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I was at the church of the Sepulcher. I had no idea it was that old.

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Always wanted to visit the sites there myself, but never got the time, and not the health now.

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I was walking around at that wall too. My trip to Israel was one of the greatest times of my life.

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I almost got to go once, but had to work, and never got the chance again.

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One of my ancestors was the King of Jerusalem during the crusades, i would love to see the crusader castles, and fortresses.

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Do you have blue blood then ? :laugh:

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Yes I should be rich, and elite, but sigh I'm just an offshoot.
I have Morgans, Kings, Plantagenet, Chamberlain also, and even a Roman consul.
Funny, but Maid Marrien, and the Shari ff of Nottingham is both in my family.

You look back far enough you likely are related to many famous people.

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I don't know if I have anybody famous in my lineage but I am happy with my life at the moment.

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You likely do if you dug them up, we all have our good, bad, and ugly, and some all of the above.

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The Jews are a very intelligent and productive people. Every country that loses them loses. Europe losing it's Jewish population for flooding parasitic fanatically intolerant muslim refugees is going to pay for it.

Living Prophecy - Israel Marks First National Aliyah Day

By Tom Olago November 14, 2016

A massive yet low-profile exodus of a specific group of people has been taking place over the centuries and continues to the present day.

The exodus has been from countries all over the world; their common destination the land of Israel.

It's commonly referred to as Aliyah - the return of Jews scattered across the world, and is considered a major fulfillment of end-time Bible prophecy.

Israel celebrated its first Aliyah Day with a ceremony in Jerusalem last week.

Earlier this year, the Aliyah Day law was passed to recognize the importance of immigration to Israel and its development as a multicultural society.

The law designated Aliyah Day as the seventh day of the Hebrew month of Heshvan, coinciding with the reading of the Torah portion, which describes the divine commandment directing Abraham to go to the land of Israel.

Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, who immigrated to Israel 37 years ago, said she is "proud and excited that for the first time, Israel is marking a day commemorating immigration to Israel."

"All those immigrants, from the first wave of immigration to Israel to the fifth, from Operation Moses and Solomon to the new immigrants -- they are all composed of the ingathering of exiles called the state of Israel," she said.

Israel is a country of eight million citizens, 40 percent of whom were born outside of the country. Over three million people immigrated to the Jewish state since its inception in 1948, coming from every corner of the globe--from the US to Mozambique.

According to Reformjudaism.org, there have been five such major Aliyah waves so far:

1. The first wave, known as the "First Aliyah," took place prior to political Zionism, in the late 1800s. Most of these new immigrants came from Russia and Yemen, and set up towns.

2. The Second Aliyah, prior to World War I, was almost exclusively made up of Russian Jews, following pogroms and anti-Semitism in their country. Inspired by Socialism and Jewish nationalism, this group started the first kibbutz and revived the Hebrew language.

3. After World War I and until 1923, the Third Aliyah came to Israel. This group was also from Russia, but they arrived after the establishment of the British Mandate over Palestine and the Balfour Declaration and set about creating a sustainable Jewish agricultural economy by strengthening and building the kibbutz movement and its ancillary institutions.

4. The Fourth Aliyah, which took place over a short period of time from 1924 to 1929, was mostly made up of Jews seeking to escape anti-Semitism in Poland and Hungary. Many of these immigrants were made up of middle-class families who established small businesses and created a more rounded economy.

5. The Fifth Aliyah coincided with the rise of Nazism in Germany and extreme nationalism across Eastern Europe and included the largest number of immigrants to date - nearly one-quarter of a million Jews entered Mandate Palestine between 1929 and the beginning of World War II.

This group of immigrants included professionals, doctors, lawyers and artists. They created a thriving art and architecture scene, and with the establishment of the Port of Haifa, a thriving economy.

There have been other smaller pockets and waves of Aliyah since. One such wave was recorded by Wikipedia.org - the Jewish Aliyah from Ethiopia, or the immigration of ethnically and religiously Jewish Ethiopians (Falashas) to Israel. It began during the mid-1970s, during which the majority of the Beta Israel community emigrated to Israel.

Fast-forwarding to today - no doubt the pace of Aliyah has continued unabated. Pastor Enoch's blog (pastorenoch.com.au) three months back reported that 2015 saw the highest number of Jews making Aliyah in the past 12 years, with the numbers doubling since 2008.

France, Ukraine, and Russia are three countries leading the way in global Aliyah. Additional factors driving the pace of emigration rates have also been identified in these nations.

In France, rising anti-Semitism has been a catalyst for French Jews to undertake Aliyah.
The French Jewish community has also been the target of several terror attacks in recent years. A growing number of French Jews see the 'writing on the wall' and believe they have no future in France.

These fears have only been exacerbated by the recent refugee influx into France that has been comprised mainly of anti-Semitic applicants. In fact, a recent survey indicated that 43% of French Jews - in other words, 200,000 Jews - are currently considering making Aliyah.

The ongoing war in Ukraine has been another contributory element. Anti-Semitic tendencies have been reported to be on both sides of the conflict.

A top rebel leader on the pro-Russian side reportedly blamed the 'Jews of Ukraine' for masterminding the downfall of the previous pro-Russian government in Ukraine. Meanwhile, there are also concerns about neo-Nazi/fascist groups who have been taking part in the fighting on the Ukrainian side.

In 2015, Russia experienced a sudden 40% spike in Aliyah driven primarily by the financial crisis of 2015 that saw Russian wages drop by 8.5% and the value of the Russian Ruble cut in half compared to the US dollar.

Another motivating factor would be that Russia is home to half the world's Neo-Nazis, and just as in times past, the Russian bear could easily turn on its Jewish population.

Yemen too has yielded up her Jews to Israel. According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, the final group of Yemenite Jewish immigrants landed in Israel Sunday, March 20 following a complex covert operation coordinated by the Jewish Agency for Israel, thus bringing the historic Yemenite Aliyah to a close.

Some 200 Jews have been secretly rescued from Yemen by the Jewish Agency in recent years, including several dozen in recent months, as attacks against the Jewish community have increased and the country has descended into civil war.

More than 51,000 Yemenite Jews have immigrated to Israel since the country's establishment in 1948. The majority of the community - nearly 50,000 individuals in total - was brought to Israel in Operation Magic Carpet in 1949 and 1950.

According to a recent Christiantoday.com publication by Florence Taylor, there are now just 50 Jews left in Yemen after the latest covert airlift operation.

Even American Jews are returning to Israel. Several years back, unitedwithisrael.org examined why this would be so, as they live in relative safety and comfort. For many American Jews, the answer is simple.

Israel is the Jewish homeland. It is the land promised to the descendants of Abraham in his covenant with God, the land that housed the holy temples, the land to which the Jews have been longing to return for 2,000 years...

It is clear that Jews in Israel are not only establishing an integral connection to their past, but also defining their future as the Jewish people. Many American Jews are making Aliyah to help lay the foundation for the current and future "history" of their nation.

Chinese Jews are also eagerly standing up to be counted as Israeli Jews. Algemeiner.com reported early April the case of five women who are among the few remaining traceable descendants of China's ancient Kaifeng Jewish community. They made Aliyah to Israel that week. The women plan to formally convert to Judaism and become Israeli citizens.

"Our ancestors are Jews...I have to be here... As a child, my parents and people around me always called me 'Jewish girl,' new immigrant Yue Ting, a 25-year-old primary school teacher, told NBC News. "I didn't understand the meaning of Jewish at that time."

"I know I am Jewish," said Yue. "To be Jewish, I have to go back to Israel...I've been waiting for this time for a long time."

So are some Indian Jews. In December of 2014, ibtimes.com reported that a small tribe of people from a remote corner of northeastern India claimed to be descendants of Jews and are seeking asylum in Israel.

In the Indian state of Manipur, which borders Myanmar (Burma) to the east and Bangladesh to the west, thousands of local people have either converted to Orthodox Judaism over the past few decades or claim they belong to a group called the Bnei Menashe, who believe they trace their ancestry to one of the Lost Tribes of Israel.

The Bnei Menashe - actually the Kuki-Mizo-Chin tribes of northeastern India - think they are descended from the Menasseh tribe, who departed Israel in the eighth century B.C. after the Assyrians invaded. Al-Jazeera estimates about 7,000 Bnei Menashe currently reside in India, while about 2,000 have already settled in Israel.

So what significance, if any should be attached to the persistent Aliyah drift? Pastor Enoch of pastorenoch.com.au weighed in on the prophetic angle of it all:

"The Bible predicts a great end time ingathering of the Jewish people from the four corners of the globe. This arguably started to take place at the beginning of the 19th Century as Jews began returning to Israel...

This return was not just from Babylon as in the days of Ezra, but rather a return that would bring Jews from virtually every country on the globe.... Life in Israel is not exactly easy either, but the God of Israel has promised to protect His returning people.

Jeremiah's comforting words foretell that "He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock" (Jer. 31:10 NKJV).

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They will likely need more land so they better get to making the sands bloom. :)
Might sound bad of me, but move out the bad neighbors also.

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Just like all these muslim immigrants that hate the host population. They don't want to give up their citizenship and leave the country. It's so much better living around people far nicer than themselves.

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It is amazing the inventions and discoveries the approximately 5 million Jewish population of Israel come up with. everything they do seems to exude high quality for example their environment care, their archeology, restoring and/or preserving of historical sites, their military etc...

Israeli Company Successfully Transplants Lab-Grown Bones

© Sputnik/ Ramil SitdikovTech22:40 06.12.2016(updated 07:14 07.12.2016) Get short URL487483An Israeli biomedical company has reported that they have successfully grown bone tissue in a laboratory environment, and then transplanted it into the bodies of eleven human patients.According to Reuters the Israeli company Bonus Biogroup announced successful clinical trial results, after extracting fat cells from the bodies of eleven patients and creating a semi-liquid bone graft that they brand as ‘BonoFill.’ The patients had suffered bone loss in the jaw, and the BonoFill material was successfully used to repair the damaged areas. The company reported a successful result for all eleven patients. Current medicine uses three primary bone repair methods, including allowing the bone to heal on its own by placing it in a cast, removing the bone entirely and replacing it with a synthetic version, or by grafting other bone material (usually from another area on the patient’s body) onto the affected area. The former is seen as time-consuming and risky, while the latter two are known to be painful and expensive. © AP Photo/ Eckehard SchulzFirst Ever ‘Frankenstein’ Human Head Transplant to Happen in Germany Shai Meretzki, founder and CEO of Bonus Biogroup, claims that BonoFill is superior, as it is minimally invasive (only requiring a single injection), and runs no risk of the body rejecting the new bone matter, because it is derived from the patient’s own DNA. The healing process is also faster, claims the businessman. When the company announced the trial results, their stock rose 9.5 percent on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. This gain lasted for about a day, and by the next it was back down to where it had been the previous week. BonoFill sees many clinical trials ahead before it will be marketed to the healthcare industry. Another company official, Ora Burger, told Reuters that the next trial will be targeted at the long bones in the extremities. Despite being a tiny nation of less than nine million, Israel is one of the world leaders in biotechnical and biomedical technology. The Times of Israel claimed in May 2016 that 25-28 percent of the world’s biotech-based innovations originate from Israeli companies, laboratories, or universities.

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Donald Trump isn't going to suffer any fools so the libtards will be in for a rough time. Israel will have a great ally in Donald Trump. Obama must be bawling his eyes out at Trumps decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem I LOVE IT ! :thumbsup:


Trump's Pick For Envoy To Israel Draws Praise From The Right, Dismay From Left

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President-elect Donald Trump's pick of attorney David Friedman to serve as the next US ambassador to Israel has drawn praise from right-wing Jewish groups and dismay from the other side of the political spectrum.

The Friedman appointment "sends a powerful signal to the Jewish community and the State of Israel that President-elect Trump will strengthen the bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region," Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matt Brooks said in a statement on Thursday.

Brooks added that he looked forward to working with the Trump administration to "cripple Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons through new and strengthened sanctions, move the US embassy to the eternal capital of Israel, Jerusalem, and repair relations with our greatest ally in the Middle East that have eroded over the last eight years."

Zionist Organization of America National President Morton A. Klein said Friedman "has the potential to be the greatest US Ambassador to Israel ever.

He thoroughly understands the detailed tragic reality of the Arab/Islamic war against Israel. He has a powerful grasp of Israel's defense needs, the dangers they face, and the danger now of a Hamas/PA State.

No previous ambassador appreciates the political, historic, legal, and religious rights of the Jews to Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem like David."

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein -- president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews -- said, "David is truly a great American and a loyal ally of Israel, and we look forward to working with him to enhance joint US and Israeli interests."

Israeli officials also chimed in, with the Jewish state's Consul General in New York Dani Dayan saying, according to a tweet posted by a Times of Israel reporter, "I am sure he will be an exceptional envoy of his country to mine."

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett -- head of the right-wing Habayit Hayehudi party -- called Friedman a "great friend of Israel" and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked -- a Habayit Hayehudi member -- said Friedman was a strong proponent of West Bank settlement construction.

"I'm sure that we will work together in fruitful cooperation," she stated.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely -- of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist Likud party -- described Friedman's appointment as "great news for Israel."

"His positions reflect the will to strengthen the status of our capital right now and the understanding that the settlements were not the true problem in the region," she said.

Yair Lapid -- leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party -- tweeted, "Look forward to working with Mr. Friedman, the new US ambassador & great friend of Israel, in his rightful office in our capital, Jerusalem."

Oded Revivi -- the mayor of Efrat and the chief foreign envoy of the Yesha Council (the umbrella organization of municipal councils of Jewish communities in the West Bank) -- said, "Friedman has a deep love for all of the land and people of Israel, including those in Judea and Samaria. His knowledge and wisdom of the issues will strengthen the bridge between our great nations."

After Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in last month's presidential election, Revivi, as reported by The Algemeiner, invited the president-elect to visit Jewish communities in the West Bank during his time in office.

Tamara Zandberg -- a Knesset member from the hard-left Meretz party -- tweeted in reference to Friedman's appointment, "Reminder - Good for the occupation does not mean good for Israel."

Back in the US, the left-wing J Street organization was apoplectic over Trump's choice of Friedman. J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami tweeted on Thursday, "We'll fight this with all we've got."

In a statement, J Street said, "As someone who has been a leading American friend of the settlement movement, who lacks any diplomatic or policy credentials and who has attacked liberal Jews who support two states as 'worse than kapos,' Friedman should be beyond the pale for senators considering who should represent the United States in Israel. This nomination is reckless, putting America's reputation in the region and credibility around the world at risk."

In a tweet published on Thursday, the National Jewish Democratic Council said there "hasn't been a less experienced pick" for US ambassador to Israel.

Trump, the NJDC went on to say in a later tweet, "is not taking the US-Israel relationship seriously."

In a pre-election interview with The Algemeiner in early November, Friedman said that a Trump administration would not expect Israel to uproot its citizens who now live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as part of any future peace deal with the Palestinians.

"It is inconceivable there could be a mass evacuation on that magnitude, in the unlikely event that there was an otherwise comprehensive peace agreement," Friedman said. "It makes no sense for Judea and Samaria to be 'Judenrein [void of Jews],' any more than it makes sense for Israel to be 'Arabrein [void of Arabs].' It's not fair."

This would mark a departure from the Obama administration, which criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year after he said, as reported by The Algemeiner, that the main obstacle to peace was the demand of Palestinian leaders for the "ethnic cleansing" of Jews from the West Bank.

Friedman went on: "The critical thing is to recognize that there is not going to be any progress on a Palestinian state until the Palestinians renounce violence and accept Israel as a Jewish state. Until that happens, there is really nothing to talk about in terms of a political process."

What a Trump administration would not do, Friedman said, "is put its finger on the scale and try to force Israel into a particular outcome, but rather will support Israel in reaching its own conclusion about how to best achieve peace with its neighbors."

"We trust Israel," he continued. "We think it is doing an excellent job of balancing its respect for human rights and its security needs in a very difficult neighborhood.

Israel is a partner with the US in the global war against terrorism. And we want our partner to be attendant to that task and not distracted by foreign countries telling it what to do. That's really the overall premise of the policy -- to respect Israel as a partner, and not to unduly influence its decisions."

Furthermore, Friedman said, "The only thing that makes sense now is to take small steps to try to improve circumstances on the ground and provide encouragement and assistance to Palestinians who are not pursuing a hateful agenda."

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Glad if it's true that he will let them do as they will, and determine their own fate. The problem is that the US, and UN have meddled to much in it, and prolonged all the suffering, and killing.

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Perhaps Donald Trump is just the leader the world needs to do what's right in Israel. :thumbsup:

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He wants the UN out of here supposedly, that would be a great start to bettering things.

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I was reading an article on the beautiful Arabian Oryx's comeback from very near extinction a few days ago. Only in Israel can it be protected from poaching in the middle east. in all the muslim lands the reintroduction efforts are being destroyed by poaching. I was suprised to see that Israel has a red fox. I do believe that North America's red fox is the most beautiful with it's thick orange fur but Israels looks great too. That mountain gazelle looks cool too. Perhaps with all the ibex and hyrax there the sand leopard will be able to comeback from near extinction. The UN's efforts to appease the muslims in their desperate efforts to destroy the Jews would if they could succeed lead to the end of the superb environmental work Israel has done that are allowing these species to thrive.

Israel's 10 most beautiful animals
The wildlife in Israel is varied and totally amazing.

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