Mayor of Jerusalem calls for Jews to be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount. According to Israel National News, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has come out against the ongoing discrimination against Jews on the Temple Mount. Jews are prohibited from praying on the Mount, which is the holiest place in the world in Judaism, and many have even been arrested for moving their lips at the site. Barkat said, however, that the matter is ultimately in the government’s hands and not in the hands of Jerusalem leaders. His own opinion is “to let every person pray on the Temple Mount.”
United Nations conference aims to take contol of the internet in one month. According to Fox News, a United Nations-sponsored conference next month in Dubai will propose new regulations and restrictions for the Internet, which critics say will censor free speech, levy tariffs on e-commerce, and even force companies to make devices that are better for the environment. Concerns about the closed-door event have led the State Department to file a series of new proposals seeking to ensure “competition and commercial agreements — and not regulation” as the meeting’s main message. Terry Kramer, the chief U.S. envoy to the conference, says the United States is against sanctions and believes management of the Internet by one central organization goes against free speech.
Palestinian president vows to prevent another ‘intifada’. According to the Associated Press, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is reaching out to Israelis ahead of a trip to the U.N. where he will seek an upgraded observer status for his territory. He vowed to prevent another violent Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, like that of last decade. Abbas told Israeli television news, “We don’t want to use terror…we want to use diplomacy, we want to use politics, we want to use negotiations, we want to use peaceful resistance.”
The Bible says in Mark 13:35-37: “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
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