1. According to the Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may not meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week, but if Tehran says it is willing to recognize Israel, Netanyahu might consider a meeting. Netanyahu told Canadian CTV News on Thursday that “If Rouhani said ‘we recognize the Jewish state. We, Iran, are prepared to have peace with Israel, Israel would be here forever,’ well that would peak my interest, in Davos or anywhere else.”
2. According to the Times of Israel, Sometime between breakfast and lunchtime on Monday, a message will arrive in Belgium’s capital that should set in motion an international diplomatic machine, affect billions of dollars blocked in banks and have repercussions from US college campuses to oil tankers on the seas. If the IAEA inspectors are satisfied the Iranians are keeping their word, European Union governments, with the White House’s blessing, are poised to deliver with surprising swiftness on their end of the deal: a six-month suspension of some of the sanctions that are hobbling Iran’s economy.
3. According to The Telegraph, a massive wildfire spanning 21,000 hectares is burning out of control across south-east Australia and is so fierce it is “creating its own weather”, including self-generated lightning and spot fires. The blaze, which has killed at least one person and destroyed several homes, follows a five-day heatwave in the cities of Adelaide and Melbourne. Melbourne had its fourth day above 104dF on Friday – its worst spell since 1908.
4. According to the Associated Press, Jordan’s king called on visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to seize the moment and opportunity made possible under a U.S. diplomatic push to achieve a lasting and comprehensive settlement with the Palestinians. The appeal came during a surprise visit by Netanyahu, who held talks with Abdullah II on the latest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. The palace said the two talked behind closed doors about the “developments in the peace process” and Israeli-Palestinian negotiations sponsored by the United States. The visit was not previously announced.
5. According to The Jerusalem Post, the White House has stated that world security hinges on the success of the Iranian nuclear deal. Issuing a detailed breakdown of the technical nuclear agreement reached in Geneva this week between Iran and world powers, the White House said, “For the sake of our national security and the peace and security of the world,” diplomacy with Iran must be given a chance to succeed.
The Bible says in Acts 1:10-11: “And while the disciples looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”
Our Second Coming quote for today is from J.C. Pollock. He said, “Millions of graves are dug every year, but it is inspiring to think that one generation of Christians will cheat the undertaker.”
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