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“Jesus At The Center”
Israel Houghton 

“From my heart to the Heavens, Jesus be the center
It’s all about You, yes, it’s all about You
From my heart to the Heavens, Jesus be the center
It’s all about You, yes, it’s all about You”

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Some members of the U.S. Congress do get it.

Megiddo

There is a place in the north of Israel near the plain of Jezreel and an ancient pass near Mount Carmel on the invasion route to Jerusalem from the north called Megiddo. Many battles have been fought there because of its strategic location. Tanks and troops from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran would have to pass by this place on their way to the Holy City. ‘

If the nations of Islam were to bind together and invade this place would play a pivotal role because they would have to mass together in this pass. Islam is far more powerful now than in the six day war of 1967. The invading armies would come south and north from Egypt. 

The nations of Islam have more than a thousand times the population of Israel, unlimited oil wealth, new American equipment, fanatic religious zeal and military experience which they did not have before. This war would last for much longer than six days.

 Unless. Unless Israel used its tactical nuclear weapons capability to destroy the massed troops and tanks in this pass near Megiddo. Three small nuclear blasts could destroy a hundred thousand men and their tanks and weapons. Three small nuclear strikes at Megiddo. Megiddo, or to use its ancient name, Armageddon.

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Palestinian student Shorouq Dwayyat, 19, sentenced to 16 years in Israeli prison

In another example of the lengthy sentencing practices especially targeting Palestinian youth and women in Jerusalem, Shorouq Dwayyat was sentenced to 16 years in Israeli prison by a Jerusalem court on Sunday, 25 December. Dwayyat, 19, from the village of Sur Baher, was also fined 80,000 NIS (approximately $21,000.) She was shot by an Israeli settler and seized by occupation forces on 7 October 2015 in eastern Jerusalem and accused of attempting to stab an Israeli settler. Witnesses reported that she was harassed by the settler prior to the alleged incident.

Dwayyat is a student at Bethlehem University who was studying history and geography. She graduated from high school, achieving a result of 90% in the national secondary Tawjihi examinations in 2015.

Classes at the university were cancelled for two days after her shooting and arrest in October 2015.

Dwayyat was severely injured by the four bullets lodged within her body, unlike the Israeli man she was accused of attempting to stab, who suffered no serious injuries. Following the court’s ruling, the Israeli Interior Ministry stripped the imprisoned Dwayyat of her Jerusalem residency, claiming “breach of trust,” using the case as a mechanism to further the Israeli state policy of attacking Palestinian existence in Jerusalem. Amjad Abu Assab of the Prisoners’ Committee in Jerusalem said that “this is a racist policy…with the aim of killing the spirit of challenge by Jerusalemites and preventing any manifestation of rejection of occupation in the occupied city of Jerusalem.”

She is one of 52 Palestinian women – including 12 minor girls – imprisoned in HaSharon and Damon Israeli prisons and now is serving one of the longest sentences. The longest-held Palestinian woman prisoner, Lena Jarbouni, is serving a 17-year sentence in Israeli prison.  The recent trend of particularly elevated sentences include those against Maysoon Musa (15 years), Nurhan Awad (13.5 years) and Israa Jaabis (11 years).