Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation”

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Source: yalibnan

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians,” Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros said at the close of a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, “to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians,” Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros said at the close of a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, “to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”

A high-ranking Israeli official on Sunday slammed a statement from Catholic bishops, who called for international organizations to lead the cause of Palestinian statehood.

Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros sparked an interreligious firestorm when he suggested that Israel was “using Scripture” to continue its occupation of Palestinian territory.

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians,” Bustros said at the close of a two-week conference in Rome, Italy, “to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands.”

The Archbishop then questioned the biblical idea of a “promised land” set aside by a specific…

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A reason to believe in God

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Guest post by Melissa Presser

I’ve come to see in this journey we call blogging that God is teaching me something new everyday. What started out as a writing adventure to document my journey as a Jewish girl following Jesus has turned into so much more for me. And it’s helped me to be true to what I believe and share that truth with others. Not because I’m making people believe Jesus existed or that He is the son of God, but just by simply telling my story.

I think so many of us who are believers forget that part- we want to talk bible but we don’t want to share our experiences because they are too personal. But I have found that when I do that, it enables a person to see Jesus as real and tangible. Because He has manifested himself in my life. Like so many of…

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“Risk of Collapse” and “Panic” in the Air, China Cuts Rates

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Source: Wolf Street

It didn’t take long: the frazzled People’s Bank of China tries to put a stop to the worst 2-week crash since 1996.

The whole world piled into what had been the hottest stock market in the universe. Chinese stocks had been endlessly hyped in the US and elsewhere. For the smart money, it was a game of chicken; ride it up and get out just before the crash.

Chinese stock markets had more than doubled in 12 months, propelled also by margin debt, cheap credit all around, and the irresistible desire to get rich quick. Everyone in China, from street vendors to housewives, suddenly opened margin accounts in Hong Kong and mainland China, and borrowed money to buy stocks. Outstanding margin debt ballooned to $348 billion, even while insiders were reportedly dumping stocks. A well-oiled wealth-transfer machine.

It was one heck of a party. By early June…

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In Case You Are Still Confused About Who Is In Charge

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Source: Lew Rockwell, By Bionic Mosquito

“Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I care not who makes its laws.” – Amschel Rothschild

To my understanding, that Amstel Rothschild ever said such a thing is in doubt. All I will say is if he didn’t say it, he should have.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard does an excellent job of highlighting the institution that is, in fact, in charge. He is not impressed with their work regarding the situation in Greece:

Rarely in modern times have we witnessed such a display of petulance and bad judgment by those supposed to be in charge of global financial stability, and by those who set the tone for the Western world.

The spectacle is astonishing. The European Central Bank, the EMU bail-out fund, and the International Monetary Fund, among others, are lashing out in fury against an elected government that refuses to…

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Why We’re Headed Toward a “Cashless Society”

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Source: Acting Man, by Bill Bonner

Don’t Count on Your ATM Cards

Yesterday, came a report that the prime minister of Poland, Ewa Kopacz, has urged Poles traveling to Greece to take “a larger amount of cash” with them. Why? Because the situation could be “very dynamic,” she says. “Please do not count only on your ATM cards and on ATMs, but take a larger amount of cash with you.”

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Queues are forming at ATMs in Greece of late. These ATMs will keep working as long as the ECB provides ELA financing to Greek banks. Unfortunately, the latter are beginning to run out of collateral. We are guessing they are probably giving the Bank of Greece IOUs now that they are issuing themselves. Yes, the situation is “dynamic”.

Photo credit: Simela Pantzartzi / EPA

It’s not the dynamic situation that would worry us. It’s the dynamite that lies beneath…

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Greece’s Economic Disaster May Start A Chain Reaction That Will Spread To Other Countries – Episode 704

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Greece economic disaster could effect other countriesCentral Bankers now pushing falsehoods to cover up the Greek problem. Greeks are protesting against austerity. Greece will open 700 branches and will allow pension withdrawals only. S&P downgrades Greece and predicts a default. Puerto Rico reports that they cannot pay their debts. Some Italian banks stay closed on Monday. White House says Greece problem will not effect US Banks. Central banks of central banks says not prepared for a major collapse. Obama sign TAA fast track. Ukraine positions tanks to the contact line. US intelligence reporting (no real facts) Assad is getting ready to use an unknown chemicals in a chemical attack. Turkey now setting up a buffer zone in Syria.

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