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Israel's Election - The Wait Continues; Impeachment Begins in Washington

It is now eight days since the elections in Israel were completed.  The ballots have been counted.  The result is that no one won a clear majority in the Knesset, Israel's Parliament.  Two parties dominated that election: the Blue and White Party, under the leadership of Benny Gantz, and the Likud Party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  But neither party won a majority.  During this past week, both party leaders began creating a coalition, yet, in spite of that coalition creation, there is still not a majority for either party.  Both Prime Minister Netanyahu and Benny Gantz met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.  He urged them to form a unity government.  In other words, both parties would share leadership.  The portfolios of ministry - sort of similar to our Cabinet positions - would be divided.  Both Netanyahu and Gantz would share the prime minister position - although they would have to take turns in that office, one would have it for two years, t…

Israel's Elections, the Saudis Under Attack, and Lessons from the Roman Republic

It is early Wednesday morning Minnesota time as I am writing this posting.  We are still awaiting the results of the election yesterday in Israel.  As of this morning, the election is too close to call.  It seems that the Likud party and its leader Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Blue and White Party with its leader Benny Gantz are tied, each party controlling 32 seat within the 120 seat Knesset.  As I have explained before, it takes a majority of the Knesset seats to organize a government, thus meaning 61 seats.  If the election holds as it presently is, then both sides will begin to tally up the support they have from the other parties that also will have representation within the Knesset - each seeking that 61 seat majority goal.  Ultimately, it will be up to the decision of the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, as to whom he will call upon to form a government.  We should have a clearer picture of the election results later today. 


This is a critical election for Israel.…

Catastrophic Destruction Ahead When Jesus Returns

I don't know about you, but I view those pictures coming out of the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian and stand aghast at the destruction.  All that remains of people's lives are just fragments - splinters of chairs, pieces of pictures, shreds of blankets.  We are coming to find out that many of these people truly had nothing to begin with.  A small cubicle that they called home.  A few pieces of furniture - a chair or two, a table, and a bed, hardly more than that.  Their lives were devoted to working at the resorts where elite travelers came and enjoyed the sun, the surf, and the tropical breezes of the Islands.  But Hurricane Dorian ripped away the facades and exposed the real world of the Bahamas. 


Seldom have we witnessed the total devastation wrought by a storm as we have seen from Dorian.  The loss of life is expected to climb as search teams begin to clear the rubble left behind.  To date, some 70,000 Bahamians are homeless and destitute.  Many will be unable to rebu…

More News from the World Where Truth No Longer is Tolerated

I must confess that there are days when I just shake my head in unbelief over some of the things happening around us.  I will never cease to be amazed at the utter foolishness of people and the mindless decisions that are reached.  Here is an example: In an article written by Thomas Gallatin and posted at: www.patriotpost.us/articles/65199-ca-court-overturns-conviction-against-steinle-killer, I was shocked at what I read.  "If there wasn't already more than enough insult added to injury in the sad case of the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of a five-time deported illegal-alien felon, a California appeals court on Friday overturned the lone conviction against her killer.  In the cast against Mexican national Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, the First District Court of Appeals overturned his felony possession of a weapon conviction on a seeming technicality.  In its decision, the court noted that the trial judge failed to give the jury 'the momentary possession instruction.'…