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Eurovision Song Contest is a sircus with clowns we cannot trust

Music is a huge part of my life and will always be. Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) is not the hottest thing on this planet, but I`m watching it every year. The Grand Final of ESC 2019 took place in Tel Aviv last Saturday, and 26 countries competed for the trophy.

The winner of the 64th ESC this time was Duncan Laurence from Netherlands with the song «Arcade». This is the fifth time the Netherlands wins ESC, and last time they won the ESC was 44 years ago where Teach-In won with «Ding-A-Dong», in 1975.

The Netherlands hosted the contest in 1958, 1970, 1976, 1980 and will host the contest in 2020, thanks to Duncan Laurence who sounds a bit like Chris Martin (Coldplay). Not a bad song, but was a clear winner? Not at all, and you should take the winner at this sircus as a pinch of salt.

Last year, Israel won with the song «Toy» by Netta Barzilai. Was it a clear winner? Not at all. The best song was «Fuego» by Eleni Foureira from Cyprus, and that`s still a big hit. So, there is something wrong here.

Netta Barzilai got 317 points from the Televoters, and 212 point from National juries. In other words; the National juries from all the countries in Europe didn`t have Netta as their favorite, but the majority of the people in Europe had. Random people woted for Israel by sending an SMS. Huh… Is this something we can trust?

Let`s take a look at another winner. In 2006, Finland won with the song «Hard Rock Hallelujah» by Lordi. They got 292 points, and it was all by Televoting while Monaco and Albania used juries. They were breaking the previous record for the highest tally in Contest history.

Lordis song is the second Eurovision song with the word Helleluhay in its title. The first one is Israels Hallelujah, which got first place at the 1979 ESC. The difference is the text. Lordi`s text is about blood and sticky floors.

A girl with a face of an angel, and an urge to kill. She was sanctified by death, and dont you mess with the devils bride. Cant you feel the darkness falling? Cant you hear the heavens roaring? The deadite girls gone wild. Shes a demon in heat. And so goes the text.

Can someone tell me who the televoters is?

Netherlands won Eurovision 2019 despite Sweden won the jury votes. But there is more to come. Norway won the tele votes and this is very odd. Norway got 47 points from the National jury, but jumped to the 5th place with 291 points from the televoters.

Who is the televoters?

Many people in Europe hate the Eurovision because they believe it`s corrupt and borderline racist. The problem with the National jury is the geo-political games countries play when awarding each other marks. Greece and Cyprus give eatch other 12 points while Britain and Ireland treat each other well during the troubles. So can be said about Serbia, Poland, Croatia and Russia (post cold war).

On top of that, they say it is a «non-political» event, but it is. This time, Madonna did not have permission to make a political statement about the Israel-Palestine conflict during her performance at the Eurovision. Madonna`s dancers were seen wearing Israeli and Palestinian flags on their backs at the final in Tel Aviv Saturday.

The dancer with the Palestinian flag on the back was Mona Berntsen from Norway. It is well known what the majority of the people in Norway thing about Israel. According to author Hanne Nabintu Herland, Norway missed thousands of bombs after the bombing in Libya. Later on, it was revealed that they gave the bombs to Hamas who is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamist fundamentalist organization. Hamaz have only one goal: Genocide.

Norway have so far supported Palestinians with about $1 billion and Mads Fredrik Gilbert has been lauded as a «hero» in Norwegian media for his work in Gaza. Gilbert has a broad range of experience from international humanitarian work.

Since the 1970`s, he has been actively involved with solidarity work concerning Palestinians, and he has served as a doctor for several periods in the Palestinian territories. He has written a book about Gaza, but he has also been subject for controversy for his political activism.

In a statement made to Dagbladet in the wake of the September 11 attacks, Gilbert stated: «The attack on New York did not come as a surprise with the politics the West has followed the last decades. I am upset by the terrorist attack, but I am at least as upset over the suffering that the US has caused.

It is in this context that 5000 dead has to be seen. If the U.S government has a legitimate right to bomb and kill civilians in Iraq, the oppressed has a moral right to attack the U.S with the weapons they may creatae as well. Dead civilians are the same wether they are Americans, Palestinians or Iraqis.»

When asked if he supported a terrorist attack against the US he answered; «Terror is a poor weapon, but my answer is yes, within the context I have mentioned.»

Robert Mueller was the boss at the FBI at that time and he is the one that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. But it was a big lie. So don`t blame on Bush and his organization. Nor the U.S government.

I assume we will hear more about that and the Deep State very soon. That being said: Trump warned about a was in Iraq. He was against it and said it will destebalize the Middle Eeast and he was right.

Madonna ended her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with these words: Wake UP!

Jon Ola Sand from Norway is the European Broadcasting Unions Executive Supervisor of the European Song Contest, and he havent comented on the political act yet.

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Netanyahu`s re-election improved the changes of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be Israel`s longest-serving prime minister despite ongoing probes and a tough election campaign against a former military chief. Netanyahu faced tough challenge from the military veteran Gantz, who has the security credentials prized by Israeli’s and a clean-hands image.

This referendum was all about Netanyahus character, as hes likely to be indicted on corruption charges later this year. But people in Israel voted for him because they don`t care about some cigars and a few packages. He is suspected of wrongfully accepting $264,000-worth of gifts, which prosecutors said included cigars and Champaign, from tycoons and dispensing favours in alleged bids for improved coverage by an Israeli newspaper and a website.

Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit intends to charge Netanyahu in three craft cases, but Netanyahu claim he is innocent but will also stand down if convicted. Netanyahu is called «the magican» and «King Bibi», and he has previously said that the corruption probes were fabricated by opponents who can`t defeat him at the ballot box.

Netanyahu became the leader of Likud in 1993 and won the 1996 elections, becoming Israels yongest-ever Prime Minister, serving his first term from June 1996 to July 1999. He worked as a Finance Minister from 2003 to 2005 in Ariel Sharons governments.

Following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, his temporary successor Shimon Peres decided to call early elections in order to give the government a mandate to advance the peace process. Netanyahu hired Republican political operative Arthur Finkelstein to run his campaign, and he became the youngest person in history of the position and the first Israeli Prime Minister to be born in the State of Israel.

Netanyahu`s victory over the pre-election favorite Shimon Peres surprised many. The main catalyst in the downfall of the latter was a wave of suicide bombings shortly before the elections, on 3 and 4 March 1996.

Palestinians carried out two suicide bombings, killing 32 Israelis, with Peres seemingly unable to stop the attacks. Unlike Peres, Netanyahu did not trust Yasser Arafat and conditioned any progress at the peace process on the Palestinian National Authority fulfilling its obligations, mainly fighting terrorism, and ran with the campaign slogan «Netanyahu – making a safe peace».

He engaged in a major reform of the Israeli economy, which was credited by commentators as having significantly improved Israels subsequent economic performance. During Netanyahus decade in power, Israel`s economy grew nearly 75 percent.

Netanyahu retook the Likud leadership in December 2005, after Sharon left to form a new party, Kadima. In December 2006, Netanyahu retook the Likud leadership in Opposition in the Knesset and Chairman of Likud.

Following the 2009 parliament election, in which Likud placed second and right-wing parties won a majority. He formed a coalition government. He won electoral victory in the 2013 elections for the third time, and in the 2015 elections for the fourth time, matching David Ben-Gurion for most premierships, and he is the only prime minister in Israel`s history to have been elected three times in a row.

This is a historic day for Israel, and one of the secret weapons in this election is the relationship with the U.S president Donald Trump who recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He also delivered Netanyahu a jackpot when he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

Netanyahus re-election improved the changes of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. «Hes been a great ally and hes a friend. Id like to congratulate him on a well-thought-out race,» Trump said.

«I think well see some pretty good action in terms of peace,» Trump told reporters at the White house on Wednesday. «I never made a promise. But everyone said you cant have peace in the Middle East with Israel and the Palestinians. I think we have a chance,» Trump said.

Before the inauguration in 2017, Trump assigned his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to seek the «deal of the century» by coming up with a new Middle East peace plan. Pompeo has also said that they have some new and fresh and different ideas.

Kushner said a few weeks ago that the Trump administration will not release its peace plan prior to the election this week. He is working with Trump`s former personal lawyer Jason Greenblatt to present economic elements of the plan to wealthy Arab allies after series of meetings at the Munich Security Conference in Warsaw, Poland.

It would be great for Netanyahu if the peace plan is released before coalition formation because that can broaden his coalition. But he has said in the past that he will not divide Jerusalem, even if Palestinians say they want to establish their capital there as well. Jerusalem is a pivot point and that can also disrupt Natanyahu`s ability to hold together a coalition.

If Kushner can`t achieve Mideast peace, nobody can, Trump said.

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Is this the beginning of the apocalypse and will Jesus descend to Syria and Damascus?

This is not the first time we have seen a chemical attack in Syria. Five years ago, former president Barrack Obama had to deal about it, and now it is Trump`s turn to something. Mr Trump said the United States will make «major decisions» about its response over the next 24 to 48 hours.

“It was an atrocious attack”, Mr Trump said. It was horrible five years ago, and it is still horrible. Mr Trump are studying the situation extremely closely and he will meet the military leaders to make any decisions.

 

 

“Were talking about humanity," Trump said. "And it cant be allowed to happen. Well be looking at that barbaric act and studying whats going on.” The Pentagon chief said he would not rule out a U.S military strike against Syria in response to a suspected poison gas.

Trump`s new national security adviser, John Bolton, had his first day on job on Monday, and he has previously advocated military action against Syria.

The poison attack on Saturday took place in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. A day later, Israel conducted an airstrike on a Bashar al-Assad air base in Syria.

What in the world is going on in Syria?

King David, during his war against the Arameans, captured the city Damascus (Samuel 8:5-6). Later, it was conquered by Rezon, who cast off Israelite sovereignty during Solomon`s reign, and made it the capitol of the Aram-Damascus kingdom (1 Kings 11:23).

It remained the capitol until it was destroyed by the Assyrians in 732 BC. After the Assyrians, Damascus was taken over by the Chaldeans, then the Persians, then the Greeks.

Damascus was conquered by Alexander the Great, and after the death of Alexander in 323 BC, Damascus became the site of a struggle between the Seleucid and Ptolemaic empires. In 64 BC, the Roman general Pompay annexed the western part of Syria. In the New testament era there was a large Jewish community living in Damascus, as well as a Christian community.

In 1516, the Ottoman Turks came and remained for the next 400 years. Damascus had 10,423 households at that time. Under Ottoman rule, Christians and Jews were considered dhimmis (Non-Muslims) and were allowed to practice their religious precepts.

Islam is the dominant religion in Syria, and the majority of Muslims are Sunni while Alawites and Twelver Shi`a comprise sizeable minorities. Damascus is the capitol of Syria, north of Israel, and today, Damascus is the largest city of Syria with an estimated population of about 1,5 million people.

A closer look at the bible tells us that the great evangelist, Paul, converted to Christianity when traveling on a road to Damascus. Saul (later known as Paul) was on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians when he was blinded by a light from the presence of Jesus. He spent three days in Damascus, blind, until Jesus sent a disciple named Ananias to Saul.

Through Ananias, Jesus restored Saul`s sight, and baptized him. Damascus was the city in which Paul began his work as a great evangelist, teaching people in Asia, Africa and Europe about Jesus. This is where the conversion of Paul the Apostle comes in.

The conversion of Paul the Apostle, was, according to the New Testament, an event in the life of Paul the Apostle that led him to cease persecuting early Christians and to become a follower of Jesus. It is normally dated to AD 33-36. The phrases Pauline conversion, Damascene conversion and Damascus Christophany, and road to Damascus allude to this event.

The phrase «road to Damascus» is an English idiom that means an important point in a person`s life where a great change of ideas or beliefs takes place. The idiom comes from the Christians Bible (Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 9). It refers to the conversation of Saul of Tarsus (a.k.a St Paul) to Christianity while travelling to Damascus.

Many people around the world claim that jesus will descend in Damascus and not in Jerusalem.

The Second Coming is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future return of Jesus Christ after his incarnation and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.

The idea is based on Messianic prophecies found in the canonical gospels and is part of most Christian eschatological. Views about the nature of Jesus` Second Coming vary among Christian denomination and among individual Christians.

Most English versions of the Nicene Creed include the following statements: «…..he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in his glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end….. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.»

According to historian Charles Freeman, early Christians expected Jesus to return within a generation of his death and the non-occurrence of the second coming surprised the early Christian communities.

“Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have appeared, from this w know that it is the last hour.”

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the hope of believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prphecies in His Word. In His first coming, Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied.

Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His birth, life, ministry death, and resurrection. However, there are some prophecies regarding the Messiah that Jesus has not yet fulfilled.

The Second Coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill these remaining prophecies. In His first coming, Jesus was suffering Servant..

In His second coming, Jesus will be the conquering King.

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It will be vital that Mahmoud Abbas presents an alternative view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

If President Donald Trump can make peace in the Middle East, I think he without doubt is the best negotiator in the World. Mr Trump is visiting Israel and Jerusalem today and he is the first sitting U.S president to visit the Western Wall.

Shinybull.com were streaming live from the meeting earlier today, and President Donald Trump met both President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu who said quote: «It will not be simple, but for the first time in many years, and the first time in my lifetime, I see a real hope for change.»

 

 

Prime Minister of Israel Netanyahu also called Jerusalem the united and eternal capital of Israel and said Israel protects the holy sites of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

Mr Trump is not the only one to try to help to bring stability in the Middle East, and this is a project that many different people around the world has been working on for decades. The last round of peace talks was led by former president Barack Obama and John Kerry, but as many times before, it all fell apart three years ago.

America is very pro-Israel and together they are very powerful with a lot of nuclear weapons. Netanyahu appreciated the American change in policy on Iran and he added: “We can hold back Irans march in this region and thwart Irans unbridled ambition.”

The main reason for the conflict is the Palestinians desire for an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, which is a land Israel “captured” in 1967. Both sides in this conflict is accusing the other of not being willing to negotiate in good faith.

It can be very difficult for both sides to make a one-nation solution. A two-state solution is imminent, but two systems for two people’s can be seen as apartheid and unending occupation for Palestinians. Mr Trump belive in a two-state solution and for the Palestinians, it will be vital that Abbas presents an alternative view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Trump has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner with negotiating peace and longtime lawyer, Jason Greenblatt, to be his on-the-ground envoy.

President Donald Trump is convinced that the Mideast should no longer be riven by violence and that peace is within reach.

Next step in this peace project is Mr Trump`s meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday.

 

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Alibaba in Jerusalem

The Chinese Giant Alibaba that pulled off one of the biggest IPO`s in Wall Street`s history last year is partnering with Israeli venture capital firm JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners). It is so much negative talk about Israel in the media, so why are Alibaba doing this?

This year it is 70 years since the Holocaust and the first genocide since the world war II was found in Bosnia in 1992. Thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed, and it was «ethnic cleansing.» U.S Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke called Bosnia «the greatest failure of the West since the 1930`s.» It`s too much hate in Europe today.

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The Chinese people has another sight. They see human capital. They see talents. More Chinese people are seen in Iran as well as in Africa at the moment. The Chinese people are not killing them, but collaborate with them. They are friends.

The Chinese giant Alibaba is partnering with JVP which have $1 billion under management, attracted Alibaba`s attention with several of its recent «wins», exits for companies like security firm CyberArk and CyActive.

CyActie was recently bought by Paypal for $60 million and CyberArk was listed on Nasdaq in 2014. Some 20 JVP-invested firms have achieved exits since the company was established in 1993. In 2012, JVP was ranked as one of the top ten VC`s in the world.

JVP has had other notable successes, including early support and investment for XtremIO, which was sold to EMC in 2012 for close to $500b.

Alibaba has already invested $5 million in Visualead which is an Israel start-up that develops QR code technology. The investment with JVP will give Alibaba entrèe to the heart of the top technologies being developed in Israel today.

Israel`s most important tech industries is the cyber-security field and the world-wide market for cyber-security products, services and technologies was currently worth about $80 billion annually and rising, and Israel had about 10% of that. That makes Israel a power in cyber-security with great talents and great resources.

Accompanying the Alibaba executives who closed the deal with JVP is a group of Chinese investors and corporate executives, including Jason Lu, VP and Chief Risk Officer of Alipay, a subsidiary of Alibaba and one of China`s largest online payment firms.

Many of the world`s biggest companies are looking to Israel. Apple, which began operations in Israel in 2012 has about 700 employees in Israel, but work with more than 6,000 Israelis. Apple`s Herzliya R&D center is the second-largest in the world.

Along with hiring more Arabs, Israel has been encouraging tech companies to hire more woman and ultra-Orthodox Israelis. Increasing diversity in the workplace was a lesson Israel could learn from Apple. Keep in mind that Steve Job`s father was an Arab, born in Syria. Steve Jobs died in 2011, at the age of 56.

«True innovation can only result from full access to education for all, regardless of race, religion, or sex,» the president Rivlin said. Diversity is also an important issue to Cook himself.

Apple is one of the few companies that publishes a statistical breakdown of the gender and ethnic background of employees. Looking at diversity as «going far beyond the traditional categories of race, gender and ethnicity.

“It includes personal qualities that usually go unmeasured, like sexual orientation, veteran status, and disabilities. Who we are, where we come from, and what we’ve experienced influence the way we perceive issues and solve problems. We believe in celebrating that diversity and investing in it,” Tim Cook said.

Israel is very important to Apple and Tim Cook said that «Apple is in Israel because the engineering talent here is incredible. You guys are incredibly important to everything that we do and to all the products that we build.»

With multi-million dollar acquisitions and investments Indian companies also hope to tap into Israel`s flourishing innovation and start-up ecosystem. India`s industrial corporations are also increasingly looking to Israel for their innovation and technology needs.

India`s Tata Group is the lead investor in Tel Aviv University`s Technology Innovation Momentum Fund worth $20 million. The Indian Wipro has set up a Venture Capital arm with a war-chest of $100 million.

The Indian IT-giant Infosys announced the acquisitions of Panaya. An Israeli automation technology provider for estimated $200 million. Infosys is a global leader in IT-consulting and outsourcing. Their market cap is 41,01B.

They are looking for innovations that would give the company an edge over other global competitors. They reported a revenue of $8,25 billion in 2014 and shored up its existing start-up fund to $500 million.

War is stupid.

Human Capital and Team Work is the future.

 

 


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