TEN MAJOR EVENTS (Plus ONE!)
(Relating to Israel’s Covenant Land) 1. October 30,
1991: The Perfect Storm—As President George H. W. Bush
is opening the Madrid (Spain) Conference to consider
“land for peace” in Israel’s Middle East role, the
“perfect storm” develops in the North Atlantic,
creating the largest waves ever recorded in that
region. The storm travels 1000 miles from “east to
west” instead of the normal “west to east” pattern and
crashes into the New England Coast. Thirty-five foot
waves crash into the Kennebunkport home of President
2. August 23, 1992: Hurricane Andrew—When the Madrid
Conference moves to Washington DC and the peace talks
resume, Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster
ever to hit America, comes ashore and produces an
estimated $30 billion in damage and leaving 180,000
homeless in Florida.
3. January 16, 1994: Northridge Earthquake—President
Bill Clinton meets with Syria's President Hafez
el-Assad in Geneva. They talk about a peace agreement
with Israel that includes giving up the Golan Heights.
Within 24 hours, a powerful 6.9 earthquake rocks
Southern California, This quake, centered in
Northridge, becomes the second most destructive
natural disaster to hit the United States, behind
4. January 21, 1998: Lewinsky Scandal—Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President
Clinton at the White House and is coldly received.
Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
refuse to have lunch with him. Shortly afterwards on
that day, the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks into the
mass media and begins to occupy a major portion of
5. September 28, 1998: Hurricane George—As Secretary
of State Albright works on the final details of an
agreement in which Israel would give up 13 percent of
Yesha (Judah and Samaria), Hurricane George slams into
the United States Gulf Coast with 110 mph winds and
gusts up to 175 mph. The hurricane hits the coast and
stalled. On September 28, Clinton meets with Yasser
Arafat and Netanyahu at the White House to finalize
this land deal. Later, Arafat addresses the United
Nations about declaring an independent Palestinian
state by May 1999, as Hurricane George pounds the Gulf
Coast, causing $1 billion in damage. At the exact time
that Arafat departs the country, the storm begins to
6. October 15-22, 1998: Texas Flooded—On October 15,
1998, Arafat and Netanyahu meet at the Wye River
Plantation in Maryland. The talks are scheduled to
last five days with the focus on Israel giving up 13
percent of Yesha. The talks are extended and conclude
on October 23. On October 17, awesome rains and
tornadoes hit southern Texas. The San Antonio area is
deluged with rain. The rain and flooding in Texas
continue until October 22 and then subside. The floods
ravage 25 percent of Texas and leave over one billion
dollars in damage. On October 21, Clinton declares
this section of Texas a major disaster area.
7. November 30, 1998: Market Capitalization
Evaporates—Arafat comes to Washington again to meet
with President Clinton to raise money for a
Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital. A
total of 42 other nations were represented in
Washington. All the nations agreed to give Arafat $3
billion in aid. Clinton promised $400 million, and the
European nations $1.7 billion. On the same day, the
Dow Jones average drops 216 points, and on December 1,
the European Market had its third worst day in
history. Hundreds of billions of market capitalization
were wiped out in the U.S. and Europe.
8. December 12, 1998: Clinton is Impeached—As Clinton
lands in the Palestinian-controlled section of Israel
to discuss the “land for peace” process, the House of
Representatives votes four articles of impeachment
9. May 3, 1999: The Powerful Super Tornado—On the day
that Yasser Arafat is scheduled to declare a
Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital, the
most powerful tornado storm system ever to hit the
United States sweeps across Oklahoma and Kansas. The
winds are clocked at 316 mph the fastest wind speed
ever recorded. The declaration is postponed to
December 1999 at the request of President Clinton,
whose letter to Arafat encourages him in his
"aspirations for his own land." He also writes that
the Palestinians have a right to "determine their own
future on their own land" and that they deserve to
"live free, today, tomorrow and forever."
10. Week of October 11: Hurricane, Earthquake and Dow
Collapse—As Jewish settlers in 15 West Bank (Israel)
settlements are evicted from the covenant land in
Israel, the Dow-Jones financial averages lose 5.7
percent in the worst week since October 1989. On
October 15 the Dow lost 266 points, and a hurricane
slams into North Carolina. On the next morning,
October 16, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks the
southwest in the fifth most powerful earthquake in
20th Century. The earthquake was centered in the
California desert and did little damage but was felt
in three states.
In Addition; Hurricane Katrina
11. A week after Israel started pulling out of the Gaza, Hurricane Katrina hit the American South. The Gaza pull-out was apart of the US led Road
Map to Peace. . In February 2005 the Israeli government voted to implement Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for unilateral disengagement from
the Gaza Strip beginning on 15 August 2005. The Hurricane breached the levees in New Orleans on 29 August 2005.
See the Road Map to PEase
From Rueters News..
Olmert says Israel must quit more occupied land
By Jonathan Saul
Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel would have to give up parts of the occupied West Bank to set a border with the Palestinians in his
first policy speech since replacing Ariel Sharon.
"In order to ensure the existence of a Jewish national home, we will not be able to continue ruling over the territories in which the majority of the
Palestinian population lives," he said on Tuesday.
Olmert was addressing the Herzliya security conference where Sharon first flagged last year's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
Hinting that Israel would act alone to set a border in the West Bank if talks failed, Olmert said that he hoped Wednesday's Palestinian election
would deliver a government ready to follow a U.S.-backed peace road map.
"There is no doubt that the most dramatic and important step we face is shaping the permanent borders of the state of Israel," Olmert said.
"We would prefer an agreement. If our expected partners in the negotiations in the framework of the road map do not uphold their commitments, we will
preserve the Israeli interest at all costs," Olmert said.
Palestinians reacted warily to the suggestion of Israel acting alone while Jewish ultranationalists were furious at the prospect of giving up land
they see as a biblical birthright.
As the leader of the centrist Kadima party that Sharon founded weeks before he collapsed, Olmert is expected to win a March 28 general election on a
platform of ending decades of conflict with the Palestinians.
Olmert's comments were in line with what Sharon himself had said before the stroke.
Sharon's deputy and one of his more dovish advisors, Olmert was among the strongest supporters of withdrawing settlers from Gaza and has spoken of
the need for a pullback from the West Bank that would keep major settler blocs in the Jewish state.
ROAD MAP PLEDGE
In his speech, Olmert pledged to follow the road map, which calls for Israel to stop settlement expansion and remove unauthorized settler outposts. So
far the Israelis have failed to do either.
He also urged the Palestinians to disarm militants under the plan, a process which they have not begun.
Olmert said Palestinian attacks would prompt faster construction of the West Bank barrier that Israel says is meant to stop suicide bombers and
Palestinians call a land grab that they fear will become a permanent boundary.
"Mr. Olmert must abandon the ways of unilateralism. The Palestinian Authority is fully committed to peacemaking," top Palestinian negotiator Saeb
Erekat told Reuters.
Settlement supporters were furious at the suggestion of a further withdrawal from parts of the West Bank.
"Olmert is the beginning of the end of the state of Israel," said right wing lawmaker Aryeh Eldad.
Hopes that Israel's withdrawal of settlers and troops from the Gaza Strip last year would spur progress on the road map have foundered while both
Israel and the Palestinians have been caught up in electioneering.
Palestinians vote on Wednesday in their first parliamentary ballot for 10 years, which could for the first time usher into government the powerful
Hamas Islamic movement, whose charter calls for Israel's destruction.
Israeli officials have cautioned that a victory for Hamas could herald an end to Middle East peacemaking.
Olmert reiterated the demand that Palestinians disarm Hamas and other militant groups, a move President Mahmoud Abbas has suggested might be easier to
carry out following the election.
The biggest armed groups pledged on Tuesday to prevent any attempts to disrupt the poll.
But in election-related violence, gunmen shot dead a Palestinian who tried to prevent them from removing campaign posters of a candidate from Abbas's
Fatah party in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Most opinion polls show Hamas trailing Fatah for votes, but the margin has narrowed to a few percentage points.
Israeli officials said the army would refrain from staging West Bank raids until 48 hours after the Palestinian vote, except in cases of imminent
In what appeared to be a warning to Israel, Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades displayed a crudely built rocket it said could reach 27 km (17 miles)
into Israel, more than twice the distance of earlier versions. It offered no evidence to back the claim.
(Additional reporting by Mohammed Assadi in Ramallah, Atef Sa'ad in Nablus, Wael al-Ahmed in Jenin and Dan Williams in Jerusalem)
When this happens, something bad will happen to The United States.
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