The speeches at the United Nations did not disappoint.
Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad preached on the return of the Shiite messiah with Jesus. Palestine’s Mahmoud Abbas asked the General Assembly to make Palestine a non-member, observer state. Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu drew us a picture of the Iranian nuclear threat.
Please read “Israel, UN & your nations: Time to pray for mercy” for my thoughts on Palestine’s upgrade request. I actually feel that the dividing of Jerusalem by the nations is of more importance than Iran’s threats. God’ is in control, but international decisions on Israel will be eternal.
I agree with the Times of Israel’s Haviv Gur that “Netanyahu’s cartoon bomb wasn’t meant for world leaders, and not even for Obama” but for the American voter. (It certainly was not for Israelis.) I admired Netanyahu’s chutzpah because I knew he would be mocked and concur with the Times of Israel’s Deena Levenstein that Netanyahu is “da bomb” (click for some of the more supportive memes).
For comic relief this week…
- A funny thing happening on the way to Netanyahu’s UN speech (The Times of Israel), a first person account from the Israeli press corps.
- Ahmadinejad more popular than Obama among rural Americans, Iranian news agency claims… farcically (The Times of Israel), the official news agency of Iran falls for a story from the satirical newspaper The Onion (China has done similar in the past).
Paper.li works a little like a newspaper. It categorizes the news into topics and is interactive. Click a topic on the right-hand column to “flip the page” and see another set of headlines. #Church includes headlines about persecution of the brothers. #Israel has all stories about “the apple of God’s eye.”
[ED. NOTE: Once Paper.li issues are archived, previous issues cannot be embedded. So click on the screen capture to read the news from this week.]