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January 22, 2013

With his good looks and suave manner, Yair Lapid had long been a celebrity and symbol of success here, building a strong following as a prominent journalist and the host of a popular television show.

In Tel Aviv, supporters of Yair Lapid celebrated parliamentary election results, which could net his Yesh Atid Party about 19 seats.

But by the time the polls closed here Tuesday, it was clear that Mr. Lapid had reinvented himself as one of the most powerful political leaders in the country, leveraging his celebrity and a populist message that resonated.

Mr. Lapid, 49, was the surprise of the Israeli election. His party placed second, when polls said it would come in fourth. He had predicted that he would do better with his outreach to the middle class and his emphasis on social justice and the rising inequalities in society. He was right. His centrist Yesh Atid Party won 19 seats in the 120-seat Parliament, according to preliminary results, positioning Mr. Lapid as the chief power broker in the formation of the next governing coalition.

Mr. Lapid’s stronghold seems to have been the Tel Aviv area, with preliminary results showing he garnered about a quarter of the votes cast here in Ramat Gan and similar suburbs of Israel’s largely secular metropolis.

Though little known abroad, for many here, in this generation, Mr. Lapid became the quintessential Israeli.

His father was a Holocaust survivor who went on to serve as justice minister. His mother is a well-known novelist. A year ago, when Mr. Lapid decided to quit television and enter politics, he set himself the mission of representing the country’s struggling middle class, a long-neglected constituency. He presented a common appeal, refreshing for an Israeli politician. As the author of a widely read column in the weekend supplement of the newspaper Yediot Aharonot, he wrote a column under a title that became his catchphrase: “Where’s the money?”

He wrote: “This is the big question asked by Israel’s middle class, the same sector on whose behalf I am going into politics. Where’s the money? Why is it that the productive sector, which pays taxes, fulfills its obligations, performs reserve duty and carries the entire country on its back, doesn’t see the money?”

Mr. Lapid harnessed the frustration of hundreds of thousands of Israelis who took to the streets in the social-justice protests of the summer of 2011. When he founded Yesh Atid (There Is a Future) the next spring, he adopted and sharpened the popular demands for a more equal sharing of the burden, meaning an end to automatic military exemptions for thousands of ultra-Orthodox students who opt for full-time Torah study, as well as demands for better public education and an end to rising taxes that choke the middle class.

At times, when his supporters showed up at the rallies clad in Yesh Atid T-shirts and holding banners, Mr. Lapid was accused of trying to hijack the protests that grew up spontaneously from the grass-roots of society.

But when the polls indicated that Yesh Atid would garner about a dozen seats in the next Parliament, Mr. Lapid insisted that it would win 20 or more and that he could best translate the simmering anger of working, middle Israel into political power.

On the peace process with the Palestinians, Mr. Lapid has also stuck to the middle ground, presenting safe positions within the consensus: he says that he favors negotiations for a Palestinian state while retaining the large West Bank settlement blocs under Israeli control, and he opposes any division of Jerusalem.

And while his father was known for staunch secularism — his politics based on an abrasive, antireligious platform — Mr. Lapid is more diverse and inclusive. Among Yesh Atid’s top members are Shai Piron, a modern Orthodox rabbi and educator; Yaakov Perry, a former chief of Israel’s internal security service; Yael Garman, the mayor of Herzliya; Ofer Shelah, a former journalist; Mickey Levy, a former Jerusalem police chief; and Dov Lipman, an American-born ultra-Orthodox rabbi who has worked to ease tensions between divided sectors of Israeli society.

After the preliminary election results Tuesday night, Mr. Lipman, speaking at Mr. Lapid’s event in Tel Aviv, said that he had joined Yesh Atid because he believed in the party. “I hope to change things for the better,” he said. “For 30 years this country has been about left versus right. Now we want to change things on the inside: national service, education, housing, a middle class that cannot finish the month.”

Mr. Lapid, a married father of three, is an amateur boxer and is known for his casual chic black clothing. Born in Tel Aviv to Yosef Lapid, known as Tommy, a Holocaust survivor of Hungarian descent who came to Israel in 1948, and Shulamit Lapid, a well-known author, he began his career as a print journalist.

He then became a popular talk show host and anchored Channel 2’s Friday evening news.

After his father died in 2008, at 77, Mr. Lapid wrote “Memories After My Death,” the story of his father’s life from his days in the ghetto of Budapest through to his period as minister of justice in Ariel Sharon’s government.

On Tuesday, Channel 2 aired a pretaped interview with Mr. Lapid. Speaking of his father, Mr. Lapid said, “Four days before he died he told me — and he was a dramatic man, he loved great dramatic gestures — he said to me, ‘Yairi, I am leaving for you a family and a state.’ ”

In another telling exchange a few years ago, when Mr. Lapid interviewed his father on television, he asked a question he asked of all his interviewees: “What is Israeli in your view?”

His father replied, “You.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/world/middleeast/yair-lapid-guides-yesh-atid-party-to-success-in-israeli-elections.html?_r=0

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Yair Lapid was born on November 5th, 1963 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yair_Lapid

November 5th, 1963

11 + 5 +1+9+6+3 = 35 = his life lesson = Defense.  Perseverance.  Stamina.  Endurance.  Strength in adversity.  A real lifesaver.

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November 5th, 1963

November 5th

11 + 5 +2+0+1+2 = 21 = his personal year (from November 5th, 2012 to November 4th, 2013) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.  Seeing the big picture.  Connecting the dots.

21

 

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Yair Lapid

7199 31794                50

 

his path of destiny = 50 = We the people.

 

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7 December 2012             03:25 ET

The exiled political leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, is due to make his first ever visit to Gaza to mark the organisation’s 25th anniversary.

Mr Meshaal has not set foot in the Palestinian territories since leaving the West Bank in 1967 and is scheduled to address a mass rally on Saturday.

His visit follows a ceasefire that ended days of violence between Hamas-run Gaza and Israel last month.

The Islamist militant group has governed Gaza since 2007.

‘Made in Gaza’

Mr Meshaal is due to enter Gaza from Egypt. Officials at the Rafah border crossing said his wife had arrived late on Thursday.

Mr Meshaal is expected to visit the home of late Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, as well as that of Ahmed Jabari, the military commander killed in an Israeli strike last month.

Jabari’s death marked the start of an eight-day Israeli offensive which Israel said was aimed at halting militant rocket attacks. Some 170 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed.

Khaled Meshaal (file image)

Khaled Meshaal

1956 – Born in Silwad in West Bank

1967 – Moves with family to Kuwait after Six Day War

1971 – Joins Muslim Brotherhood

1987 – Hamas created

1991 – Moves to Jordan after Iraq invades Kuwait. Runs Hamas fundraising

1997 – Survives Israeli assassination attempt

1999 – Expelled from Jordan. Moves to Qatar

2001 – Moves to Syria

2004 – Named Hamas political leader after assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin

2012 – Leaves Damascus for Egypt and Qata

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that Mr Meshaal’s visit was “a fruit of the victory of the resistance over the occupation”.

A huge rally on Saturday is expected to be the centrepiece of his three-day tour.

BBC Middle East correspondent Yolande Knell says Mr Meshaal is scheduled to address the rally in Gaza City and will talk about the organisation’s future strategy towards Israel.

Mr Meshaal is also expected to discuss reconciliation moves with the Fatah movement, which Hamas removed from Gaza by force in 2007 and which now rules parts of the West Bank.

In 2011, Mr Meshaal and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas – the Fatah leader – endorsed an Egyptian plan to reconcile the rival factions.

Although attempts to forge a Palestinian government of national unity have since stalled, Mr Meshaal told Reuters ahead of his Gaza visit that “there is a new mood that allows us to achieve reconciliation”.

Mr Meshaal was quick to praise Mr Abbas’s recent success in upgrading Palestinian status at the United Nations to that of a non-member “observer state”.

In response to that move, Israel announced it would move ahead with building thousands of new homes in Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Correspondents say Israel – which along with the US and EU considers Hamas a terrorist organisation – appears to be turning a blind eye to Mr Meshaal’s visit.

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said that Israel had no say over who entered Gaza from Egypt.

“We have no position on different individuals within Hamas,” he said, according to AP news agency. “Hamas is Hamas is Hamas.”

On Thursday, Palestinian workers were setting up a stage for Saturday’s rally that included a replica of a type of rocket Hamas has fired into Israel. “Made in Gaza,” was written on it.

Leader in exile

Mr Meshaal was born in the West Bank in 1956. He moved to Kuwait after the 1967 Middle East war and later Jordan, where his involvement with Hamas began.

Israeli air strike on Gaza, 15 November
Mr Meshaal’s visit follows last month’s eight-day conflict in Gaza and southern Israel

Mr Meshaal survived an Israeli assassination attempt in Jordan in 1997 and was briefly jailed there, before being expelled and travelling to Qatar.

He became Hamas’s political leader in exile in 2004 when Sheikh Yassin was assassinated by Israel.

Mr Meshaal ran operations from Damascus until February this year, when the unrest there prompted another move. He now bases himself in Qatar and Egypt.

Hamas was created in 1987 after the beginning of the first intifada – or Palestinian uprising – against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Under its charter, Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20636413

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Khaled Meshaal

281354 4518113                46

 

his path of destiny = 46 = History.  The past.  Historic.  Making history.

Six of Cups Tarot card

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27 November 2012             08:24 ET

The former Israeli foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, has announced her return to politics as the head of a new party.

Ms Livni said “The Movement” would contest January’s general election on a manifesto that included the pursuit of a peace deal with the Palestinians.

She said she would appeal to “people who do not have anyone to vote for.”

Ms Livni served as foreign minister from 2006 to 2009. She resigned from parliament in May after losing the leadership of the Kadima party.

At the time, she said she was leaving the Knesset but “not retiring from public life”, adding that Israel was “too dear” to her.

‘Change now’

At a news conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, Ms Livni criticised the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for its failure to make any progress in negotiations with the Palestinians in recent years.

“The government enters dialogue with those who support terror and avoids the camp that has prevented terror, that fights for two states.”

Ms Livni was referring to Israel holding indirect talks with the Islamist movement, Hamas, about the ceasefire deal which ended an eight-day Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip last week.

The latest round of direct negotiations on a two-state solution with the Palestine Liberation Organisation, which is dominated by the rival Fatah movement of President Mahmoud Abbas, broke down in 2010.

Palestinian negotiators insist that the building of Jewish settlements on occupied land must stop before they agree to resume direct talks. Their Israeli counterparts say there can be no preconditions.

Ms Livni warned that Israel now stood at a crossroads.

“If we don’t make a change now, we won’t be able to make it in the future.”

Correspondents say that outside Israel, Ms Livni is one of the country’s best known and most respected politicians.

She is credited for not seeking a coalition with ultra-religious parties, even though as leader of the biggest party in the Knesset she could have, theoretically, become prime minister after the 2009 elections.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20510263

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Tzipi Livni was born on July 8th, 1958 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzipi_Livni

July 8th, 1958

July 8th

7 + 8 +2+0+1+2 = 20 = her personal year (from July 8th, 2012 to July 7th, 2013) = Sound judgement.  Turning point.

Judgement Tarot card

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26 November 2012             06:50 ET

The Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak, has announced that he is quitting politics and will not be contesting January’s general election.

Mr Barak, a former military chief of staff who served as prime minister from 1999 to 2001, said he would now concentrate on his personal life.

“I want to study, to write, to live and have a good time,” he told reporters.

The 70 year old will remain as defence minister, a post he has held since 2007, until a new government is formed.

On his Twitter feed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Mr Barak for his service of his country, adding that he appreciated “his contribution to security of state”.

The BBC’s Kevin Connolly says Mr Barak believes this month’s military offensive on Gaza was a successful note on which to end a long career in Israel’s military and political establishment.

At least 158 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed in the eight-day operation, which Israel said was aimed at ending rocket-fire from Palestinian militants.

Commando

Mr Barak served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from 1959 until 1995.

He saw action as an undercover commando, served with distinction in the 1973 Middle East war, and oversaw two daring operations to free Israeli hostages on hijacked planes.

Mr Barak led the 1972 operation against Palestinian militants from the Black September group who had seized a Sabena flight and forced it to land at Lod (now Ben Gurion) airport, in Israel.

Defence Minister Shimon Peres (left) addresses Israeli commandoes after the raid on Entebbe in 1976
Ehud Barak was one of the architects of Israel’s famous raid on Entebbe in 1976

Dressed as a ground technician, he convinced the hijackers that the plane needed repairing and quickly overpowered them, killing two men and capturing two women. Mr Netanyahu served under Mr Barak on that raid.

Four years later, Mr Barak was one of the architects of the raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda to rescue another plane of Israelis also being held hostage by Black September.

In 1991, he was appointed chief of the general staff of the IDF. During his four years in the post, he helped implement the Oslo Accords and participated in peace talks with Jordan.

On his resignation from the military, Mr Barak joined the Labour-led government of Yitzhak Rabin as interior minister. After Rabin’s assassination in 1995, he served as foreign minister in the government of Shimon Peres until its fall in 1996.

Mr Barak was elected leader of the Labour party and defeated Benjamin Netanyahu in the 1999 prime ministerial election on a manifesto which included the promise to withdraw from southern Lebanon and push for a permanent peace deal with the Palestinians.

He made good on the first pledge in 2000 and also held detailed negotiations on final status issues with the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat. However, Mr Barak’s coalition government collapsed in 2001 and he lost the premiership to Ariel Sharon. Mr Barak subsequently resigned both as leader of Labour and as a member of Israel’s parliament.

Mr Barak returned to frontline politics in 2007 after he regained the leadership of Labour and then joined Ehud Olmert’s ruling coalition as defence minister. He has held that post for the past five years, despite leaving Labour to form his own Independence party.

Mr Barak said he had been considering his decision for the past few weeks and said he would now spend more time with his family, despite opinion polls showing increased support for his party following this month’s Gaza offensive.

He added: “I feel I have exhausted my political activity, which had never been an object of desire for me. There are many ways for me to serve the country, not just through politics.”

But our correspondent says it is not impossible that he is invited to return to any future Netanyahu government despite no longer holding a seat in parliament.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20493758

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Ehud Barak was born on February 12th, 1942 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehud_Barak

February 12th, 1942

2 + 12 +1+9+4+2 = 30 = his life lesson = Appreciation.  Thank you.

Four of Wands Tarot card

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February 12th, 1942

February 12th

2 + 12 +2+0+1+2 = 19 = his personal year (from February 12th, 2012 to February 11th, 2013) = Front and center.  Proud of his hard earned success.

The Sun Tarot card

19 year + 11 (November) = 30 = his personal month (from November 12th, 2012 to December 11th, 2012) = Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Mr Barak for his service of his country, adding that he appreciated “his contribution to security of state”.

Four of Wands Tarot card

[When his number (30 (his life lesson)) comes up, that’s when he gets to live/experience what he is here to live/experience.  So this is HIS month!!!]

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November 24, 2012                 6:47 AM ET

The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian investigator said Saturday.

Arafat died in November 2004 in a French military hospital, a month after suddenly falling ill. Palestinian officials claim he was poisoned by Israel, but have not presented evidence. Israel has denied such allegations.

Earlier this year, the detection of a lethal radioactive substance in biological traces on Arafat’s clothing sparked a new investigation. Tests were inconclusive, and experts said they need to check his remains to learn more.

On Tuesday, Swiss, French and Russian experts will take samples from Arafat’s bones, said Tawfik Tirawi, who heads the Palestinian team investigating the death.

Yasser Arafat is led out of his compound in the West Bank by his wife, Suha Arafat, on Oct. 29, 2004 to board a helicopter bound for France in order to seek medical attention.

Yasser Arafat is led out of his compound in the West Bank by his wife, Suha Arafat, on Oct. 29, 2004 to board a helicopter bound for France in order to seek medical attention. 

Arafat will be reburied the same day with military honours, but the ceremony will be closed to the public, Tirawi told a news conference.

Earlier this month, workers began prying open the concrete-encased tomb in Arafat’s former government headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian Authority, the self-rule government in the West Bank, had hesitated before agreeing to exhume the remains, in part because of cultural and religious sensitivities.

Since mid-November, the gravesite has been surrounded with a blue tarpaulin and roads leading to the Arafat mausoleum were closed. Arafat is still widely revered in the Palestinian territories, and Palestinian officials said they don’t want the process observed by media and others.

The new probe into his death began this summer, after a Swiss lab discovered traces of polonium-210, a deadly radioactive isotope, on clothes said to be his. The clothes were provided by Arafat’s widow, Soha, and given to the lab by the Arab satellite TV station Al-Jazeera. Separately, Mrs. Arafat asked the French government to investigate, while the Palestinian Authority called in Russian experts.

Arafat’s death has remained a mystery for many. While the immediate cause of death was a stroke, the underlying source of an illness he suffered in his final weeks has never been clear, leading to persistent conspiracy theories that he had cancer, AIDS or was poisoned.

Many in the Arab world believe Arafat, the face of the Palestinian independence struggle for four decades, was killed by Israel. Israel, which saw Arafat as an obstacle to peace, vehemently denies the charge.

There is no guarantee the exhumation will solve the mystery. Polonium-210 is known to rapidly decompose, and experts are divided over whether any remaining samples will be sufficient for testing.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/11/24/arafat-body-exhume.html

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Yasser Arafat was born on August 24th, 1929 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasser_Arafat

August 24th, 1929

August 24th

8 + 24 +2+0+1+2 = 37 = his personal year = My fellow countrymen.

37 year + 11 (November) = 48 = his personal month = Remembrance.

48 month + 27 (27th of the month on Tuesday November 27th, 2012) = 75 = her personal day = Conspiracy.

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November 21, 2012              4:00 a.m.

A weeklong battle between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has turned the political kaleidoscope, shaking up and repositioning diplomatic forces tackling the Middle East’s myriad conflicts.

The broad alliance contending with the civil war in Syria has divided over who’s to blame for the latest Israeli-Palestinian clash. Egypt, no longer moving in lockstep with Washington after last year’s ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, is walking a fine line between defense of fellow Islamists in Hamas and commitment to the Arab-Israeli peace treaty. Tensions in Egypt’s Sinai have ratcheted up with an influx of Palestinians fleeing the airstrikes on Gaza. And what was seen for months as a grave threat for the region — Israel’s vow to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities — has faded from the headlines but not the horizon.

The barrage of Hamas rockets and Israeli airstrikes has most notably diverted world powers’ attention from the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad that has reached a bloody stalemate after 20 months and left thousands dead. The U.N. Security Council called an emergency session in New York for Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has rushed to the region to counsel the Gaza combatants, as has U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and concerned diplomats from the European Union and Arab League.

Even if the Gaza conflict is quickly tamped down by a cease-fire, it has undermined the recent consensus among Western powers to unite rebel groups fighting for Assad’s ouster and strengthen their hand with diplomatic recognition, aid and potentially arms. Turkey, a NATO military partner and staunch U.S. ally in the Syria peace efforts, has accused leaders of the Jewish state of “waging terrorism” against Palestinians in Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Egypt‘s new Islamist leadership has also come to the defense of Hamas, an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood that helped bring President Mohamed Morsi to power this year and transform Cairo’s political outlook after three decades of Mubarak toeing the U.S. line.

Morsi has so far shown balance and statesmanship in helping to broker a cease-fire, analysts say, but the shifts in popular sentiment brought about by the “Arab Spring” confront the Egyptian leader with competing pressures to respect the peace accord with Israel as well as stand up for the Palestinians who have suffered the lion’s share of casualties in the weeklong conflict. As of late Tuesday, the Palestinian death toll topped 130 and the Israeli toll was five dead.

Middle East experts are divided over the significance of Israel’s sudden silence on Tehran’s reported acceleration of uranium enrichment and suspected aim of building a nuclear bomb. Some contend Israel couldn’t cope with a two-front war and has put the standoff with Tehran on a back burner. Others expect the Israelis to confront any fresh Iranian provocation even while battling Hamas, with the recent clash providing them an opportunity to test their Iron Dome missile defense system.

“A lot of people have speculated that this is a sort of dress rehearsal for Iran,” Paul Scham, a Middle East Institute scholar and professor of Israel studies at the University of Maryland, said of the past week’s Israeli offensive punishing an escalation of Hamas rocket fire into southern Israel.

The Iron Dome system succeeded in intercepting at least 300 rockets fired from Gaza, preventing what might have been a higher civilian casualty toll that could have driven Israel to step up its offensive with a ground invasion, Scham noted.

Demonstrating the prowess of its previously untested missile defense, he said, “might be a warning to Iran, and to the United States as well, that Israel is serious about halting any weapons development.”

Charles Ries, a career diplomat now heading Rand Corp.’s Center for Middle East Public Policy, said he wasn’t among those predicting that an Israeli strike on Iran was imminent. But he sees no compromising of Israeli capabilities to act against Tehran because of the Gaza distraction.

“The Israelis will act on their interests as they see them. If they see weaponization by Iran, they will act regardless of Gaza. That said, I don’t think that’s particularly likely,” Ries said of the Iranian nuclear standoff surging to the foreground.

A more disturbing consequence of the past week’s violence may be seen in Syria, where attacks on rebel-held civilian enclaves by Assad’s forces have intensified as the Syrian president takes advantage of the international community’s diverted attention, said Robert Danin, senior fellow in Middle East and African Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

“We’ve seen a dramatic uptick in violence in Syria since this conflict broke out in Gaza,” said Danin. “We are not very good, the United States or the international community, at watching multiple crises unfolding. This conflict has a way of sucking oxygen away from other issues.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-gaza-mideast-fallout-20121120,0,7227367.story

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Hillary Clinton was born on October 26th, 1947 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_clinton

October 26th, 1947

October 26th

10 + 26 +2+0+1+2 = 41 = her personal year = Israel.

41 year + 10 (October) = 51 = her personal month (from October 26th, 2012 to November 25th, 2012) = Deadly serious.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas conducts a meeting of the Palestinian leadership on November 18, 2012 in Ramallah, West Bank. Abbas has reportedly reached out to Arab and Western leaders for aid in the face of the heightening conflict between Israel and Gaza.

from:  http://www.google.com/hostednews/getty/article/ALeqM5jNzpWKFqOTLFT00_2vd2exkJycRA?docId=156657725

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Mahmoud Abbas was born on March 26th, 1935 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Abbas

March 26th, 1935

3 + 26 +1+9+3+5 = 47 = his life lesson = Famous.  Internationally known.  Legacy.  What does the future hold for him?

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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March 26th, 1935

March 26th

3 + 26 +2+0+1+2 = 34 = his personal year (from March 26th, 2012 to March 25th, 2013) = Under fire.  Generating a buzz.  Things happen really quickly.

Eight of Wands Tarot card

34 year + 10 (October) = 44 = his personal month (from October 26th, 2012 to November 25th, 2012) = Stay tuned for updates.  It is what it is.

Four of Cups Tarot card

44 month + 18 (18th of the month on Sunday November 18th, 2012) = 62 = his personal day = Hostilities.

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