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More than 4,500 farmers and agricultural producers have technically sold their land and signed up to a series of stipulations from the Chief Rabbinate ...However, a very small number of farmers decide each sabbatical year to fulfill the religious commandment to its fullest and refrain from all agricultural work.
More than 140 heads of states and governments are converging on New York for the annual UN General Assembly ...Ahead of the General Assembly, about 120 world leaders will attend a UN climate summit on Tuesday, aimed at injecting momentum into upcoming climate change talks.
Editor: Sounds like a lot of important people will be in NYC during this important week... World leaders flock to UN General Assembly - "...some 140 heads of state and government scheduled to attend, a record-breaking number, leaders' week at the United Nations is like no other. ...Now in its 69th year ...The Russian president ...chose not to. ...The present wave of global crises has also raised questions about the UN's ability to deal with them all."
...saying any military action would be confined to Iraq.
Editor: They apparently know who Syria's allies are...
"I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. ... the U.S. is the only non-Arab country, a defense official said.
Lavrov stressed "the necessity to strictly comply with the United Nations statute, norms of international law and unconditional respect of Syrian sovereignty during the fulfillment of plans by the U.S.-led coalition, which includes the use of force," the ministry said.
...the convoy - the first aid shipment to the flashpoint city of Donetsk - had been sent across the state border unaccompanied by any international or Kiev government monitors.
...on Saturday flatly denied the Ukrainian military chief’s allegations about the use of tactical nuclear weapons at Lugansk’s airport in eastern Ukraine. ...Ukrainian media earlier in the day quoted Geletei as telling one of the journalists that the Russian army had delivered two tactical nuclear strikes on the Lugansk airport from a self-propelled Tyulpan 2S4 mortar system, thus causing the Ukrainian troops to leave the area.
Editor: The propaganda is thick, but it is interesting to see the topic of nuclear weapons use being breached in public ...sometimes, it is more important whether people believe it actually happened, than if it actually did. I would not be surprised if we see even more news media public discourse regarding nuclear weapons in the days ahead...
“About 100,000 servicemen, up to 1,500 tanks, 120 aircraft, 5,000 pieces of weaponry, military and special hardware, and 70 ships will take part in the exercises,” it said. ...The exercises will end on September 25. They are the final stage of a series of command and staff, and special exercises, drills, and surprise inspections in 2014.
Editor: Related: Russia fires Iskander-M missiles during large-scale drill in Far East - "...is characterized by high mobility and maneuverability, as it takes just 20 minutes to place the system in operational readiness. The system is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 400 kilometers"
"We will have a resolution, to be presented to the Security Council, that will say very clearly what we expect from the (peace) process and what the solution to the conflict must be," Hollande told reporters in a joint news conference with Abbas. The French president said that stop-start negotiations had gone on "too long" and "there is a perception that there will never be a solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even though we know the outlines" of a possible deal".
...the total lunar eclipse of Oct. 8 is the second of four consecutive total lunar eclipses. Such a set of total eclipses is known as a tetrad." The next eclipse in the tetrad is six months from now, in April 2015.
...two Russian warplanes entered its airspace this week, calling the intrusion a "serious violation" and sending a protest to Moscow's ambassador in the Nordic country.
...Obama also speaks [Tuesday] at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, hosted by White House predecessor Bill Clinton. ...The president's annual address to the U.N. General Assembly is Wednesday morning, and Obama is expected to address the full array of global challenges. Later that day, Obama chairs a special session of the U.N. Security Council to discuss efforts to roll back the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria.
Editor: And, no, I don't think Obama is the antichrist...
They entered what is known as the Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), but did not enter US air space. ...Officials said this type of incident was not uncommon, and happens up to 10 times a year. ...two separate incidents on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.
Poland will establish a joint military unit with Ukraine and Lithuania to be based in the east of the country. ...The brigade may also become the basis to build a Nato battle group in the future, the spokesman added.
The bill declares Israel a "major strategic partner" of the US, enhances Israel's trade status to expedite export licensing, increases cooperation on energy, water engineering, research and development, and expands authority for forward-deployed US weapons stockpiles in the Jewish state.
Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ...When asked whether illegal immigrant children who have been sent to various locations around the country could be the cause of the virus, she responded “Yes, they could be. We don’t know for sure the government is being real tight-lipped about this, and it only takes one infected child to infect the whole classroom.”
Over the past several weeks, stabbings, rock-throwing and firebomb attacks have become a daily occurrence for Jews that dare stray into Arab-dominated neighborhoods.
09/18/2014, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we have ever seen in a single year, and this increased activity has carried over into 2014.
Editor: I discuss the possible role of volcanoes during the Tribulation in our free PDF book, The Visual Guide to Understanding the Times.
The Jewish High Holidays are fast approaching, but for many residents of the Gaza Belt in the south this Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) will be spent away from home due to the security threats still present following Operation Protective Edge. ...During the operation, it was revealed that Hamas was planning to use its lethal terror tunnels to commit a massacre against Jews in the region on Rosh Hashana. While over 30 of those tunnels were destroyed by the IDF, there are fears that not all were located.
Moscow warned that NATO's Rapid Trident exercises, which will last until Sept. 26 and involve more than 1,000 troops from the United States and its allies, threatened peace efforts in eastern Ukraine, including a fragile ceasefire.
Russia hopes to once again enlist allies on the continent, where rapid economic growth is predicted in the coming years, as a counterweight to American influence. "There is no coming back to a unipolar world, to a bi-polar world. The future of the world would only be multiple, otherwise the whole system would not be sustainable."
For now, the groups, which include al-Qaida’s Nusra Front, are focused on consolidating their positions and pushing toward the Syrian capital, Damascus. But there are worries in Israel that once the Islamist militants establish control, they will turn their guns toward the Israeli-held sector of the Golan.
The next shemittah year will begin this coming Rosh Hashana (Jewish new year) in September. Rabbi Lau urged the rabbis to consult with farmers to clarify Jewish law regarding the special seven year cycle.
Mount Mayon, known for its near-perfect cone shape in the coconut-growing central Bicol region, has recorded a series of recent quakes and rockfalls, indicating a possible eruption within weeks.
...struck in the Kanto region north of Tokyo on Tuesday ...Japan Atomic Power Co. confirmed there were no abnormalities at its Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it did not receive any reports of new problems at the Fukushima No. 1 or Fukushima No. 2 plants.
Russian Parliamentary Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said ...NATO officials have said it will not send "lethal assistance" to non-member Ukraine but member states may do so.
Editor: He said, she said... there are a lot of unknowns with this whole situation, but it is prudent to watch what the Bear publicly warns about in regard to perceived actions, because those threats and perceived actions may be later called upon.
About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - have begun a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine. ...codenamed Rapid Trident, near Lviv, on the Polish-Ukrainian border, some 1,000 km (600 miles) from the fighting in the east.
...withdrew from all of their posts in the Syrian Golan Heights Monday, as regime forces and rebel factions battled for control of the areas adjacent to the Syrian-Israeli border in what the UN called a “deteriorating situation.” ...The withdrawal came as rebels reportedly gained control of almost the entire Syrian border with Israel.
Hurricane Odile ground its way up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, gradually losing strength after injuring dozens of people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to looters in the popular tourist area.
Since mid-August 2014 major news organizations have conveyed videos allegedly found online by the SITE Intelligence Group. Unsurprisingly the same media have failed to closely interrogate what the private company actually is and whether the material it promotes should be accepted as genuine.
Editor: Food for thought...
Iran, the principal ally of Islamic State's main foes in both Iraq and Syria, was not invited to the Paris meeting. The countries that did attend - while supporting action in Iraq - made no mention at all of Syria, where U.S. diplomats face a far tougher task building an alliance for action.
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