March 14/15

Bible Quotation For Today/‘Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?’
Mark 03/01-12./"Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, ‘Come forward.’ Then he said to them, ‘Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?’ But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. Jesus departed with his disciples to the lake, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon. He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him; for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him. Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he sternly ordered them not to make him known."

Bible Quotation For Today/The Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed
Second Letter to Timothy 04/09-19/: "Do your best to come to me soon, for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful in my ministry. I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will pay him back for his deeds. You also must beware of him, for he strongly opposed our message. At my first defence no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus."

Latest analysis, editorials from miscellaneous sources published on March 13-14/15
‘Iranization’ of Syria: Why has the conflict lasted so long/Majid Rafizadeh/Al Arabiya/March 13/15

ISIS, the enemy of civilization/Raed Omari/Al Arabiya/March 13/15
Canada/Bill C-51 for Dummies: What you should know/Agencies/March 13/15

Lebanese Related News published on March 13-14/15
Israeli Druse leaders rebuff Lebanon’s Jumblatt: ‘Stay out of our affairs’
Bassil Confirms Deportation of Lebanese from UAE
Maronite Bishop Mazloum Pessimistic over Election of New President
Report: Hizbullah Readying to Attack Islamist Fighters along Lebanon’s Border
Eight Jaafar Clan Members Indicted in Btedei Crime
Hariri on March 14 Anniversary: Protecting Tyranny Wrong Way to Combat Terrorism
Hale Meets Bassil, Fears Spillover of Extremism to Lebanon
Report: Captagon Production Thrives along Lebanon’s Border
Berri Satisfied with Cabinet Performance, Eager to Call on Parliament to Convene
3 Lebanese Fined in Germany for Trying to Force Gay Boy into Marriage
Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji to Jordan Sunday to Discuss Equipping Army
MP Suleiman Franjieh Says Won’t Accept President Elected through Aoun-Geagea Deal
Health Ministry Puts End to Debate on Infant’s Death in Zgharta Hospital
Berri: No fear for Hezbollah-Future dialogue

Miscellaneous Reports And News published on March 13-14/15
Gulf Arab allies pledge $12 billion to Egypt at summit
Latest polls: Zionist Union maintains lead, but Netanyahu still in position to form government
Report: Israel treating al-Qaida fighters wounded in Syria civil war
Netanyahu, tragic hero of 2015 elections
Ynet poll: Likud trails Zionist Union by 4 seats
Obama ‘embarrassed’ for Iran letter signatories
Iran, western powers, made ‘progress’ senior diplomat says, but more work needed

Iranian advisor clarifies ‘Baghdad capital of Iranian empire’ remark
Quiet’ talks under way to end U.N. sanctions on Iran
Iran’s next leader may be emerging
Iraq’s first Christian brigade to battle ISIS
Arab Gulf states reject Iran’s role in Iraq
Egypt Conference Courts Foreign Investors after Unrest
Israel’s Herzog: Labor’s Diplomatic Answer to Bombastic Bibi
Netanyahu behind in Final Polling Day before Election
Netanyahu behind in final polling day before election
After Four Years of War, Syrians Plagued by Depression
UNICEF Urges Political Dialogue with Islamic State to Ensure Access
Hundreds Rally in Yemen for Ex-Leader’s Son as President
Nearly 13,000 Syrians Killed by Regime Torture since 2011, Says Monitor
Iraqi Forces Pound Besieged Tikrit Jihadists
U.N.: World Must End ‘Unconscionable’ Human Cost’ of Syria War
Spain Says U.N. Resolution Needed for Any NATO Role in Libya
14 million children suffering from Syria and Iraq wars: UNICEF
N. Korea test-fires seven surface-to-air missiles: S. Korea
ISIS would occupy all Iraq without Iranian advisers: militia leader
Yemen: Hadi meets escaped defense minister

Jihad Watch Site Latest Reports
Video: Robert Spencer, Raymond Ibrahim, and Bruce Thornton on the advancing jihad
Islamic State blows up 10th century Assyrian Catholic monastery near Mosul
Obama Administration claim to have “taken out half” of Islamic State’s senior leadership is false
France: Muslims assault, rob Jewish teens outside synagogue, screaming “dirty Jews, we will exterminate all of you”
UK: Anglican vicar holds Muslim prayer service in his church, asks congregation to praise “the god that we love, Allah”
Australia: Muslim cleric quotes Qur’an to incite Muslims against Jews, “strongest people in enmity towards the believers”
Spanish police arrest eight Muslims suspected of planning attacks in Spain and recruiting for Islamic State
Middle East Studies Profs Distort, Dissemble about Paris Attacks
Turkey: Teacher tells girls they “deserve to be raped” for not wearing hijab