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Trump: Time to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory

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President Donald Trump on Thursday overturned longstanding US policy regarding the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, announcing “it is time” for the US to “fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty” over the region.

“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability,” Trump tweeted.

The announcement hands Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a significant foreign policy victory, less than three weeks before Israelis head to the polls to decide whether he should remain in power. The move comes just days before Netanyahu is set to join Trump at the White House and follows weeks during which Netanyahu has renewed his push for the US to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967 and formally annexed the territory in 1981. But that annexation has not been recognized by the international community, which has regarded the Golan Heights as occupied territory and Israeli settlements there as illegal under international law. The UN special envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, recently reiterated that position.

“The Security Council is very clear that the Golan is Syrian territory, and the first aspect of 2254 is of course the territorial integrity of Syria,” he said in a news briefing in late February.

Trump enjoys sky-high approval ratings in Israel, and his embrace of Netanyahu so close to the elections, coupled with delivering a long-sought recognition, could impact the outcome of the Israeli election.

Netanyahu quickly took to Twitter to thank Trump, tweeting: “At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights”.

In a short phone call between the two leaders, Netanyahu told Trump, “You made history,” according to a readout of the call provided by the Prime Minister’s Office.

It was not clear if the White House would release additional information or specifics about the move to recognize the Golan Heights as part of Israel beyond Trump’s tweet.

Former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who served under President Barack Obama, said the move “raises a lot of concern” and said it is difficult to not see this as an attempt to buttress Netanyahu’s chances of remaining prime minister.

“It’s hard not to put two and two together,” Panetta said on CNN. “The President has made clear his support for Netanyahu.”
Decision has been building

The US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina visited the Israeli-occupied territory earlier this month with the Prime Minister, an early sign that Trump was gearing up to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the territory.

But the final decision came this week as Trump held several meetings with his senior staff, this official said.
National security adviser John Bolton, senior adviser Jared Kushner and special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt were consulted and supported the move, the official said.

“There’s no obvious constituency not to do this,” the official said, defending the move.
The official declined to address whether there had been any consideration of the impact this could have on the Israeli elections.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, appearing alongside Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Thursday, hailed the move as “historic” and “bold.”

“Tonight, President Trump made the decision to recognize that that hard-fought real estate, that important place, is proper to be a sovereign part of the state of Israel. President Trump made a bold decision to recognize that, an important decision for the people of Israel. It will truly be historic, and the people of Israel should know that the battles they fought, the lives that they lost on that very ground, were worthy and meaningful and important for all time,” Pompeo said.

The decision is the latest controversial unilateral move that Trump has taken vis-a-vis Israel, bucking longstanding US policy — and it is already facing backlash in the region.

The secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, cataloging Trump’s recent actions toward Israel, asked on Twitter, “What shall tomorrow bring?”

“Certain destabilisation and bloodshed in our region,” he said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu affirmed his country’s support for Syria’s “territorial integrity.”
“The territorial integrity of states is the most fundamental principle of international law,” he wrote on Twitter. “Attempts by the #US to legitimize #Israel’s actions against international law will only lead to more violence and pain in the region.”

A European diplomat based in the region told CNN that Trump’s announcement Thursday is a further reflection of the administration’s readiness to meet Israel’s demands.

It is “further evidence that the Trump administration is willing to ignore international law in order to satisfy Israeli demands, including Security Council resolutions supported by past administrations,” the diplomat told.

In December 2017, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and he moved the US Embassy to the holy city last year.

The US had previously maintained an embassy in Tel Aviv and has for years maintained that Jerusalem’s status would be decided only as part of a broader Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

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ഇനി മുതൽ 20 ഭാഷകളില്‍ ഓഡിയോ ആൻഡ് ടെക്സ്റ്റ് ബൈബിള്‍

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ഇനി മുതൽ മൊബൈല്‍ ആപ്ലിക്കേഷനിലൂടെ 20 ഭാഷകളില്‍ ഓഡിയോ ആൻഡ് ടെക്സ്റ്റ് ബൈബിള്‍ ലഭ്യമാകും.

ഫാ. ജോസുകുട്ടി മഠത്തിപ്പറമ്പില്‍ എസ്ഡിബിക്കും ഇലോയിറ്റ് ഇന്നവേഷന്‍സ് സിഇഒ തോംസണ്‍ ഫിലിപ്പുമാണ് ഇതിനു പിന്നിൽ.

കോണ്‍ഫറന്‍സ് ഓഫ് കാത്തലിക് ബിഷപ്‌സ് ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ (സിസിബിഐ) യുടെ ക്രിയേറ്റീവ് ബൈബിള്‍ മിനിസ്ട്രി അവാര്‍ഡ് ഇവർക്ക് ലഭിച്ചു.

സലേഷ്യന്‍ സമൂഹാംഗമായ ഫാ. ജോസുകുട്ടി രൂപകല്പന ചെയ്ത ‘ഹോളി ബൈബിള്‍ ഇന്‍ ടങ്‌സ്’ (Holy Bible In Tounges) എന്ന മൊബൈല്‍ ആപ്ലിക്കേഷന്‍ എറണാകുളം കേന്ദ്രമായി പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്ന തോംസണ്‍ ഫിലിപ്പിന്റെ നേതൃത്വത്തില്‍ ഇലോയിറ്റ് ഇന്നവേഷന്‍സ് ആണ് വികസിപ്പിച്ചെടുത്തത്.

ബംഗളൂരുവിലെ എൻബിസിഎൽസിയിൽ നടന്ന ചടങ്ങിൽ സുൽത്താൻപേട്ട് ബിഷപ്പും സിസിബിഐ കമ്മീഷൻ ഫോർ ബൈബിളിൻ്റെ ചെയർമാനുമായ ഡോ. ആന്റണിസാമി പീറ്റർ അബിർ പുരസ്‌കാരം സമ്മാനിച്ചു. ഹിന്ദി, മലയാളം, കന്നഡ തുടങ്ങിയ ഇന്ത്യയിലെ പ്രമുഖ ഭാഷകളോടൊപ്പം വടക്കുകിഴക്കന്‍ സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങളിലെ നിരവധി ഗോത്ര ഭാഷകളിലും ആഫ്രിക്കന്‍ ഭൂഖണ്ഡത്തിലെ മലഗച്ച ഭാഷയിലും ബൈബിള്‍ റെക്കോര്‍ഡ് ചെയ്തു ആന്‍ഡ്രോയഡിലും ആപ്പിള്‍ അപ്ലിക്കേഷന്‍സിലും ലഭ്യമാക്കിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.

കോട്ടയം അതിരൂപതാംഗമായ ഫാ. ജോസുകുട്ടി മഠത്തിപ്പറമ്പില്‍ കല്ലറ പഴയപ്പള്ളി (സെന്റ് തോമസ് ക്‌നാനായ കത്തോലിക്ക) ഇടവകയിലെ മഠത്തിപറമ്പില്‍ തോമസ്‌-ഗ്രേസികുട്ടി ദമ്പതികളുടെ മകനാണ്. കഴിഞ്ഞ 15 വര്‍ഷമായി വടക്കുകിഴക്കന്‍ സംസ്ഥാനങ്ങളില്‍ മിഷനറിയായ ഫാ. ജോസുകുട്ടി സലേഷ്യന്‍ സമൂഹത്തിന്റെ ദിമപുര്‍ പ്രൊവിന്‍സ് അംഗവും ഇറ്റാനഗര്‍ (അരുണാചല്‍പ്രദേശ്) ഡോണ്‍ബോസ്‌കോ കോളജ് അധ്യാപകനുമാണ്.

ഇലോയിറ്റ് ഇന്നവേഷന്‍സ് എന്ന കമ്പനി സൗജന്യമായിട്ടാണ് ഇതിന്റെ ഡിസൈനും സാങ്കേതിക സഹായങ്ങളും ചെയ്തത്. ഗൂഗിൾ പ്ലേ സ്റ്റോറിലും ആപ്പിൾ ആപ്പ് സ്റ്റോറിലും ലഭിക്കുന്ന ഈ ആപ്പിൽ മലയാളം, ഇംഗ്ലീഷ്, ഹിന്ദി, കന്നഡ, ആസാമീസ് തുടങ്ങിയ ഇരുപതു ഭാഷകളില്‍ ബൈബിള്‍ ലഭ്യമാണ്.

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Priests attacked at Catholic mission in east India

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Priests at a Catholic mission in eastern India were brutally attacked by a gang of thieves who also entered the nearby staff quarters and threatened and looted women teachers at gunpoint.

The incident occurred on April 10 at Bagdehi mission station, which houses St. Arnold Primary School run by the Society of Divine Word (SVD), in Odisha state’s Jharsuguda district.

“The thieves attacked the priests with curtain rods and chairs,” said Father Anuranjan Bilung, provincial superior of the eastern province of the congregation. “They took away mobile phones and destroyed them, then tied the priests’ hands and legs with ropes and locked them in a room.”

The armed gang of about a dozen men entered the mission campus at 9.30 p.m. It continued to terrorize the priests, the teaching staff, and their families well past midnight before decamping with 100,000 Indian rupees (US$1,212) and valuables, including gold ornaments and mobile phones.

“Eight teachers were locked in one room,” Bilung told to News on April 12. The priest said that, luckily, the thieves did not do any physical harm to the women teachers.

The thieves kept asking where the priests resided and then took hold of a helper at gunpoint and asked her to show them their residence, which was about 50 meters away from the school and staff quarters.

“They threatened to kill her daughter if she failed to show them where the priests lived,” Bilung said.

After their attackers left, one of the priests who hid his mobile phone managed to contact an employee of the school who stayed outside the campus. They were rescued after some time and rushed to the nearby Church-run dispensary to get first aid.

“They are still in trauma and need rest,” Bilung said.

A police team arrived and recorded the statements of the priests, the teachers and other staff members. Bilung said the thieves appeared to have planned the crime well and “executed it with precision.”

The priest did not rule out the possibility of someone familiar with the campus being involved in the attack.
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Persecuted Christian Receives Aid to Keep Children in School

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Somalia— Halima and her children, Sahra, Ahmed, and Yasir, are part of a community of Somali believers in Mombasa who face persecution from multiple sources.

After Halima became a Christian in 2012, she kept her faith secret for five years. Following her baptism in 2017, her husband Osman and other family members discovered that she had left Islam. Osman divorced Halima, forcing her to relocate to another part of Mombasa with her children.

Despite living discreetly, Halima’s Christian activities were uncovered, resulting in harassment by her former community and local authorities. In May 2023, their home was targeted twice by Muslim assailants, though they were unsuccessful in breaching the premises. These attackers accused Halima of leading Muslims astray and labeled her a “Christian crusader.” Additionally, local Muslim police officers falsely accused her children of being involved in nighttime gangs.

The combination of unemployment, ongoing harassment, and fear of reprisals from her ex-husband left Halima struggling to provide for her children. Consequently, her children were forced to drop out of school earlier this year due to unpaid fees. Halima’s only wish was to be able to re-enroll her children in school and secure their education.

ICC learned about Halima’s case in October 2023. We helped her obtain the funds she needed to send her children back to school.

“My children had no hope of continuing with school for this year,” Halima said. “I had struggled the whole of 2023 to keep them in school, and I was not prepared for 2024. I kept trusting God, and He surely came through for me. ICC visited us and did two projects for the MBBs (Muslim Background Believers) and a third project for my children. They are all now in school, and everything is paid for. We rarely get someone who understands our plight as underground Christians, but you have shown that you care and love the body of Christ in all circumstances.”

Halima has asked that Christians continue to pray for the underground believers experiencing persecution in Somalia. She asks that people pray that more Somali Muslims come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ and become part of the global body of Christ, as she once did.
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