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DFA tells Israeli envoy off

The Philippines is keeping its temporary ban on the deployment of new hires to Israel “to protect its citizens,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday, responding to a statement by the Israeli ambassador criticizing the ban and citing an improved security situation amid the ceasefire between Israeli and Hamas forces.

The DFA said it “takes exception” to the statement by Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Menashe Bar-On, adding that only the Philippines could make the decision to protect its citizens.

“The Philippine government has the sovereign duty and prerogative to protect all its nationals wherever they may be, especially those caught in conflict areas. No other state can substitute its judgment over that of the Philippine government regarding the welfare of its own nationals,” the foreign office said.

The DFA had placed parts of Israel on alert levels that barred the deployment of new hires. Alert level 2 was hoisted over central and southern Israel, while alert level 4 was called over Hamas-controlled Gaza.

The warring sides agreed to a ceasefire on Nov. 21. Tarra Quismundo

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  • http://twitter.com/MarLouWang Marlou Wang

    Owwww, come owwwnnnnn!!! Let the Filipino decide for himself because he is the one feeding his or her family way back home in PH. OWFs always say, “Go home? There’s no job there! only government officials stealing our money! It’s better here, we earn something and assure our family will have something to eat at least once a day! I’ll go back home to PH if I can find a job.”

  • Love God

    IRomans 11 — “All Israel Will Be Saved”
    In Romans 9 and 10, Paul describes a theological problem: Most Jews are rejecting the gospel. Not only are they missing out on salvation, it makes other people wonder whether God is faithful to his promises. In chapter 11, Paul affirms that God has a surprising plan for the people of Israel.

    • Love God

      God will make Israel the head of all nations, if that people will listen to His instructions and commandments. Not only is that where the nation Israel has strayed; this is where those who say that God is through with Israel–that the Jewish race is no longer God’s chosen—have also strayed. God’s Word says that ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God. All have strayed–both Jews AND Gentiles.

      • Guest

         Come back again, when you are sober. This abuse of the bible is mind vomiting.

  • Julio7

    @ Jun Separa

    Your argument to say that no Christian in Palestine is erroneous, wrong and a result of ignorance. We are talking about Israel-Palestine conflict, so Hamas and PLO or Fatah are Palestinians. That’s it. My list is immense and you have not refuted each and everyone of them, instead diverting your argument to people of Gaza. We don’t need more to debate because you “Fail” in the first case.
    Again, you really believe that Jews are the chosen people of God and the rest are ordinary creatures the same level with the animal. If you are not aware, the Talmud (Jew’s Holy Book) is essentially Anti-Christ and racist doctrine. Weren’t the Jews told of the coming of Jesus in the Old Testament, yet they chose to reject Jesus Christ, to the degree that they plotted and schemed with Romans in an attempt to silence his message, to have him killed? The Jews curses Jesus and calls him the b*stard child of a pr*stitute, among other blasphemous allegations. Christians who are unaware of this are in need of an awakening.

    One of the greatest hypocrisy you showed today is for Christians to give their allegiance to Jews, who call their God Jesus Christ a b*stard and the Virgin Mary a w*ore.

    What I’m referring as racist doctrine is the notion of “Chosen People” status it gives to Jews, and the subhuman status it gives to Gentiles. It is this underlying ideology that fuels the flames of Zionist expansion, the idea that it is alright to k*ll Muslim and Christian babies and steal the land of their parents, violating every basic human right, because according to the Talmud, these are subhuman creatures.

    Your suggested solution to recognize the existing of Israel is plain and simple, but not possible. When first hearing of this from Israelis and other people demand Palestine recognize Israel’s right to exist – I thought that was simple. All Israel had to do was produce examples of formal written statements of rights to exist between other countries and use them to prepare mutual declarations in favor of both Israel’s and Palestine’s right to exist.

    Then I got to laughing so hard that I bit my tongue because Jews and the Israelis including you (Pro-Zionist) are so st*pid, they do not know that there is no such thing in this world as declarations of rights to exist. And as there are no such things – there is no right to exist for any country including Israel.

    And yet those Israeli retards including you again (perhaps, you are borderline between m*ron and imb*cile) keep yammering on about something that does not exist and out of politeness.

    You said: “..the reason why conflict goes on, it your kind’s ignorance that will never end this conflict..”

    The reason that this conflict never ends is that because of your belief – together with the Zionist Israelis that the Jews are the “Chosen People” of God and the rest are monkeys, dogs and pigs. (You are free to choose which you belong to in the last three set).

  • Julio7

    Can anybody explain for a deeper reason why Jesus despise Jews and call them “The Synagoge of Satan”?

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