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   For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.     

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Israel blames Germany for EU support of UNESCO anti-Israel resolution
Israel is angry at Germany for the anticipated European support for the resolution attacking Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, which UNESCO’s Executive Board in Paris is scheduled to approve this Tuesday, diplomatic sources told The Jerusalem Post. The behind-the-scenes conflict preceded the public argument between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel over his meeting with the left-wing group Breaking the Silence during his visit to Israel last week.

North Korea threatens Israel with ‘merciless, thousand-fold punishment’
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the “dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea…The comment was in reaction to Israeli remarks on how the Jewish State is affected by North Korean tension with the United States. In an interview with Hebrew news site Walla this week, the hawkish Liberman stated that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is a madman and that together with the leaders of Iran and Syria was part of an “insane and radical” gang that was bent on undermining international stability.

North Korea crisis: Pope urges international mediation
Pope Francis has called for international mediation to ease rising tensions between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear activity. The pontiff suggested that Norway, for example, was “always ready to help”. He warned the crisis risked sparking a devastating war in which “a good part of humanity” would be destroyed.

Syrian Army refutes reports of IAF strike near Quneitra
Explosions were heard at a base housing the 90th brigade of the Syrian Army in southern Quneitra Saturday evening, Sky News Arabia reported. Initially, the explosions were attributed to an Israeli attack and local media reported seeing Israel Air Force (IAF) planes circling the area. However, Syrian military sources subsequently denied the reports on the Al-Miyadin network, which is affiliated with Hezbollah.

Five killed in Texas tornadoes; rains, winds lash US midsection: media
Tornadoes killed five people east of Dallas in Texas, local media reported on Saturday, as heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland. At least three tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service in nearby Canton, with about 50 people being treated for related injuries at area hospitals, news outlets reported, citing hospital officials.

UK PM May braces for difficult Brexit talks after EU adopts tough stance
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday divorce talks with the European Union would be difficult, responding to the tough stance taken by EU leaders over the upcoming Brexit negotiations. EU leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have “no illusions” about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets.

U.S.-backed militias claim big advance against IS in Syria’s Tabqa
U.S.-backed militias said on Sunday they had made a big advance in Tabqa, a strategically vital town controlling Syria’s largest dam, in their campaign to drive Islamic State from its stronghold of Raqqa, 40km (25 miles) downstream. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias, will wait to assault Raqqa until it seizes Tabqa, its military officials have previously said, but it had made only slow progress since besieging the town early this month.

South Korea already working on reducing trade surplus with U.S.: finance minister
South Korea’s finance minister said on Sunday the government was already working on downsizing its trade surplus with the United States, a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments Thursday that Washington will renegotiate or scrap the free trade pact the two countries have. Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho added in televised comments he did not expect the free trade agreement will be terminated. It has been in effect since 2012.

The North Korean nuclear threat, explained (video)
Why experts are urging Trump to act now while he still can.

Iranian cargo planes land in Damascus hours before ‘Israeli strike’ on airport
Four cargo planes originating from Iran landed at an airport outside Damascus just hours before Syria accused Israel of attacking a military compound nearby

Furious Bank Run Leaves Canada’s Largest Alternative Mortgage Lender On Edge Of Collapse
“When you have a run on the bank, people get spooked and they sell and ask questions later,” said a Bay Street investment banker. “It’s investor psychology that takes over.”

Erdogan Blocks Wikipedia, Bans TV Dating Shows, Purges Another 4,000 Public Officials
Two weeks after winning the Turkish constitutional referendum by a modest but decisive margin, president – or perhaps it is now despot – Erdogan decided to take his newly decreed powers for a spin and overnight in rapid succession surprised foreign observers when Turkey decreed that it would ban TV dating shows, fire an additional 4,000 public officials and also ban Wikipedia.

Far-right candidate bedeviled by France’s Nazi history
The horrors of the World War II Nazi death camps moved front and center in France’s presidential campaign on Friday, nine days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and that she has spent more than six years trying to erase.

New website offers US women help to perform their own abortions
Fearful that Donald Trump’s presidency poses a once-in-a-generation threat to US reproductive rights, an international advocacy group this week is unveiling what is sure to be a controversial response: a web portal dedicated to helping US women terminate their own pregnancies with abortion-inducing drugs they have obtained outside of a medical setting.

After pushing vaccines for depopulation, Bill Gates now warns that bioterrorism might kill 30 million more
… the not-so-hidden agenda that lies behind the Gates Foundation is often glossed over, especially by the mainstream media. Gates and his foundation have consistently come under fire for their aspirations of depopulation, and now the same man who essentially has made it a goal to eliminate humans is lecturing the rest of us about bioterrorism?

Court Lets Trump ‘Pause’ Lawsuit On Obama’s Climate Plan
A federal court agreed Friday to President Donald Trump’s request to pause litigation over the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision makes it easier for the Trump administration to repeal CPP, which was intended to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants to slow global warming.

Trump Declares ‘Eight-Year Assault on Second Amendment’ Over
On Friday, President Trump delivered a speech to the National Rifle Association at its 2017 Leadership Forum in Atlanta. This marks the first time a sitting president has done so since Ronald Reagan in 1983.



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MAGNETIC STORM POSSIBLE THIS WEEK
A filament of magnetism on the sun exploded yesterday (April 30th), hurling a CME into space. NOAA analysts say the cloud could deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field on May 3rd with a 40% chance of ensuing minor geomagnetic storms.

Long-term fate of tropical forests may not be so dire
“The implications of the change still need to be worked out, but what we can say is that the forest responds to changes in rainfall quite differently than what has been a common assumption for a long time,” said Townsend. Going forward, the authors hope the findings will set the record straight for educators and scientists.

Africa: No One Is Left Behind
Rome -In the context of global development, ‘no one is left behind’ brings with it a powerful message. It emphasizes progress- one that is inclusive, fair, integrated and empowering. The phrase ‘No one is left behind’ is mentioned some five times in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted by all governments at the United Nations in 2015. The Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet, peace and prosperity. It has globally agreed 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 ambitious targets,

Macron PLUMMETS in the polls as Marine Le Pen enjoys boost a WEEK AWAY from election vote
Recent moves by Ms Le Pen to appeal to a wider audience seem to be working as she has removed herself as the leader of the Front National party, and rebranded her campaign with the new motto “Choose France”.

North Korea threatens Israel with ‘merciless, thousand-fold punishment’
North Korea is determined to beat President Trump and the US, and that means beating America’s allies, too. At the top of that list for the North Koreans are two countries: Japan and Israel. Japan is obvious. Israel, less so.

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam
“Pope of Peace in Egypt of Peace,” read posters plastered along the road leading from the airport to central Cairo, showing a smiling pope, his hand raised above the Christian cross and the Crescent moon of Islam.

Danon: US likely to support Israel’s seat on UN Security Council
In a move that could significantly bolster Israel’s historic bid to join the United Nations Security Council, the US is likely to “actively support” Israel’s candidacy against Germany and Belgium, UN Ambassador Danny Danon said.

Rothschild Foundation Investing $27 Million in Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures
Among the archaeological discoveries that have been exposed and can now be visited by the public is the altar of a temple built by King Herod some 2,000 years ago in honor of Emperor Augustus and the goddess Roma, mentioned in the writings of Josephus Flavius – alongside the synagogue of Caesarea.

Trump invites controversial Philippines leader Duterte to White House
President Trump has invited Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte to Washington to “to discuss the importance of the the United States-Philippines alliance,” the White House said late Saturday. The administration’s statement did not mention a timetable for a possible visit by Duterte…

Iraqi Commander Expects Complete Capture of Mosul in ‘3 Weeks at Most’
An Iraqi commander predicted that the embattled city of Mosul will be completely captured from the ISIS terrorists by May. The army’s chief of staff, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi expected the success despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.

Support for two-state solution slipping – among Arabs?
Just half of Israeli Arabs say they back establishment of Palestinian state – and just 4% say they’d ever want to live in such a state.

Palestinians see Abbas’s weakness ahead of Trump meeting
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be meeting with US President Donald Trump Wednesday following a fresh declaration of intent by the latter to forge a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. With the expansion of settlements eroding hopes for statehood, Abbas would like to see Trump come to the rescue by pressing for a complete settlement freeze and ensuring that the terms of reference for restarting peace talks are based on land for peace.

Israel, Palestinians battle for votes over Jerusalem resolution at UNESCO
Israel is battling to prevent a public-relations victory for the Palestinians at the UNESCO Executive Board in Paris, which is expected to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Independence Day. Such a vote would provide Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas a boost when he meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House just one day later.

Danon: US likely to support Israel’s seat on UN Security Council
In a move that could significantly bolster Israel’s historic bid to join the United Nations Security Council, the US is likely to “actively support” Israel’s candidacy against Germany and Belgium, UN Ambassador Danny Danon said. Danon…told The Jerusalem Post…while there is still a year to go before the General Assembly will vote…he is already raising the issue with different leaders and has discussed it with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley.

Japan sends biggest warship to protect US supply vessel
Japan has dispatched its biggest warship, in the first such operation since it passed controversial laws expanding the role of its military. The helicopter carrier Izumo is escorting a US supply vessel within Japanese waters. The US ship is heading to refuel the naval fleet in the region, including the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group. North Korea has threatened to sink the Carl Vinson and a US submarine, amid rising tensions in the region.

Syria war: IS driven back in Tabqa, US-backed fighters say
US-backed Syrian fighters say they have made more gains in their battle with Islamic State (IS) militants for the strategic city of Tabqa. Amid fierce street fighting, allied Kurdish and Arab militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have captured six more districts. They are supported by elite US forces and air strikes by a US-led coalition.

Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth
FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who “need a confidence boost” to facilitate predatory advertising practices. The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of teenagers using the platform for the potential benefit of advertisers.

Russia’s Military Buildup in Arctic Has U.S. Watching Closely
An RPG whistles towards its target, exploding in a ball of fire just as a group of soldiers zip past on skis, bullets flying from their white rifles. It was all part of a training exercise by Russia’s 80th Motor Rifle Arctic Brigade…Russia has launched the biggest military build-up in the Arctic since the fall of the USSR — bolstering its fleet of nuclear-fueled icebreakers, reopening abandoned Soviet military bases and building a string of new ones.

Monster snowstorm in Colorado forces postponement of climate change & global warming rally
A mid-spring snowstorm in Colorado over the weekend postponed a rally that sought to bring attention “climate change” and “global warming,” as well as protest President Donald Trump’s climate policies. A march slated to take place in Colorado Springs on Saturday had to be cancelled after weather forecasters predicted heavy snowfall and blizzard-like conditions.

Congress Reaches Deal To Keep Government Open Through September
One of the biggest political overhangs facing the market may have just been removed, when moments ago AP and other newswires reported that House Democrats and Republicans are said to have reached a $1 trillion spending deal to keep the government – which is currently operating thanks to a last minute one-week stopgap measure enacted on Friday – open until October 1.

North Korea Threatens To Sink “Doomed” US Nuclear Submarine
“Whether it’s a nuclear aircraft carrier or a nuclear submarine, they will be turned into a mass of scrap metal in front of our invincible military power centered on the self-defense nuclear deterrence.”

The Real Reason for Attacking NK
….Is it just a coincidence that Iran and North Korea, cast in the same light as insane warmongers are also two of three remaining nations that do not belong to the Rothscchild family of central banks where debt servitude keeps nations in bondage to the banksters from Brussels? First There Were Seven, Then There Were Three, Then There Will Be the New World Order.

The Sorcerers
In the end Barack Obama is a false god, the visible manifestation of the Progressive belief that Man is the measure of all things. False gods do not like to be contradicted.

Contagion Fears Rise In Aftermath Of Home Capital Group Collapse
“The probability has gone from infinitesimal to possible — unlikely, but possible,” said Hall, chief investment officer of the Calgary-based money manager, in an interview Saturday. “If depositors or bondholders start to lose faith in their banks, well then that becomes systemic.”



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CRISPR gene-editing tool targets cancer’s “command center”
researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have used the tool to target what they call cancer’s command center, in a treatment that’s been shown in mice to shrink aggressive tumors and increase survival rates without harming healthy cells. The technique works by targeting fusion genes, mutations created when two separate genes combine into one hybrid that often leads to cancer. In previous work, the team found that a fusion gene known as MAN2A1-FER was associated with cancer of the prostate, liver, lungs and ovaries, and it helps the tumors grow and spread.

Rogue journalist stuns White House reporters with surprise grilling
documentary filmmaker Mike Cernovich addressed reporters and loudly asked, “Why will nobody here cover the violence against Trump supporters?” A confused hush fell over the room as reporters, unaccustomed to being on the receiving end of shouted questions, tried to figure out what was going on. But Cernocivh immediately continued, “And why won’t you demand that leaders of the Democrats disavow the violence by Antifa the way you demanded Trump disavow violence from his supporters?” He then answered his own question by telling the room: “This has been completely covered up. You have no answer.”

New Hamas Policy Lays Claim to Holy Places in Jerusalem, “The Muslim Birthplace of Jesus”
Hamas’ new policy paper, perceived by the world as softening of their position, calls for ethnically cleansing the region by force in order to create a Muslim state. Israel claims it is an attempt to fool the world, and fix Hamas’ image as a terror organization. The paper also lay claim to Jerusalem as a Muslim city, rewriting history by referring to Israel’s capital as the “birthplace of Jesus”. While making these exclusive Muslim claims to all of Israel, Hamas makes other claims that most people would disagree with.

Islamic State seeks to impose religious rules in Egypt’s North Sinai
As the militant group steps up attacks on Coptic Christians, it is also trying to assert hardline religious authority in the remote area near Egypt’s border with Gaza

7 Photos of Snowy and Flooded Fields From Texas to Illinois
Winter Storm Ursa swept across the High Plains this past weekend, dumping snow from Texas to Nebraska in one of the strongest snowstorms to hit the region this late in the spring, according to the Weather Channel. This weekend’s storm has also caused flooding in eastern Oklahoma, northern Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, according to the National Weather Service, which is slowing down planting progress in certain states and may require replanting in others.

‘We Lost the Western Kansas Wheat Crop This Weekend’
Blizzard conditions and heavy snow swept western Kansas, including 14 to 20 inches in Colby in the northwestern quadrant of the No. 1 winter wheat state in the nation, said the Weather Channel. “We lost the western Kansas wheat crop this weekend. Just terrible,” tweeted Justin Gilpin, chief executive of the grower-funded Kansas Wheat Commission.

Quake near Canada border jolts Yukon, southeast Alaska
A major earthquake in northwest British Columbia shook up communities in nearby Alaska and Yukon Territory but caused no apparent damage….a teacher in the Alaska village of Klukwan about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from the epicenter, said the magnitude 6.2 quake shook her awake at 4:30 a.m. A series of aftershocks, including a magnitude 6.3 quake at 6:18 a.m., kept Carl from getting a restful night’s sleep.

Italy first EU country to publicly reject UNESCO’s anti-Israel resolution
Italy on Tuesday became the first European state to publicly state that it planned to reject a Palestinian backed resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. Late this afternoon, while Israelis celebrate Independence Day, UNESCO’s 58-member Executive Board is set to approve the text.

Swiss govt says threat of extremist attacks ‘remains at heightened level’
The risk of extremist attacks in Switzerland remains elevated, the Swiss spy agency said on Tuesday, and more attacks by the Islamic State militant group and its sympathizers were expected across Europe.

OPEC deal backfires: Saudis lose market share to Iran, Iraq
Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s biggest producer and de facto leader, is losing market share, while Iran and Iraq have so far emerged as winners of the cuts with in the cartel in a battle for market share, according to Christof Ruehl, former chief economist at BP who is currently Global Head of Research at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

Netanyahu wants to stop PA funding for terrorists, but how is another matter
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office would not say whether the premier supports Israeli legislation in the Knesset to block funding to the Palestinian Authority that goes to paying terrorists and their families, just hours after he condemned the payments on Monday. “How can you speak about peace with Israel and at the same time pay murderers who spill the blood of innocent Israelis?” Netanyahu asked Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his speech at a Memorial Day ceremony…“Fund peace, not murder.”

As Israel marks Independence Day, Hamas issues new and threatening charter
The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday dropped its longstanding call for Israel’s destruction, but said it still rejected the country’s right to exist and backs “armed struggle” against it. Hamas supports the establishment of a transitional Palestinian state along the borders from 1967, its leader Khaled Meshaal said on Monday in Doha while announcing the group’s new policy document.

Israel to UNESCO: Reject fake history on Jerusalem
Israel urged UNESCO’s 58-member Executive Board not to promote “fake” history by approving on Tuesday a Palestinian-backed resolution that rejects Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. “Tomorrow, even as we celebrate, UNESCO will be voting against Israel’s right to sovereignty in its capital city, Jerusalem,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovel…”This is absurd. We have become used to the concept of ‘fake news’. Well, welcome to ‘fake history,” Hotovely said.

US anti-missile system operational in South Korea
The US military says its controversial Thaad missile defence system is now operational in South Korea. The system can intercept North Korean missiles although full operational capability is still some months away. Tensions have been rising around the Korean peninsula, with repeated threats from North Korea and the presence of a group of US warships and a submarine.

Indian anger over soldiers’ bodies ‘mutilated by Pakistan’
Indians have taken to social media to demand revenge after the army accused Pakistani troops of killing two Indian security personnel in disputed Kashmir. The army accused Pakistan of mutilating the bodies in Monday’s clash on the Line of Control – claims the Pakistani army denied. But Indians, including the mourning families of the soldiers, feel Pakistan “should be taught a lesson”.

Merkel to meet Putin to discuss crises in Syria and Ukraine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet Vladimir Putin in Russia for the first time since 2015. The meeting, at Mr Putin’s summer residence in Sochi, comes with bilateral relations in a trough over the war in Syria and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. They are expected to discuss both issues during their meeting, but no breakthroughs are expected.

U.S. issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks
The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying U.S. citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent. In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Islamic State and al Qaeda “have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.”

No money for Trump’s wall, plus 6 other GOP issues missing from $1T spending bill
Congressional negotiators have come up with a $1.07 trillion plan to keep the government running through the end of September – but there’s a lot missing from the 1,665-page bill. And much of it involves items that President Donald Trump promised during his campaign and the early days of his presidency.

Budget deal may map U.S. Congress road ahead, via Trump bypass
The U.S. Congress…may be mapping a bipartisan path forward that skirts around President Donald Trump…Democrats and some lobbyists said on Monday. The path was discernible in a nearly $1.2 trillion federal spending deal carved out over the weekend to avert a government shutdown. It had Democratic fingerprints all over it, even though Republicans control Congress and the White House.

Islamic State seeks to impose religious rules in Egypt’s North Sinai
…Interviews with residents of North Sinai and reviews of Islamic State videos suggest the group…is seeking to impose its hardline interpretation of Islam on the local populace…the group has created a morality police force…to enforce strict rules against such behaviour…Coupled with a sharp increase in attacks on Christians inside and outside its predominant area of operations in North Sinai, the developments mark a significant change of tactics for Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate.

Student penalized for using word ‘man’ on his essay
At the University of Florida, a student was recently penalized for writing “man” instead of “humankind” in a class paper. History major Martin Poirier wrote “Water is a thing prior to man” on a paper for a history class called “History of Water.”

“That’s Enough” – Angry Trump Kicks CBS Reporter Out Of Oval Office
Having been pestered by CBS reporter John Dickerson over what great advice President Obama had given him (and his wiretapping accusations); President Trump’s frustration briefly boiled over as he turned his back and remarked “ok, that’s enough, thank you, goodbye,” gesturing for the reporter to leave The Oval Office…

51% Of Murders In The U.S. Come From Just 2% Of The Counties
In 2014, 54% of the counties in the U.S. had no murders whatsoever while the worst 1% of counties had 37% of the murders and the worst 5% of counties accounted for 68% of murders.

Trump Destroys Michelle O’s Legacy; Makes School Lunches Great Again
“If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition – thus undermining the intent of the program.”

Ethiopia drought creates food crisis for 7.7 million
The number of people in need of food aid in Ethiopia’s drought-hit regions has surged to 7.7 million, over two million more than an estimate earlier this year, state media reported Friday.

The Mark of the Beast
…The world is a blink of an eye from being under total domination to Satan’s best representatives on the planet. A total in-your-face economic dictatorship is within the grasp of the New World Order crowd.


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North Korea Missile Launch Fails, U.S. and South Korea Say
“A missile appears to have exploded within seconds of launch,” U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Dave Benham said in a statement. “We are working with our interagency partners on a more detailed assessment. We continue to monitor North Korea’s actions closely.”

Antarctic Peninsula ice more stable than previously thought
The earlier study reported that the region was losing three times this amount of ice, based on measurements of glacier thinning and mass loss determined from other satellite measurements. The Leeds study casts doubt on that interpretation, because the degree of glacier speedup is far too small. Study co-author Professor Andrew Shepherd, from Leeds’ School of Earth and Environment, explained: “Although Western Palmer Land holds a lot of ice – enough to raise global sea levels by 20 centimetres – its glaciers can’t be dramatically out of balance, because their speed hasn’t changed much over the past 25 years.

Did Bannon reveal plan to move US Embassy to Jerusalem?
Though President Trump’s intentions vis-à-vis the embassy move have remained a mystery, an innocuous photograph taken by Rabbi Shmuel “Shmuley” Boteach during a visit with White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon may have let the cat out of the bag.

US military trying to hack HUMAN BRAIN to create ‘full potential’ super soldiers
“DARPA’s goal with TNT is to further enhance the most effective existing training methods so the men and women of our Armed Forces can operate at their full potential.” The respective agencies involved will send electrical pulses to the nervous system of animal and human trialists to see how different nerves effect learning processes.

FBI rogue employee marries ISIS terrorist she investigated
A CNN report revealed the alarming case of former FBI translator Daniela Greene who married an ISIS operative she was assigned to investigate, catching the FBI off guard in a shocking incident.

PM orders Israel to cut payments to UN over UNESCO’s ‘demented’ Jerusalem vote
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday directed the Foreign Ministry to deduct another $1 million from the funds Israel annually pays to the UN in response to UNESCO’s “demented” vote to disavow Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. “There is a price for harassment,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. “I directed the director-general of the Foreign Ministry to deduct a further million dollars from the money Israel transfers to the UN.”

NSA collected over 151mn phone records in 2016 despite surveillance law changes
The NSA collected over 151 million phone records from Americans last year, while having warrants for only 42 terrorist suspects, an annual report shows. In 2015, the agency’s snooping powers were cut following Edward Snowden’s revelations. The new transparency report revealing the agency’s haul was released Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Reported increase in activity at “Kick-Em-Jenny submarine volcano
A reported increase in activities at “Kick-Em-Jenny”….the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou. As a result, the alert level is now on “yellow” and sea users and ships have been warned to stay away from vicinity of the submarine volcano.

US Air Force launches another long-range missile into Pacific
The Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California by a team in Montana shortly after 3 a.m. ET, the Air Force said in a statement. Officials said the launch was planned years in advance and was not related to rising tensions with North Korea.

Iran Using U.S. Cash to Fund Unprecedented, Massive Military Buildup
Iran is using the billions in cash resources provided under the landmark nuclear deal to engage in an unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an “offensive” juggernaut, according to a largely unreported announcement by Iranian military leaders that has sparked concern among U.S. national security insiders and sources on Capitol Hill.

New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal 29 Previously Undisclosed Clinton Emails With Classified Information
Judicial Watch released State Department documents on Tuesday revealing 29 email correspondences between Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin containing classified information. As a result of the FOIA request, 29 previously undisclosed email exchanges including classified information were released, part of a total of 317 emails that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to turn over to the State Department.

Trump to seek Abbas commitment to peace
“The president will seek President Abbas’ commitment to work with us as we try to move peace efforts forward,” the official, who was not named, said. Abbas arrived Tuesday in Washington and will remain for three days. During their meeting Wednesday, Trump and Abbas are expected to make statements to the media,

Israel summons Swedish envoy to protest UNESCO vote on Jerusalem
Israel summoned Swedish Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday to protest Sweden’s vote on Tuesday in favor of the UNESCO resolution disavowing Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem. Sweden was the only EU country to vote for the resolution, which passed by a vote of 22-10, with another 26 states either abstaining (23) or not showing up to vote (3).

‘Valuable progress’ already made toward Mideast peace, Pence says
The Trump administration has already reconstituted the Middle East peace process by fostering “goodwill” amongst Israelis and Palestinians, US Vice President Mike Pence said at an Israeli Independence Day reception held at the White House on Tuesday. Reiterating the president’s “personal commitment to resolving the Israeli and Palestinian conflict,” Pence said the new administration had found a way to pursue peace whilst simultaneously devoting itself to securing the Jewish state.

Kabul bomb attack targeting Nato convoy kills eight
A suicide attack on a convoy belonging to the Nato mission in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people in Kabul, officials say. The victims were all civilians, a government spokesman said. About 25 other people were injured, including three US service members. The attack on the group of military vehicles happened next to the US embassy during the morning rush hour.

Brexit: UK and EU at odds over size of ‘divorce bill’
The UK won’t pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said, as the two sides clashed over the issue. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK would pay what was legally due, in line with its rights and obligations, but “not just what the EU wants”. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said there was no desire to punish the UK but “its accounts must be settled”.

Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have set up roadblocks and staged demonstrations demanding elections as the country’s political and economic crisis deepens. They responded with defiance to his call for a new constitution to end unrest that has killed 28 people. Mr Maduro said his move was necessary to fend off a foreign-backed plot against him.

Trump and Putin: Syria ceasefire heads leaders’ agenda
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria. The two spoke by telephone for the first time since the US launched air strikes against Syria nearly a month ago, straining relations. White House and Kremlin statements suggested a productive conversation.

NSA collected Americans’ phone records despite law change: report
The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans’ phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records…The report from the office of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats…found that the NSA collected the 151 million records even though it had warrants from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court to spy on only 42 terrorism suspects in 2016…

Praise Allah! Islam goes evangelical in Nigeria’s south
Sunday morning is usually the preserve of Christian pastors in the Nigerian megacity of Lagos but a new form of worship is emerging to challenge the monopoly. “Praise Allah!” shouts the imam of the Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) before thousands of his faithful, gathered under tents on the outskirts of the city. Pacing up and down through the crowd, he punctuates his message with vigorous “Allahs” in the trademark bombastic style of Nigeria’s evangelical preachers.

As U.S. and China find common ground on North Korea, is Russia the wild card?
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Lunar New Year greetings this year, the first card went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of leaders from China and other allies of the isolated country, according to its official news agency. Some academics who study North Korea argue Kim could be looking for Russia to ease any pain if China, which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea’s trade, steps up sanctions against the isolated country as part of moves to deter its nuclear and missile programs.

Trump, Putin discuss Syria ceasefire in first talks since U.S. air strikes
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday moved to ease the tension from U.S. air strikes in April against Russian ally Syria, expressing a desire for a Syrian ceasefire and safe zones for the civil war’s refugees. The two leaders spoke by phone for the first time since U.S. relations with Russian were strained by the U.S. attack on a Syrian airfield.

North Korea says U.S. bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war
North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. bombers flew training drills with the South Korean and Japanese air forces in another show of strength.

Feds Send In Reinforcements After Baltimore Mayor Pleads For Help: “Murder Is Out Of Control”
“We’re grateful to the federal intervention in the city of Baltimore. We are looking for all the help we can get. Murder is out of control.”

China Issues Unprecedented Warning To Citizens In North Korea: Return Home
“The embassy has never given such a warning. I was worried and left the country in a hurry…”

Vaccine industry goes “nuclear” in push for new law that would deny you YOUR JOB if you aren’t vaccinated
North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, a Republican, has introduced new legislation that, taken to its logical end, might eventually provision for employers to force their employees to be vaccinated under the guise of “wellness.”

DOJ: One in Four Federal Inmates Is Foreign-Born
Nearly a quarter of the inmates in federal prisons were born outside the United States, and more than half of those have final deportation orders, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don’t Fall for the NSA’s Latest Ploy
Supposedly the National Security Administration is going to stop collecting certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target




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Trump to relax rules on political activity for religious institutions
Trump will sign the order, which promises to “protect and vigorously promote religious liberty.” He will also direct federal agencies to exempt some religious organizations, such as churches, charities and universities, from mandates under former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act that require employers to provide employees with health coverage for contraception.

North Korea and USA: News updates as Trump and Kim Jong-un stand on brink of nuclear war
North Korea continues to ramp up tensions with the US, with Kim Jong-un threatening to conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. Donald Trump has warned that military action is a possibility, and has agreed to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin to solve the “very dangerous” situation.

As Kabbalist Identifies Kim Jong-Un as Gog and Magog, Rabbi Cautions Against Prophetic Speculation
As the conflict surrounding North Korea heats up and all eyes turn towards the armies amassing in Asia, a prominent kabbalist identified Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, as the leader of the prophesied War of Gog u’Magog. Another respected rabbi agreed, but noted that such claims, rooted in the esoteric, needed to be understood in depth when considering current events. “He based his opinion on a prophecy in Isaiah, which referred to the war of Gog u’Magog beginning in the east, which the kabbalist interpreted to be Asia.”

Netanyahu: I hope Trump-Abbas meeting will bring about a change
‘I’m always ready for genuine peace,’ prime minister says in meeting with Romanian counterpart Sorin Grindeanu a day after the US president met with the Palestinian leader; ‘I heard President Abbas say that Palestinians teach their children peace. That’s unfortunately not true,’ Netanyahu adds.

Judge Roy Moore on SPLC: ‘They Hate God and They Hate Anything About God and Christianity’
Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is now running for U.S. Senate, said the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which protrays itself as an educational and legal advocacy group that fights “hate and bigotry,” is “probably the biggest hate group” in America and it particularly hates “God and Christianity.”

Greek Orthodox Bishop Calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to Convert or Face ‘Unending Hell’ With Muhammed
The Greek Orthodox bishop, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, sent a lengthy letter to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he detailed some of the differences between Christianity and Islam and called on Erdogan to convert to Orthodoxy or face “eternal and unending” suffering in Hell, along with Muhammed and his followers.

Netanyahu Slashes UN Funding: “Israel Will Not Sit By While UN Denies Our Sovereignty”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning told his weekly cabinet meeting that Israel has retaliated for the unjust and hostile UNESCO vote on the status of Jerusalem by cutting $1 million from its annual contribution to the UN.

North Korea turns its hostility on Beijing
Tensions on the Korean peninsula are reaching an unprecedented boiling point, as North Korea’s leader threatens war with China, its strongest and most important ally, over its “nuclear betrayal.” China’s People’s Liberation Army is on its second-highest alert level – indicating it thinks a direct military threat is imminent.

‘Clinton Cash’ Author Sounds The Alarm Over Jared Kushner’s Partnership With George Soros
“Clinton Cash” author and Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer said in a radio interview that Kushner’s ties to Soros — who funds a network of left-wing activists — as well as his billion-dollar loans, both of which he failed to include in his financial disclosure forms, present a “massive, massive problem” for the White House.

WAITING FOR THE STORM CLOUD
A CME that left the sun on April 30th has still not reached Earth. Forecasters raised the possibility of a glancing blow on May 3rd, but so far there is no sign of the advancing solar storm cloud. Either the CME missed or it might make a late arrival on May the 4th, sparking minor geomagnetic activity.

Donald Trump’s arm-twisting means healthcare legislation ‘will be passed’
Donald Trump could secure a major victory on Thursday after House Republican leaders claimed to have enough votes to pass a bill to roll back Obamacare. A vote will be held on Thursday in the House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation.

UK parliament panel: Israel’s politics diminish possibilities of peace
A new report penned by the British Parliament’s International Relations Committee harshly criticized Israel’s policies, apparently portraying the country and its leadership as those to blame for the current grim state of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. According to the Jewish Chronicle, the House of Lords report released Tuesday slammed certain Israeli actions, saying that the country’s settlements policy was illegal and that it made a two-state solution “increasingly impossible.”

Trump says he will launch new Middle East peace process
The US is launching a new diplomatic effort to reach a comprehensive peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday…Reminding Abbas that he signed the 1993 Oslo Accords in Washington – the first diplomatic framework for Israeli- Palestinian peace – Trump said he was impressed by the ability of Israeli and Palestinian security forces to work together, and that such cooperation gave him hope that he could finally broker the toughest deal of them all.

Dust storm chokes Beijing and northern China
A dust storm is choking a large swathe of northern China including the capital, Beijing, in yet another air quality crisis to affect the country. Official air quality readings have soared well above the recommended World Health Organization (WHO) limit. Authorities are advising residents to avoid outdoor activity and for children and elderly people to remain indoors.

Crucial House vote to be held on Obamacare repeal bill
The US House of Representatives will hold a vote on Thursday on a revised healthcare bill that Republicans hope will replace Obamacare. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the leadership in the party was confident it had secured enough votes for the bill to pass. It would then go to the Senate where it could face a more tricky passage.

President Obama’s team sought NSA intel on thousands of Americans during the 2016 election
During his final year in office, President Barack Obama’s team significantly expanded efforts to search National Security Agency intercepts for information about Americans, distributing thousands of intelligence reports…with the unredacted names of U.S. residents during the…2016 presidential election. The data, made available this week…provides the clearest evidence to date of how information accidentally collected by the NSA…was searched and disseminated after President Obama loosened privacy protections…

US opioid crisis at epidemic proportions
Many US communities are facing an epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse that is straining resources from police, to jails, to emergency medical personnel and treatment centers. West Virginia, a mountainous state of less than two million people, is among the hardest hit, given the economic hardship in an area once dominated by coal mining, but it shares much in common with other communities impacted by the crisis.

Israel officially in drought year
Israel Meteorological Service data indicate that the country has entered a drought year, showing that the annual rainfall stands at only about 71 percent of the cross-year average. Due to the worrying situation, the Water Authority is mulling over a plan to pump tens of millions of cubic meters of desalinated water into the Kinneret in order to prevent it from drying up.

Trump order to ease ban on political activity by churches
President Donald Trump will take executive action on Thursday to ease a ban on political activity by churches and other tax-exempt institutions as part of an order on religious liberties, a senior White House official said on Wednesday. Trump’s executive order to mark the National Day of Prayer will also mandate regulatory relief to religious employers that object to contraception, such as Little Sisters of the Poor, the official said in a briefing.

North Korea Threatens China With “Grave Consequences” Over “Betrayal”
“A string of absurd and reckless remarks are now heard from China every day only to render the present bad situation tenser… China had better ponder over the grave consequences…”

Is The World’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange Headed For A Mt. Gox-Style Collapse
Could Bitfinex, the Hong Kong-based second-largest in the world cryptocurrency exchange, be headed for a Mt. Gox-style collapse? It’s starting to look that way.

Chinese Commodities Crash Limit-Down As Wealth Management Product Issuance Collapses
It seems Kyle Bass’ warning was extremely timely. The deleveraging of China’s $4 trillion shadow banking system just accelerated massively as Bank Wealth Product Issuance crashes 15% month-over-month. With stocks and bonds already plunging, commodities joined the ugliness tonight with Dalian Iron Ore limit down (8%) at the open (not helped by tumbling auto demand).

US Commandos Set to Counter North Korean Nuclear Sites
U.S. special operations forces are set to conduct operations against North Korean nuclear, missile, and other weapons of mass destruction sites in any future conflict, the commander of Special Operations Command told Congress Tuesday.

Franklin Graham: Christians in America Are ‘Persecuted’ by LGBT Agenda
Evangelist Franklin Graham said Tuesday that Christians in America who oppose the LGBT agenda are being “persecuted” and singled out “over and over and over again” for acting in accordance with their biblical convictions on sexuality.

Trump Cabinet Members Attend Weekly Bible Study for ‘Maturity in Christ’
Capitol Ministries, a Washington D.C. based ministry seeking to “make disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena throughout the world” seeks to help members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and other politicians in the nation’s capital become more mature Christians through weekly Bible studies.


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Fake Law: How Trump-hatred warps the judiciary
Something ugly is happening to the First Amendment. It is being contorted to enable judges to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. The perennial impulse of judges to manipulate the law to achieve morally and politically desirable ends has only been exacerbated by the felt necessity to “resist” Trump. The result: Legal tests concerning the freedoms of speech and religion that in some cases were already highly dubious are being further deformed and twisted.

FCC to Investigate Stephen Colbert Over Controversial Donald Trump Joke
FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that his agency will be looking into complaints made against Stephen Colbert for what some labeled a homophobic joke about President Donald Trump. “I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints — and we’ve gotten a number of them — we are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action,” Pai told Philadelphia’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

Macron Says He Is Victim Of “Massive, Coordinated” Hack After 9 Gigabytes Of Private Documents Released
The Macron political campaign said it has been the victim of a “massive, coordinated” hacking operation on Friday night, when over 9 gigabytes of private emails and documents were released on 4chan, many revealing Macron’s personal financial data and transactions.

A New Street Drug Can Kill You By Touching Your Skin: What You Need To Know
Carfentanil, a powerful new opioid, has already claimed three lives… Engineered to be used as an elephant tranquilizer, the drug’s lethal dosage is 20 micrograms. Since the product can cause deadly effects just by being sprinkled on someone’s skin, authorities are highly concerned.

TrumpCare passed because GOP moderates know it’s doomed to fail
“Historic,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said as House Republicans passed TrumpCare II by two votes. “It’s gonna be an unbelievable victory,” President Trump bragged in advance, a few hours later. “Unbelievable,” indeed. Yesterday’s events were a Kabuki performance. The bill passed because it’s sure to fail.

Hideous! Australian Company Turns IVF Human Embryos into Jewelry
…IVF human embryos are set in “embryo straws,” which are then cremated prior to the creation of the jewelry. The “cremains” are then set within a durable resin, which can be colored with various “shimmer tints.” Glistening mica can also be added to the resin, according to the firm’s Web site. The resulting resin stone is then set into jewelry.

Trial to expose radical Islamic agents embedded in U.S.
A former federal investigator enlists his son to infiltrate a Muslim front in the nation’s capital that had routinely collaborated with the White House and federal law-enforcement agencies as a “civil rights” group. The daring undercover operation results in the capture of 12,000 pages of incriminating internal documents along with audio and video recordings, attracting the interest of the FBI and congressional investigators.

Trump Says Abbas Will Sign Final Peace Deal
At a joint press conference after their meeting, President Trump speaks optimistically about the chances for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. (video)

Anne Graham Lotz Confesses 12 ‘National Sins’ of America at National Day of Prayer Observance
I was telling Sammy Rodriguez before this that it’s almost mind blowing that America has to have an executive order to guarantee religious liberty in America, which shows how far we have fallen from our foundation of faith in the living God.”

Obama speeches revive GOP bid to target his pension
As former President Barack Obama hits the speaking circuit, Republican lawmakers say they plan to reintroduce a bill that would directly target pensions for ex-presidents raking in more than $400,000 after leaving the Oval Office.

Pentagon eyes Iran-North Korea military connection
When Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a “midget” submarine earlier this week, Pentagon officials saw more evidence of North Korean influence in the Islamic Republic – with intelligence reports saying the submarine was based on a Pyongyang design, the same type that sank a South Korean warship in 2010.

Iraqi forces gain foothold in northwest Mosul after surprise new push
Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the nearly seven-month attempt to dislodge Islamic State, commanders said on Friday.

US envoy holds Israeli-Palestinian parlay
United States special envoy Jason Greenblatt held a high-level meeting in Brussels with Israeli and Palestinian ministers on Thursday to discuss economic initiatives in the West Bank. The unusual gathering with Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and three Palestinian ministers took place on the sidelines of a session of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, which meets twice a year to determine donor funding for projects to help Palestinians in the West Bank.

Prime Minister Netanyahu: Mahmoud Abbas lied to President Trump
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of lying when he visited the White House on Wednesday. “I heard President Abbas yesterday say that they teach their children peace,” Netanyahu said, quoting Abbas’s statement to the media made during a joint press event with US President Donald Trump. “That’s unfortunately not true,” said Netanyahu, who has embarked on a campaign to end payments by the Palestinian Authority to terrorists.

‘I love Australia’ Trump says as leaders meet after refugee row
Donald Trump called his relationship with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “fantastic” following a meeting in New York. It is their first encounter since an acrimonious phone call in February. “We get along great. We have a fantastic relationship, I love Australia, I always have,” the AFP news agency quoted Mr Trump as saying.

Syria government ‘producing chemical weapons at research facilities’
Syria’s government is continuing to make chemical weapons in violation of a 2013 deal to eliminate them, a Western intelligence agency has told the BBC. A document says chemical and biological munitions are produced at three main sites near Damascus and Hama. It alleges that both Iran and Russia, the government’s allies, are aware.

Obamacare is ‘dead’ says Trump after healthcare victory
President Donald Trump has declared Obamacare “dead” after the Republican healthcare bill was narrowly passed by the lower chamber of Congress. The 217-213 vote marked his first legislative victory and goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise to roll back his predecessor’s law. Democrats say the American Health Care Act will leave millions uninsured. The bill now heads to the Senate, where Republicans have indicated they will cast it aside and write a new law.

ISIS to Jihadists: Use Fake Apartment, Job, Craigslist Ads to Lure Hostage, Murder Victims
The Islamic State magazine that has published tutorials on vehicle, knife and arson attacks as a tool of lone jihad is now encouraging terrorists to acquire guns at shows and shops and take hostages not for ransom but “to create as much carnage and terror as one possibly can.”

With maiden jet flight, China enters dog-fight with Boeing, Airbus
China’s home-grown C919 passenger jet completed its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major first step for Beijing as it looks to raise its profile in the global aviation market and boost high-tech manufacturing at home. Under overcast skies, the white, green and blue aircraft, with “C919” emblazoned on its tail, touched down at Shanghai’s international airport after an 80-minute flight to cheers from thousands of dignitaries, aviation workers and enthusiasts.

GE CEO warns against U.S. protectionism, wants level playing field
General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeff Immelt warned the Trump administration on Thursday to avoid protectionist policies while calling on it to level the playing field for American companies with tax reform, revived export financing and improved trade agreements. In a speech at Georgetown University, Immelt said American companies and policymakers should “try harder” to compete in the global economy and win.

Russia, Turkey, Iran sign deal to set up Syria safe zones
Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday signed an agreement on setting up four safe zones in Syria that the United Nations described as a promising step to wind down the brutal six-year war. The United States however gave an extremely cautious welcome, citing concerns over Iran’s role as a guarantor, even as it expressed hope that the deal could set the stage for a settlement.

California Must Provide Trans Prisoners With Compression Underwear
A U.S. district judge last week ordered California state prison officials to provide free chest-flattening underwear, also known as compression tops, to transgender inmates at women’s prisons and feminine accessories to transgender inmates at men’s prisons.

White South Africans Are Preparing For “Removal of All Whites Within Five Years”
Leftist South African leaders have in recent months threatened “the slaughter of all whites, and the removal of all whites within five years,” prompting Suidlanders to prepare for a surprise civil war event which they now believe is imminent.

“Chicago Is A War Zone”: Police Suicide Rate Surges To 60% Above The National Average
“Chicago is a war zone. These officers are seeing the worst day of everybody’s life every day.”

Italian Prime Minister Secretly Meets With George Soros In Rome Amid Migrant Transport Scandal
On Wednesday April 3rd 2017, Italian PM Gentiloni secretly met with billionaire George Soros. The coincidence of Soros’ visit is interesting as three weeks prior Sicilian judge Carmelo Zuccaro brought up the case of several NGO’s (some of which seem to be linked to the Soros-network) accused of picking up illegal immigrants near the Libyan coasts.

EXCLUSIVE: FBI report finds officers ‘de-policing’ as anti-cop hostility becomes ‘new norm’
An unclassified FBI study on last year’s cop-killing spree found officers are “de-policing” amid concerns that anti-police defiance fueled in part by movements like Black Lives Matter has become the “new norm.”




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Clash erupts on Afghan-Pakistan border
Troops from Afghanistan and Pakistan have exchanged fire along their border, prompting Pakistan to seal the Chaman border crossing. Pakistan said Afghan border police opened fire on troops who were guarding a census team. The head of a government hospital in Chaman told the BBC that at least six people have been killed and 31 injured.

Exclusive: US bank shuts anti-Israel account in a reportedly unprecedented move
The giant Dallas-based bank Comerica announced on Friday that it will close a bank account held by an anti-Israel organization that promotes a boycott of the Jewish state. “Comerica Bank has taken steps to close the account. The account closing, the result of a business decision, will occur in due course. We will have no further comment on this matter, ” Wayne Mielke, the bank’s spokesman, wrote The Jerusalem Post by email.

Canada considers retaliation for US tariff on softwood lumber
Canada is considering multiple trade actions against the US in response to tariffs on softwood lumber. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he was considering banning US coal exports in response to the “unfair” tax on Canadian lumber. The government is also looking at duties against several Oregon industries, the BBC has learnt.

Tornado touched down at Atlanta airport, the National Weather Service says
An EF-0 tornado touched down Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the National Weather Service said Friday. The tornado lifted about 10 cargo bins that weighed up to 500 pounds after touching down briefly at a cargo bay on the north side of the airport, officials said. Some of those bins landed on a nearby roof that was 60 feet high, according to the National Weather Service.

‘Alarming’ rise in children hospitalized with suicidal thoughts or actions
The percentage of younger children and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions in the United States doubled over nearly a decade, according to new research…A steady increase in admissions due to suicidality and serious self-harm occurred at 32 children’s hospitals across the nation from 2008 through 2015, the researchers found. The children studied were between the ages of 5 and 17, and although all age groups showed increases, the largest uptick was seen among teen girls.

Venezuela Is Starving
…“I watched him sleep and sleep, getting weaker, all the time losing weight,” said Ms. Planchart, 34 years old. “I never thought I’d see Venezuela like this.” Her country was once Latin America’s richest, producing food for export. Venezuela now can’t grow enough to feed its own people in an economy hobbled by the nationalization of private farms, and price and currency controls.

LGBT Conference in the state religious schools
The State-Religious education division in the Education Ministry held a first of its kind seminar on Wednesday for principals of yeshivas and ulpanot (Jewish high schools for girls), which dealt with issues relating to the gay community. In the event, which was held in Tel Aviv, the attendees listened to personal stories, experiences with the difficulties of sexual identity and held an “open conversation from the heart of the debate.”

Japan, China agree to enhance financial cooperation
Japanese and Chinese finance ministers agreed on Saturday to enhance cooperation through bilateral dialogue on their economies and policy steps. The two ministers also agreed to hold the next bilateral economic dialogue in 2018 in China, a joint statement issued after their meeting showed.

Iowa Supreme Court blocks portion of 20 week abortion ban
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday granted an emergency temporary injunction halting a portion of a 20-week abortion ban that was signed into law by Republican Governor Terry Branstad just hours earlier. The law, passed by Iowa’s Republican-controlled House and Senate last month, bans abortions once a pregnancy reaches 20 weeks and stipulates a three-day waiting period before women can undergo any abortion.

U.S. job growth rebounds sharply, unemployment rate falls to 4.4 percent
U.S. job growth rebounded sharply in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent, near a 10-year low, pointing to a tightening labor market that likely seals the case for an interest rate increase next month despite moderate wage growth. Nonfarm payrolls surged by 211,000 jobs last month after a paltry gain of 79,000 in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. April’s job growth, which was broad-based, surpassed this year’s monthly average of 185,000.



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Ministers approve controversial Jewish State bill
A proposal to anchor Israel’s status as a Jewish state in a Basic Law was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday. MK Avi Dichter (Likud)…called the vote “a big step towards establishing our identity, not only universally, but mainly towards ourselves, the Israelis, to be a free nation in our land,” a line from Hatikva…”I’ve been working on the Jewish State bill for six years,” Dichter recounted. “Six years to establish the simple and most basic truth: Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish People.”

Israel to debate ousting UN from Jerusalem headquarters
The government on Sunday is set to debate the question whether or not to oust the United Nations from its Jerusalem headquarters, but is not expected to take any action on the matter at this time. The Foreign Ministry will give a presentation on the matter, including legal and diplomatic impediments to the move. The issue was put on the agenda after…UNESCO Executive Board’s vote in Paris on Tuesday that passed a resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.

Hamas chooses Ismail Haniya as new leader
The Palestinian militant group Hamas has announced that Ismail Haniya has been chosen as its new overall leader. He succeeds Khaled Meshaal, who has served the maximum two terms in office. Mr Haniya, 54, lives in Gaza, which Hamas has ruled since 2007, unlike Mr Meshaal, who lives in Qatar.

University of CA Caves to Demands After Black Student Group’s Sit-In
The University of California-Santa Cruz caved to the demands of liberal student protesters…The school’s African-Black Student Alliance occupied the building for three days, demanding four specific concessions…four years of student housing for “all students from underrepresented communities”…in the Rosa Parks House, creating a lounge space in the Parks House, painting the Parks House the colors of Pan-African liberation and teaching a “mandatory educational diversity orientation” to freshmen students.

Islamic State mounts fierce resistance on new Mosul front
Iraqi forces faced stiff resistance from Islamic State in northwest Mosul on Sunday after opening a new front against the militants there in a push to rout them from the city after seven months of fighting. Trapped in a steadily shrinking area of the city, the militants are fighting back with a barrage of suicide car bombs and snipers concealed amongst hundreds of thousands of civilians they are effectively holding hostage.

China to further tighten its internet controls
China will further tighten its internet regulations with a pledge on Sunday to strengthen controls over search engines and online news portals, the latest step in President Xi Jinping’s push to maintain strict Communist Party control over content. Xi has made China’s “cyber sovereignty” a top priority in his sweeping campaign to bolster security. He has also reasserted the ruling Communist Party’s role in limiting and guiding online discussion.

Trump travel ban back in U.S. courts next week as battles stretch on
Legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from some Muslim-majority countries heat up again next week when two U.S. appeals courts consider whether it is constitutional. The legal fights may end up at the U.S. Supreme Court perhaps in the fall…

San Diego police killed boy, 15, in school parking lot
Police shot and killed a 15-year-old student Saturday after he pointed a BB gun at them in a high school parking lot, authorities said. The Torrey Pines High School student called 911 shortly before 3:30 a.m. to ask officers to check on the welfare of an unarmed boy in front of the school, according to a police statement.

Stephen Colbert used to parody a blowhard — now he is one
He rose to fame parodying a blowhard. Is he aware he’s become one? Last Tuesday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert — who’d been struggling in the ratings until the election — made national headlines for a monologue that, as it does nightly, skewered President Trump.

The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot
Modern sensors can see farther than humans. Electronic circuits can shoot faster than nerves and muscles can pull a trigger. Humans still outperform armed robots in knowing what to shoot at — but new research funded in part by the Army may soon narrow that gap.

France Warns Media Not To Publish Hacked Macron Emails, Threatens With Criminal Charges
France has cracked down on the distribution of the files, warning on Saturday it would be a “criminal offence” to republish the data, and warning the French media not to publish content from any of the hacked emails “to prevent the outcome of the vote being influenced.”

Silicon Valley ‘Tech-Slaves’ Forced To Live In Their Cars
As the Nasdaq melts up to record highs on the back of Silicon Valley’s hub of computer and technology companies the soaring costs of living are forcing some people to turn to cars, vans and RVs for housing.

Federal Court Demands Release Of Hillary’s State Dept Emails On Benghazi Attack
“Does President Trump know his State and Justice Departments are still trying to provide cover for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? This may well be an example of the ‘deep state’ trying to get away with a cover up – if so then the Trump administration must put a stop to it.”


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Ancient Tablet Proving Existence of Tower of Babel Deciphered After 100 Years
An ancient tablet believed to depict the Biblical Tower of Babel has been deciphered 100 years after its discovery and may represent the first-ever image of the real Tower when it stood in Babylon during Biblical times. The amazing tale of the tablet is told in a series produced by the Smithsonian. For scholars, the tablet offers proof that the Tower of Babel wasn’t just a work of fiction, the series argues, but “an actual building from antiquity.”

Wi-Fi holography can be used to “spy” on entire rooms and buildings
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have come up with a process that creates a holographic image of a space from the microwave radiation of a Wi-Fi signal bouncing off people and objects. The scientists say their method could be used in automated industrial settings, to track objects moving through a facility, for example.

Emmanuel Macron’s unlikely path to the French presidency
But in a once-unimaginable scenario, Emmanuel Macron — at 39, the boy wonder of an aging political establishment — won the French presidency Sunday with a tidal wave of popular support. He will soon be France’s youngest head of state since ­Napoleon Bonaparte….

ISIS’ Afghanistan Chief Eliminated by Special Forces
Abdul Hasib, leader of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, responsible for bold attacks that spooked the local security establishment, was killed by US special forces in April, according to a statement by President Ashraf Ghani Sunday.

CME IMPACT POSSIBLE THIS WEEK
On May the 4th (Star Wars Day), unstable magnetic fields in the sun’s atmosphere shifted and hurled a CME into space. The cloud’s velocity was relatively low, and it might take 6 whole days to cross the sun-Earth divide. NOAA forecasters expect the “Star Wars Day CME” to arrive on May 10th…

Russia puts Europe on alert as Putin’s warships enter waters after US destroyer swoops
THREE Russian warships have challenged Nato by entering Latvia’s exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea, according to armed forces officials in Riga.

We’ve Just Witnessed What Can Happen When the Globalists Work Together
Emmanuel Macron has won the second round of the French presidential Elections and secured his position as the new leader of France. But this was not a victory solely for him, this was a concerted effort of the world’s Globalist leaders to further their agenda at the expense of the voting public.

Jewish Trump confidant: US president has convinced Abbas to make concessions
US President Donald Trump has succeeded in persuading Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas to make the kind of concessions that will enable the diplomatic process to move forward…

Putin and Abbas to meet next Thursday
two men will discuss the results of the Arab League summit in Amman, with special attention paid to the Palestinian issue and the struggle against terrorism, as well as Abbas’s meeting this past week with U.S. President Donald Trump. Russia has expressed an interest in mediating Israel-PA peace talks which have been frozen since 2014.

Belgian Region Outlaws Kosher Slaughter
The Parliament of the Wallonia Region of Belgium outlawed kosher slaughter on Friday, passing a law banning all slaughter without stunning, for animals and fowl. Kosher slaughtering forbids stunning before slaughtering. This is also a requirement for Halal Muslim slaughtering.

Netanyahu Declares Support for Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts
Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel this month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed his support for the American leader’s push for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into waste bin
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday symbolically tossed into a bin a Hamas policy paper published last week that set out an apparent softening of the Palestinian Islamist group’s stance toward Israel. In a document issued last Monday, Hamas said it was dropping its longstanding call for Israel’s destruction, but said it still rejected the Jewish state’s right to exist and continued to back “armed struggle” against it.

Top US general to arrive in Israel
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army General Joseph Dunford is set to arrive in Israel on Monday evening as a guest of IDF Chief of Staff Lt.Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, a source in the Defense Ministry confirmed on Sunday. It will be Dunford’s third visit to Israel as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and fourth meeting with Eisenkot, who he awarded the Legion of Merit for “exceptionally meritorious service” in August 2016.

Emmanuel Macron: French president-elect to fight ‘forces of division’
Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight “the forces of division that undermine France” after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency. The centrist candidate, 39, defeated the far right’s Marine Le Pen, winning 66.1% of the vote to her 33.9%. Acknowledging his victory, Mr Macron told supporters he wanted to ensure Le Pen voters “no longer have a reason to vote for an extremist position”.

Canada floods: Montreal declares state of emergency
A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian city of Montreal due to flooding caused by torrential rains and melting snow. The measure was declared on Sunday afternoon and will remain in place for 48 hours, city officials said. Across the province of Quebec, in Canada’s east, nearly 1,900 homes have already been flooded across 126 towns and cities, authorities say.

Religious liberty order disappoints some conservatives
Some conservatives are frustrated by President Trump’s new religious liberty order, saying it is dramatically scaled back from what they were expecting and doesn’t enact the protections he promised during the campaign…eligious conservatives hoped the order would resolve a number of issues they say conflict with their faiths, including LGBT anti-discrimination protections and ObamaCare regulations on contraception in employer-provided insurance.

Chinese-North Korean Venture Shows How Much Sanctions Can Miss
For most of the past decade, a Chinese state-owned company had a joint venture with a North Korean company under sanctions for involvement in Pyongyang’s atomic-weapons program, Chinese corporate and government records show. China’s Limac Corp. and North Korea’s Ryonbong General Corp. set up a joint venture in 2008 to mine tantalum, niobium and zirconium, minerals that are useful in making phones and computers but also nuclear reactors and missiles.

Remedial ISIS Tutorial Steers Jihadists Toward Heavier, Deadlier Truck Attacks
The Islamic State just published a remedial step-by-step pictorial for lone jihadists on how to use a heavy vehicle to kill, walking would-be terrorists through how to acquire a vehicle and which targets to strike. ISIS’ monthly Rumiyah magazine, which publishes online in 10 languages including English, last covered vehicle attacks in their November issue “Just Terror Tactics”…

Iran minister warns Saudi Arabia after ‘battle’ comments
Iran will hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam’s holiest places if the kingdom does anything “ignorant”, Tehran’s defense minister was quoted as saying on Sunday after a Saudi prince threatened to move the “battle” to Iran. “If the Saudis do anything ignorant, we will leave no area untouched except Mecca and Medina,” Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying.

Iran warns will hit militant ‘safe havens’ inside Pakistan
The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had shot the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan.

Texas governor signs into law bill to punish ‘sanctuary cities’
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on Sunday a measure to punish “sanctuary cities,” despite a plea from police chiefs of the state’s biggest cities to halt the bill they said would hinder their ability to fight crime. The Texas measure comes as Republican U.S. President Donald Trump has made combating illegal immigration a priority.

Outrage After Dartmouth Appoints Israel Boycotter as Head of Faculty
The pro-Israel community at Dartmouth College is reeling following a decision by school leadership to appoint as their new head of faculty a leading supporter of the movement to boycott Israel and Jewish academics.

As China-North Korea ties cool, Russia looks to benefit
Moscow may be looking to take advantage of the nuclear standoff between Pyongyang and the international community. As cracks deepen in the decades-old friendship between China and North Korea amid increasing U.S. pressure, Russian President Vladimir Putin stands ready to fill Beijing’s shoes.

House to Probe Whether Obama Undermined U.S. National Security to Finalize Iran Deal
13 Republican senators have demanded answers about whether the Obama administration jeopardized U.S. national security.

Trump Should Pull Out of Obama’s Unilaterally Created Paris Climate Change Treaty
On April 22, 2016, the United States and 170 other countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which seeks “to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.”

Exposing The Renewable Fuels Con
You can’t just sell gas anymore. Most people don’t realize it, but what they’re pumping into their car’s tank isn’t actually gasoline, properly speaking. It’s gasoline mixed with ethanol alcohol – the ratio currently set at 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gas (E10). “Diesel” often isn’t exactly diesel, either…

Columnist who defended NRA quits after being suspended
A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets.

North Korea detains second US professor working at Pyongyang university
North Korea has detained a US citizen on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the regime, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Sunday.


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Target Doubles Down On ‘Gay’ Pride Despite Losses In Bathroom War
For the second year, Target is using a #TakePride hashtag on social media to promote its rainbow-themed online merchandise. The retailer’s “pride” paraphernalia include tee-shirts, swim trunks, flip-flops, headphones, iPhone cases and an assortment of other products emblazoned with LBGT logos. In fact, the retail giant, second in size only to Walmart, has become more well-known for its aggressive support of the LGBT agenda and other progressive policies than any other major retailer

Sanhedrin Establishes Jerusalem’s Biblical Borders in Ceremony Last Performed by Prophet Nehemiah
On the day after the Feast of Shavuot (Weeks), the Sanhedrin will reenact a ceremony officially establishing the borders of Jerusalem for purposes of reinstating the Temple service. Last performed by Nehemiah in the sixth century BCE, this was the final step before beginning the sacrifices, but today, it is also meant as a powerful and timely political statement.

Sen. Kennedy to Sally Yates: “Who appointed you to the United States Supreme Court?”
“This is how you deal with liars & obstructionists to the rule of law”. Thank you, Senator Kennedy!

POW! The tick virus far deadlier than Lyme
The Centers for Disease Control is warning of the emergence of a far deadlier tick-related virus than Lyme Disease – one that kills 10 percent of those infected and permanently disables the other 50 percent. It’s called POW for short, or Powassan, and it, like Lyme, is carried by deer.

Iran test-fires a torpedo
The test was carried out in Iranian territorial waters and did not break any international protocols, but the advances Iran is making with this powerful torpedo — which could travel at 250 miles per hour — has Pentagon officials worried, Just last week, American officials said Iran attempted to launch a cruise missile from a submarine in the Strait of Hormuz, but failed.

Analysis: Turkey’s Erdogan stakes his claim to Jerusalem
According to local reports, Erdogan called Israel racist and discriminatory, while describing the blockade of Gaza as having “no place in humanity.”

After Erdogan rant, Israel questions Turkish ambassador
Turkish Ambassador to Israel Kemal Okem was asked on Tuesday by the Foreign Ministry to clarify the harsh anti-Israeli statements made Monday by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan…Erdogan, who was speaking at a conference dealing with Jerusalem in Istanbul said that “As a Muslim community, we need to visit al-Aksa Mosque often – each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us.”

Turkish President: We will protect against the Judaization of Jerusalem
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed that his government would work with the Palestinian people to guard against the “Judiazation of Jerusalem,”…Erdogan made the comments to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdella…The Turkish President “confirmed the necessity of unifying efforts to protect Jerusalem against attempts of Judaization,” and reiterated an earlier call for Muslims from around the globe to visit the “Al-Aksa” mosque located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Jakarta governor Ahok found guilty of blasphemy
The outgoing governor of Jakarta has been jailed for two years for blasphemy after judges handed down a sentence that was harsher than expected. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, was accused of insulting Islam by referring to a verse in the Koran in a campaign speech last year. Mr Purnama, a Christian in Muslim-majority Indonesia, has denied blasphemy and plans to appeal.

Taliban fight: US may send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan
The US military and state department are recommending sending at least 3,000 more US troops to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, US media report. Military leaders would also regain the authority to target Taliban leaders with air strikes under the proposals. President Donald Trump has not approved the plan, unnamed officials say. It may include a request that other Nato countries send 3,000-5,000 soldiers.

Russia showcases Arctic hardware in Red Square military parade
Russia rolled out air defense systems built to operate in sub-zero Arctic conditions on Tuesday as it showcased its military might at a parade on Moscow’s Red Square. The parade, an annual event commemorating the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, took place under gray skies as President Vladimir Putin looked on from a platform alongside Soviet war veterans.

White House postpones meeting to decide on participation in Paris climate pact
A meeting of Trump administration advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday to decide whether to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House official said…The meeting was meant to lay the groundwork for a formal proposal to Trump, who has promised to announce a decision before a Group of Seven summit at the end of May.

A Tour Down Homicide Lane, As Baltimore Descends Into Chaos
The mainstream media dares not to share this with you, because it destroys the gentrification narrative to lure in the millennial generation for city life. Millennials’ are frantically buying real estate <2 miles from this high homicide area. For the sake of the millennials’, let’s hope a spillover in crime does not occur in their neighborhoods.

The United States Is Hosting A Debt Party – $2,000 Gold Is Coming
There is a global debt party, and the US hosting. But it seems China wants its own party. In the end, it doesn’t really matter because Gold will show up regardess.

Trump Set To Nominate A Slate Of 10 New Federal Court Judges
Having been dealt a number of legal defeats at the hands of Obama-appointed judges in the early days of his administration, Trump is preparing to fill roughly 120 vacancies on lower federal courts around the country. The first of those new appointments will come later today in the first slate of 10 nominees, which will be followed by “monthly waves of nominations.”

For the first time, Auschwitz guides taught to teach about Jews’ ‘spiritual resistance’
Building a clandestine sukkah; putting on phylacteries; seeking rabbinic counsel. Despite the risk of immediate death if caught, spiritual resistance — large and small — ran strong among religious Jews in the Nazi concentration camps.

Russia Sends Its Most Advanced Fighters to U.S. Coast
Four Russian aircraft flew near the Alaskan coast last night, including two of Russia’s most advanced fighter planes. The flight, which was intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighters, came a week after Russian military aircraft flew near America’s Arctic territory four days in a row.

Obama tripled ‘unmaskings’ in 2016 election year
Statistics contained within an official government report indicate the Obama administration requested the unmasking of almost three times as many Americans under surveillance during the election year of 2016 than during the year before.



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Where Black is White and White is Black
Jews can no longer call Jerusalem home or even the capital of the State of Israel, as it has been officially declared as Occupied Palestinian Lands by the United Nations. Soon all the ancient Jewish holy sites in Israel might be under the auspices of the Jordanian WAQF and the Palestinian Authority. Isn’t that the goal of hate though – to manipulate reality? The UN has succeeded in providing quite a platform for that. Even the cities that Christians call holy are now effectively converted to Islam.

Iran Tests The Trump Administration
After its 100 days of restraint and hiatus in its anti-U.S. threats and incitement following U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Iranian regime has begun to cautiously change its direction. Iranian spokesmen from the ideological camp are taking a more aggressive tone towards the U.S.,

Netanyahu: Every country should move their Embassy to Jerusalem
“Israel’s stance is that all the embassies belong in Israel’s capital of Jerusalem, and the US Embassy should be one of the first to move.”

81 Percent Of Americans Are ‘Concerned About Declining Moral Behavior In Our Nation’
Could it be possible that Americans are more concerned about declining standards of morality than most of us initially thought? A very surprising new survey conducted by LifeWay Research has discovered that a whopping 81 percent of Americans agree with this statement: “I am concerned about declining moral behavior in our nation.”

Macron presides over quickening collapse of French politics
The disintegration of France’s political landscape following the presidential election victory of Emmanuel Macron is picking up speed by the day.

A ‘STEALTH CME’ APPROACHES
When the sun blasts a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space, the event is usually announced by the bright flash of a solar flare or the collapse of a towering magnetic filament. But not always. Sometimes CMEs slowly materialize on their own without an instigating explosion. These are called “stealth CMEs,” and one of them is heading for Earth now.

No tsunami threat to Hawaii after 6.8 quake shakes Vanuatu
A large earthquake has struck near Vanuatu, but there’s no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Dublin votes to fly Palestinian flag above city hall to support founding of state
The Dublin City Council voted to fly the Palestinian flag above City Hall in a show of support for Palestinian statehood. Forty-two councilmen in the Irish capital voted in favor of the motion, 11 voted against and seven abstained on Monday evening. The flag reportedly was raised over City Hall and will remain there until the end of the month.

Venezuela sees sharp rise in infant and maternal mortality
There has been a sharp rise in infant mortality and maternal death rates in Venezuela. In the first figures released for two years, the Health Ministry said the number of women dying in childbirth was up by 65%, while child deaths were up 30%. There has also been a jump in illnesses such as malaria and diphtheria.

Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa
US President Donald Trump has approved supplying weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon says. Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said. The US was “keenly aware” of Turkey’s concerns about such a move, she added.

Yemen war: Surge in cholera outbreak kills 34 – WHO
A resurgence of a cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is believed to have killed 34 people in the past two weeks. The World Health Organisation says 2,022 suspected cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) were reported between 27 April and 7 May. Some 26,000 people have now been affected since October by the outbreak, which subsided over the winter.

Mexico was second deadliest country in 2016
It was the second deadliest conflict in the world last year, but it hardly registered in the international headlines. As Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan dominated the news agenda, Mexico’s drug wars claimed 23,000 lives during 2016 — second only to Syria, where 50,000 people died as a result of the civil war.

Will tiny drones become a must-have for soldiers?
Aerovironment, a drone supplier for the U.S. military, has introduced a tiny drone that’s designed to be worn on a soldier’s uniform. The Snipe, which weighs about as much as a baseball, can be launched from the palm of one’s hand. It’s designed for close-range surveillance and reconnaissance. The Snipe has no weapons built in. Its value is in providing aerial video, so soldiers have a better understanding of their surroundings.

IMF on board for Greek bailout: Slovak finance minister
It looks like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take part in the financing of Greece’s third bailout, Slovakia’s finance minister Peter Kazimir said at the EBRD’s annual meeting in Nicosia on Wednesday. “It seems to me that yes, finally (the IMF will provide funding to Greece). We have to congratulate Christine Lagarde that she managed to convince the IMF,” he said. “This amount is not important, (but) it is really symbolic. Technically the IMF must be on board,” he added.

U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military build-up near Baltic states and officials suggested the United States could deploy Patriot missiles in the region for NATO exercises in the summer. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in September that could involve up to 100,000 troops and include nuclear weapons training — the biggest such exercise since 2013.

“Serious Situation” After Tunnel Collapse At WA Nuclear Facility; Evacuation Ordered, No-Fly Zone In Place
The U.S. Department of Energy activated the Emergency Operations Center Tuesday due to a tunnel collapse at the Hanford nuclear site.

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
“You are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately. While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgement of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau.”

Germany eyes new North Korea sanctions: government sources
Germany will tighten economic sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program in line with a U.N. resolution passed in November and subsequent EU regulations, German government officials said on Tuesday.

College Destroys Books After Digitization, Sparking Fears of 1984-Style Censor
California universities were caught removing and even destroying library books after digitizing them, a process critics warn leads to 1984-style censorship in which only “corrected” copies of books remain.

Anonymous warns world to ‘prepare’ for World War 3
The infamous hacktivist group Anonymous has released a chilling new video — urging people across the globe to “prepare” for World War 3 — as the US and North Korea continue to move “strategic pieces into place” for battle.

N.Y. BUSTED For Promoting And Covering Up Student Lessons Centered On Sympathizing With Islamic Terror!
Your kids are being indoctrinated, right under your nose, and it’s being done in public schools and government/public ran programs. In this particular case, New York has been feeding ground to teaching children how to sympathize with Islamic terrorists.

Jewish News Service Report: Iran Gave Terrorist Group Hezbollah $400 Million in cash received from Obama
The last three Democratic Presidents have been terrible for the US and great for Iran. Jimmy Carter allowed the overthrow of the Iranian government in 1979 by holding the Iranian army back from launching a military coup. Carter’s mismanagement ultimately led to Iran’s terrorist state which is responsible for thousands of murders and terrorist actions since coming to power.


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End-of-Days Prophecy Describes Erdogan Leading Ishmael to Final War for Jerusalem
This week, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan established himself as a leader in the End-of-Days by calling for the Islam to unite for Jerusalem. Erdogan’s perplexing statement could be the cry that rallies the world of Ishmael for the prophesied third and final battle of Jerusalem preceding the Messiah.

ISIS claims to behead Russian intelligence officer in Syria
DUBAI – Islamic State has issued a video showing the beheading of what it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the US-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday. The Russian Defense Ministry and the FSB security service were not immediately available for comment.

Eight killed when magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits China’s northwest
Eight people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck in China’s northwest Xinjiang region on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency said, with photographs online also showing damaged buildings.

Austria on the edge: Government set to COLLAPSE – and it could cause an EU nightmare
AUSTRIA’S government is on the verge of collapse due to a shock resignation, opening the door to the far-right Freedom Party. And the crisis could a huge headache for Brussels as the anti-EU Freedom Party is currently leading in the polls.

U.S. Military to Move ‘Very Quickly’ in Arming Syrian Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition
The U.S. military will move forward “very quickly” with plans to distribute weapons and ammunition to Kurdish YPG fighters battling the Islamic State in Syria despite opposition from NATO ally Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday.

Trump Admin Still Considering Moving U.S Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Trump administration sources confirmed to the Free Beacon that the embassy move is still under consideration, but that the process is in its infant stages.

As Modi visit approaches, Israel and India seem closer than ever
As Israel has emerged recently on the world stage, its foreign relationships have blossomed…Yet, while all these are important, there is another event that may be even more important in the long run – the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel in July. The prime minister is, significantly, visiting only Israel and skipping the West Bank and Gaza Strip. And his visit follows the visit to Israel last January by Indian Foreign Minister Shushma Swaraj.

IS conflict: Syrian force ‘takes town of Tabqa and dam’
An alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has announced it has taken a strategically important town from so-called Islamic State (IS). The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they had “completely liberated” the town and its nearby dam, which are 40km (25 miles) west of IS-stronghold Raqqa. It comes a day after the US said it was going to arm members of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) who are fighting for the SDF.

Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes
An asylum seeker has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Austria after being found guilty of killing 20 people in Syria. The 27-year-old man was accused of shooting unarmed or wounded soldiers following a battle in the city of Homs. The man, who has not been named, had denied the charges. He was arrested in western Austria in June.

Aetna Is Latest Health Insurer to Quit Obamacare Markets
Aetna Inc. will leave the few remaining states where it had been selling Obamacare plans next year, making it the latest health insurer to pull out of the health law as Republicans attack the program as failing and work to dismantle it. While…the decision affects just Delaware and Nebraska. The Hartford, Connecticut-based insurer already said last year it would pull out of 11 states, and in the last month announced plans to exit Iowa and Virginia.

Emotion reading technology claims to spot criminals before they act
Emotion reading technology could soon be used by police after a Russian firm created a tool that can identify people in a crowd and tell if they are angry, stressed or nervous. The software, created by NTechLab, can monitor citizens for suspicious behaviour by tracking identity, age, gender and current emotional state. It could be used to pre-emptively stop criminals and potential terrorists.

Nasa unveils plans for a YEAR-LONG mission to the moon in preparation for the journey to Mars
Mars has become the next giant leap for mankind’s exploration of space. But before humans get to the red planet, astronauts will take a series of small steps by returning to the moon for a year-long mission. Details of a the mission in lunar orbit have been unveiled as part of a timeline of events leading to missions to Mars in the 2030s.

Netanyahu wary of Trump’s interest in solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is concerned about President Trump’s growing interest in the Israeli Palestinian conflict and his desire to reach the “ultimate peace deal” at any cost, according to senior ministers close to Netanyahu. Netanyahu’s concern primarily stems from the fact that unlike Obama’s tenure, Netanyahu has no “brakes” in the Congress against Trump; Democrats will support any diplomatic move, as will Republicans.

Israel asks US to nullify UNSC settlement resolution
The Israeli Foreign Ministry appealed this week to US Envoy to the UN Nikki Haley to nullify Security Council Resolution 2334 which calls for an end to settlement construction while simultaneously declaring them illegal, both in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. The issue was just one in a series of requests made to Haley, in an effort to garner American support in implementing a number of changes vis-a-vis the world body’s treatment of Israel.

South Korea’s new leader discusses North Korea, defense system with China’s Xi
South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in told Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday that North Korea must cease making provocations before tensions over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in the South can be resolved, officials said. Moon came to power with a promise to review the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which is opposed by China…

North Korean university draws U.S. evangelicals despite risks
Like many other Americans who came to teach at the foreign-funded Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), Kim Hak Song was a Christian missionary who raised money from a church to come to North Korea…The university, which is open about its Christian affiliation, says its sole mission is to help North Korea’s future elite learn the skills to modernize the isolated country and engage with the outside world.

Obama’s Former Defense Secretary: Yeah, We Lied To The Israelis That We’d Stop Iran from Going Nuclear
In a prolix profile in The New York Times of Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, a startling admission comes from Obama’s former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta; he states that Obama was lying when he said he was serious about preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

James Comey Releases Farewell Letter, After Calling Trump “Crazy”
“I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all. I’m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won’t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.”

Connecticut State Capital Prepares For Bankruptcy Amid Collapse In Hedge Fund Revenue
Facing a dire fiscal situation, Hartfort, the capital of Connecticut is taking steps toward bankruptcy, soliciting proposals from law firms that specialize in Chapter 9, according to the Courant. It adds that the city is reviewing several firms and could hire an attorney as early as this week.

Experts Foresee Growing Friction Between Trump, S. Korea’s New President
New worries about the state of the U.S.-South Korean alliance are emerging after the swearing-in of liberal Moon Jae-in, whose conciliatory position toward North Korea is markedly different from that of the Trump administration, say analysts who …

Pro-Nazi Soldiers in German Army Raise Alarm
It started with an investigation into a suspected terrorist plot by an army soldier aimed at top government officials. But it quickly uncovered a larger problem.

U.S. government posts $182 billion surplus in April
The U.S. government had a $182 billion budget surplus in April, confounding market expectations for a deficit, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday. The budget surplus was $106 billion in April 2016, according to Treasury’s monthly budget statement.


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Rebellion grows against Muslim indoctrination in schools
From coast to coast, parents are rebelling against what they describe as Islamic indoctrination of their children in public schools. In Florida, for example, parents are protesting a newly approved textbook they say whitewashes Islam’s violent history of conquest and subjugation, while in San Diego, an angry father confronted the city’s school board about its partnership with the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations in an “anti-bullying” program.

Netanyahu: “All Embassies Should Be in Jerusalem”
At a Likud party gathering Thursday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem is not just a good thing, but should be an example to all the embassies in Israel. “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people. It is the capital of the State of Israel. All the embassies, and especially the Embassy of our friend the United States, should move to Jerusalem.

Returning to Jerusalem: The Yemenite synagogue of Shiloah
Expelled from their homes during Arab riots in 1938, the Jews of Shiloah were promised they would return home. Now, it’s finally happening.

Erdogan sees ‘new beginning’ in Turkish-US ties despite Kurdish arms move
“The United States is still going through a transition period. And we have to be more careful and sensitive,” Erdogan said.

France’s Macron to meet with Merkel in Berlin on Monday
Macron’s visit to Berlin Monday, a day after his inauguration as French president, aims at stressing the importance of the relationship with Germany to relaunch the European project, an aide to Macron said, confirming the visit. “We want to work together on a few priorities: security, economy, investment and social protection,” the aide said.

Danon calls on UNSC to take action against PA’s payments to terrorists
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to “take action” and call on the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists for killing civilians in Israel. “In 2016, the PA dedicated almost $130 million of its budget to paying imprisoned terrorists…$175 million in allowances to the families of so-called martyrs. Altogether, the PA paid more than $300 million directly in support of terrorists every single year.”

‘Abbas has decided to sign peace deal with Israel’
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has crossed the Rubicon and voiced “unprecedented” readiness to reach a peace deal with Israel…Abbas, according to the sources, made this clear to President Donald Trump during their meeting at the White House last week. The president plans to use his trip to Israel later this month to receive assurances from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he, too, is committed to a peace agreement.

Cabinet source: IDF fears defunding PA will increase terrorism
Almost all of Israel’s security and intelligence agencies are opposed to proposed Knesset legislation that would cut off tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority due to its payment of salaries to terrorists imprisoned in Israel…the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories unit, the IDF, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and other security bodies are opposed to the measure, fearing that a cut to PA funding will lead to an escalation in terrorist attacks.

China’s big push for its global trade narrative
But first he’s going to try it out on the world’s political leaders. Not those of the United States, Japan, India or much of the European Union. They’ve declined the invitation. But this weekend Mr Xi is gathering all the presidents and prime ministers he can muster in Beijing, hoping to inspire them with a vision about China as a force for good in the world.

Pope Francis on special trip to Portugal’s Fatima shrine
Pope Francis is embarking on a high-profile pilgrimage to Fatima in central Portugal, a shrine where he plans to make two shepherd children saints. It is 100 years since the two – and a third child – reported seeing the Virgin Mary while tending sheep. The third is also on the way to sainthood. Portugal has boosted security and reimposed border controls, suspending the Schengen open borders pact. More than a million pilgrims are expected.

Arctic summit: Trump to make ‘right decision for the US’ on climate
The US will consider its interests first as it reviews its climate change policy, the secretary of state says. Rex Tillerson told a meeting of the eight Arctic nations in Alaska that the US would not rush to make a decision and would consider their views. President Donald Trump has expressed doubts over the human role in climate change and has said he may pull the US out of the Paris Accord to fight it.

China tests ‘Lunar Palace’ as it eyes moon mission
Chinese students will live in a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment for up to 200 days as Beijing prepares for its long-term goal of putting humans on the moon. Four postgraduate students from the capital’s astronautics research university Beihang entered the 160-square-metre (1,720-square-foot) cabin—dubbed the “Yuegong-1”, or “Lunar Palace”—on Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

N.Korea claims sovereign right to ruthlessly punish Americans
North Korea said on Thursday it was its sovereign right to “ruthlessly punish” American citizens it has detained for crimes against its government system, saying U.S. media’s description of such arrests as a bargaining ploy was “pure ignorance.” The North’s KCNA news agency said the crimes of recent Americans detained by its authorities will soon be revealed.

Imam accused in Denmark of calling for murder of Jews
Denmark’s Jewish community has filed a complaint over an imam accused of calling for the murder of Jews in a case sparking political opprobrium, it emerged Thursday. Imam Mundhir Abdallah preaches in the working class Copenhagen suburb of Norrebro at the Masjid Al-Faruq mosque, which media have previously linked to radical Islam.

Hezbollah says future war would be on Israeli territory
Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday that any future conflict between the Shi’ite group and Israel could take place inside Israeli territory, as tensions rise between the arch foes.

Maxine Waters Does It Again…
NBC’s Peter Alexander: “I am confused”
Maxine Waters: “No, you’re not confused… I don’t support Trump firing Comey, but I would support Hillary Clinton firing Comey”

Liberal Crusader John Oliver is a Hypocrite Who Used a Donald Trump Tax Dodge
In his crusade against the wealthy, John Oliver is no liberal champion. Riding on the wave of anti-Trump sentiment, the would-be paladin only says what he says to enrich himself while benefiting from the very policies he rallies against on his HBO series, Last Week Tonight.

Tennessee Authorities Shut Down Scientology Facilities for Holding People Against Their Will

Tennessee has locked the doors of a Scientology facility after discovering a man who had been drugged and locked up against his will for 9 months. He was taken to a local hospital. A search warrant was then obtained for the facility in which he was held. When the police returned, Scientology members were actively packing up and destroying evidence. This is the latest in a series of horror stories coming out of the cult. Will this latest scandal take Scientology down?

5 Stories Everyone Is Ignoring While the Media Implodes over Trump Firing Comey
….As millions of Americans fix their eyes and minds on the ongoing developments, other stories are lurking behind the curtain — and reveal far more about the struggles we face. Though they have received some coverage from corporate and establishment outlets, these stories are being forced out of the conversation by round-the-clock coverage of political figureheads warring in Washington. Here are five to follow:

Iran test-fires torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz
Iran test-fired a high-speed torpedo on Sunday, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News, marking the latest provocative action from the Islamic Republic. The Hoot torpedo, which has a range of six miles, was fired in the Strait of Hormuz, where much of the world’s oil passes each day. It’s unclear if the torpedo test was successful.


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Senior Trump aide: President to back Palestinian ‘self-determination’ on Mideast trip
President Donald Trump will express support for Palestinian “self-determination” during a Middle East trip this month, a senior aide said on Friday, suggesting Trump is open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite not having publicly embraced the idea so far. The comment…came just nine days after a White House visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in which Trump vowed to seek a historic peace deal but stopped short of explicitly recommitting to the eventual goal of Palestinian statehood…

Hamas boycotts local Palestinian elections held in West Bank
Palestinians held municipal elections on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, a first democratic exercise in years, but one that has also raised tensions between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements. With no legislative or presidential elections in sight, the municipal ballot is seen as a popularity test for Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party, caught in a deep rift with Islamist Hamas.

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the WHO of a “lab-confirmed case” of Ebola, it added on Twitter.

North Korea ‘would hold talks’ with Trump administration
North Korea has said it will hold talks with the US “if the conditions were right”, South Korean media reports. A senior North Korean diplomat said dialogue with the Trump administration was possible following a meeting with ex-US government officials in Norway. Earlier this month US President Donald Trump said he would be “honoured” to meet Kim Jong-un.

Pope Francis canonises two children at Portugal’s Fatima shrine
Pope Francis was greeted by crowds of hundreds of thousands as he made saints of two shepherd children at the Fatima shrine complex in Portugal. “We declare the blissful Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto saints,” the pontiff said to loud applause. It is 100 years since the two – and a third child – reported seeing the Virgin Mary while tending sheep. The third is also on the way to sainthood.

Intel Report: Iran Refining Nuke Delivery System in Flagrant Violation of Ban
Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate international prohibitions, according to the director of national intelligence, who informed Congress this week that the Islamic Republic “would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons.”

Court Rules Kentucky Print Shop Has Right to Avoid Making Gay Pride T-shirts
A Kentucky appellate court on Friday ruled that the Christian owner of a printing shop in Lexington had the right to refuse to make T-shirts promoting a local gay pride festival. The dispute represents the latest court fight testing the limits of antidiscrimination protections for gays and lesbians following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 landmark ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

U.S., China agree to first trade steps under 100-day plan
The United States and China have agreed to take action by mid-July to increase access for U.S. financial firms and expand trade in beef and chicken among other steps as part of Washington’s drive to cut its trade deficit with Beijing. The deals are the first results of 100 days of trade talks that began last month, when a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping proved far more friendly than had been expected after last year’s U.S. presidential campaign, but the immediate impact was unclear.

U.S. retail sales rise broadly; consumer prices rebound
U.S. retail sales increased broadly in April while consumer prices rebounded, pointing to a pickup in economic growth and a gradual rise in inflation that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates next month. The reports on Friday added to labor market data in suggesting the near stall in economic activity in the first quarter was an anomaly.

A Russian jet flew within 20 feet of a Navy surveillance plane. The Pentagon says it was
A Russian jet flew within 20 feet of an U.S. Navy surveillance plane this week, but U.S. military officials said Friday that they consider the event to have been conducted safely and professionally.

Hezbollah: Next Confrontation With Israel Could Be Invasion
The leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah said Thursday that the next conflict with Israel could occur inside its territory, suggesting the militia could invade its southern neighbor.

“Worst-Ever Recorded” Ransomware Attack Strikes Over 57,000 Users Worldwide, Using NSA-Leaked Tools
“Today shows exactly what’s at stake when government hackers can’t keep their virtual weapons locked up… this could be one of the worst-ever recorded attacks of its kind…I’ve never seen anything like this with ransomware.”

Has Venezuela’s Crisis Reached A Tipping Point?
“The path forward is Maduro will be pushed out of power, or there will be a repressive, horrible crackdown where the death tolls keep mounting…”

Aetna to lose almost $1 Billion from 2014-2017 – Will abandon ALL ObamaCare exchanges
Last year, you may recall that one of the nation’s largest insurers, Aetna, announced it had suffered major losses under the failing Affordable Care Act. As a result, it was pulling out of many ACA exchanges. The company said it intended to soldier on in just four states – Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia.

Pruitt Says Obama’s Enviro Record Was Terrible
…Pruitt, who sued the EPA more than a dozen times as Oklahoma’s attorney general, told reporters Wednesday that the Obama administration “deserved” to be sued for exceeding “their statutory authority.” He also said activists consistently gave the agency’s poor record on local environmental disasters a pass. “What’s so great about that record?” he said, referring to the Obama administration’s handling of the Gold King Mine disaster and Flint water crisis. The EPA was roundly criticized during the latter half of former President Barack Obama’s final term for not reacting quicker on Flint.

Obama’s Non-Profit On Same Dubious Path First Blazed By Clinton Foundation
Barack Obama’s presidential foundation is barely two years old, but he is taking it down the same controversial — and by some accounts illegal — post-presidency path of his predecessor Bill Clinton, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group


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Convicted murderer of six Israelis elected as Palestinian mayor of Hebron
Tayseer Abu Sneineh, the convicted murderer of six Israelis, was reportedly elected mayor of the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday as head of the Fatah Party list. Abu Sneineh was one of four Palestinians behind the murder of six Israeli yeshiva students in 1980. The students, included two American citizens and a Canadian national, were part of a group that had danced from the Cave of the Patriarchs to Beit Hadassah in Hebron when Abu Sneineh and his terror cell opened fire.

PM Netanyahu pans Jordan for siding with terrorist
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Jordan for not condemning Saturday’s terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, in which one of its citizens stabbed an Israeli police officer. “It is time that Jordan ceases its double sided game. Just as Israel condemns terror attacks in Jordan, Jordan must condemn terrorist attacks in Israel. Terror is terror,” Netanyahu’s Office said.

China pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road as champion of globalization
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. Xi used a summit on the initiative, attended by leaders and top officials from around the world, to bolster China’s global leadership ambitions as U.S. President Donald Trump promotes “America First” and questions existing global free trade deals.

Macron’s win adds to Poland’s worries about its place in EU
While the election of Emmanuel Macron as French president…was a relief to much of Europe, for Poland and Hungary it fanned fears of losing influence. Poland has been the most vocal among eastern EU members fearing that their wealthier western neighbors, keen to deepen cooperation among themselves, will erode the single market that has been the biggest benefit of membership in the east and, in shifting power westward, reduce financial support for less wealthy countries.

Syrian army retakes most of rebel-held district on edge of Damascus
The Syrian army and its allies are on the verge of completely seizing the rebel-held district of Qaboun on the edge of the capital Damascus following over two months of aerial strikes and artillery shelling… But rebels said they still held a small pocket within the neighborhood that lies in the northeastern edge of the capital that has been mostly reduced to rubble after around 80 days in which it was struck by hundreds of aerial strikes and missiles.

Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon
Scotland must have a choice on independence at the end of Britain’s divorce with the European Union when the exit terms are clear, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday…Sturgeon called on voters to back her Scottish National Party at an election on June 8 to strengthen her hand and make sure that Scotland’s voice is heard in the Brexit negotiations.

G7 financial leaders reiterate FX pledges, vow more cyber cooperation
Financial leaders of seven leading world economies pledged stronger cooperation against cyber crime…and not to use foreign exchange to gain competitive advantage, but stuck to their cautious wording on trade… Finance ministers and central bank governors from the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and Britain met in the Italian city of Bari to discuss the world economy, combating terrorist funding, cyber security and taxes.

Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants
In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.

2 dead, hundreds injured in northeastern Iran quake
The earthquake hit 3 cities and 97 villages of the province at 22:31 local time. According to Morteza Salimi, the head of the Red Crescent Society’s rescue and relief organization, 14 villages suffered up to 70 percent damage, ISNA reported.

Russian jet said to ‘buzz’ US reconnaissance plane
A Russian fighter jet reportedly “buzzed” a US reconnaissance plane flying over the Black Sea in the second such incident in a week. According to a Fox News report on Saturday, the Russian Su-27 jet flew only 40 feet from a US Navy P-8 Poseidon plane in international airspace over the Black Sea on Friday, some 100 miles from the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula.

Pope Francis acknowledges 2,000-case backlog in sex abuse cases
Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is “on the right path.”

Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts
Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned. UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”.

North Korea Test-Fires 7th Ballistic Missile Of 2017, Projectile Flew 700Km, Landed In Sea Of Japan
On the eve of a summit in Beijing, and just hours after Pyongyang’s chief nuclear negotiator said North Korea is ready to hold talks with the United States “if the conditions are mature”, South Korea’s Yonhap reports that North Korea has fired a projectile believed to be a ballistic missile, from a region northwest of Pyongyang.

NSA Director Uses “Russian Hacker Threat” To Gain Access To Voting Systems
In a statement to the committee on May 9, Rogers positioned NSA to oversee a wider role in conducting surveillance over elections, not only in the United States, but in other countries, including France and Britain.

UofA Hires “Social Justice Advocates” To Police Fellow Students For “Bias Incidents”
Administrators at the University of Arizona are now accepting applications for “social justice advocates”, whose job it is to snitch on other students accused of bias.

Our Leader’s Crimes Are On Display- The Whole World’s Watching
…Some people simply call it Karma, or, just good ole’ fashion revenge, but I take great comfort and delight that evil does not get a pass from the Lord. And the older I get, the more I see the Lord’s scale of justice beign carried out in His time. Steve Quayle once told me that Donald Trump is God’s special prosecutor and that in the end days, all the sins of the leaders will be revealed.



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Trump Hoping to Jump-start Peace Process Next Week
President Donald Trump intends to express his hopes to “leaders and peoples alike, across the entire trip” for a “just and lasting peace” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Sanhedrin Calls For Trump to Fulfill King Solomon’s Mandate by Praying on Temple Mount
The nascent Sanhedrin sent a letter on Monday to US President Donald Trump, calling on him to ascend to the Temple Mount and pray for world peace when he arrives in Jerusalem next week for his first state visit. If Trump chooses to answer the call, he will not only be making a powerful political statement but enacting precisely what King Solomon described when he first dedicated the Temple 3,000 years ago.

More victims expected in unprecedented cyberattack as users log on Monday
An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack that hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries spread to thousands more computers Monday as people returned to work and logged in for the first time since the massive online assault began.

US appeals court to review Trump revised travel ban
A three-judge 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel, made up entirely of judges appointed by Democratic former President Bill Clinton, will review a Hawaii judge’s ruling that blocked parts of the Republican president’s revised executive order on travel.

North Korea steps closer to an ICBM: experts
North Korea’s successful missile test-launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance key to targeting the United States, experts say.

Trump considering how move of U.S. Embassy in Israel could affect Mideast peace
“The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He spoke just days before Trump starts a Middle East trip that includes meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Labor pledges to give Netanyahu political cover for peace deal
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would receive a parliamentary safety net from Labor that would enable him to advance a peace process with US President Donald Trump, according to the major candidates for Labor Party leader. The statements made by MKs and Labor contestants…came as Netanyahu clashed with Education Minister Naftali Bennett… In that case, no matter who wins the July 4 Labor leadership race, Netanyahu could remain in power.

10,000 police assigned to secure Trump’s stay in Israel
More than 10,000 police officers will take part in securing the two-day visit of US President Donald Trump, expected to take place on May 22-23. Trump will arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, whence he will fly by helicopter to Jerusalem to visit the Old City and Yad Vashem, and sleep in the King David Hotel’s presidential suite.

North Korea missile test was ‘new type of ballistic rocket’
North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, launched at a steep angle, reached an altitude of 2,000km (1,242 miles) and travelled about 700km, landing in the sea west of Japan. North Korea said on Monday it was a test of the abilities of a “newly developed ballistic rocket”.

Yemen war: Emergency in Sanaa as cholera kills scores
A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people. Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients. The Red Cross says the number of suspected cases in the country has tripled in a week to more than 8,500.

Inside North Korea’s Accelerated Plan to Build a Viable Missile
North Korea’s launch on Sunday of its most-sophisticated missile yet offered new clues into how serious the country is in its nuclear ambitions. In the past three years, North Korea has launched more major missiles than in the three previous decades combined. That acceleration is one of the most dramatic signs of leader Kim Jong Un’s push to overhaul the country’s weapons program since he took power in late 2011.

Ahead of Trump visit, Jordan and Egypt declare east Jerusalem ‘capital of Palestine’
In anticipation of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia, pressure is mounting on him to start a diplomatic process and leave the American Embassy in Tel Aviv….Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and PLO Executive Committee Chairman Saeb Erekat, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that east Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine, while West Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Prominent Populists Meet in Milan to Discuss Future of EU, Making Europe Great Again
A growing malaise has been sweeping Europe as citizens grow progressively more distrustful of the European Union…The Milan conference, titled “Sovereignty vs. Globalism: Shifting Geopolitical Realities in Europe and the USA,” analyzed this phenomenon by comparing the populist-nationalist fervor in Europe with the movements that produced the Trump revolution in the United States and Brexit in the United Kingdom.

Turkey prepares to build wall on Iranian border
An official with the Iranian Foreign Ministry told the Tehran Times on Tuesday that Turkey had “informally informed” Tehran of a plan to construct a wall along the border with Iran. Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported on Tuesday that Ankara is considering plans to build a wall along the Turkish-Iranian border as part of measures against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

In Cashless Sweden, Even God Now Takes Collection Via an App
In the most cashless society on the planet, even God now accepts digital payments.
A growing number of Swedish parishes have started taking donations via mobile apps. Uppsala’s 13th-century cathedral also accepts credit cards.

No ‘clean slate’ between the US and Russia, Tillerson says
Relations between the United States and Russia, at their lowest level since the Cold War, will not restart “with a clean slate,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. The former ExxonMobil CEO, who was decorated in 2013 by Russian President Vladimir Putin, had said previously that the relationship between the two nuclear powers had hit its lowest point since the Soviet collapse in 1991.

ISIS Commanders Join “Moderate” Syrian Rebels
Once again confirming that there is no such thing as a “moderate” Syrian rebel (although there certainly is for State Department funding and arming purposes), on Friday, two prominent ISIS commanders have left the ranks of the calliphate to join forces with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, i.e., “moderate rebels” on the provincial border between Homs and Deir Ezzor.

North Korea: Latest Missile Can Deliver “Large Scale Heavy Nuclear Warhead”
On Monday morning North Korea’s KCNA news agency announced that it had successfully conducted a mid-to-long range missile test on Sunday supervised by leader Kim Jong Un which was aimed at verifying the capability to carry a “large scale heavy nuclear warhead.”

Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up
At the urging of longtime friends and outside advisers, most of whom he consults after dark, President Trump is considering a “huge reboot” that could take out everyone from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon, to counsel Don McGahn and press secretary Sean Spicer, White House sources tell me.

Texas is back as King of the oil world
Weekly US oil production is back to 9.3 million barrels per day and is nearing the 9.6 million barrel peak in mid-2015. OPEC raised its outlook for U.S. production growth by 285,000 barrels a day to 820,000 a day in 2017. The number of drilling rigs operating in the country has more than doubled since May, data from Baker Hughes Inc. shows, as shale explorers emerge from a two-year rout buoyed by the initial price gains after OPEC announced its plan.


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Rash of media murders highlights deadly threats in Mexico
A journalist is shot dead as she pulls out of her garage in the morning with her young son. Gunmen ambush another journalist while he lazes in a car wash hammock. An award-winning reporter is hauled out of his vehicle and gunned down a block from his office.

Chaffetz Demands FBI Hand Over All Comey’s Notes, Memos, & Recordings Related To Trump
“GOP oversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready.”

South Korea says it wants to reopen communications with North amid missile crisis
South Korea said on Wednesday it wanted to reopen communications with North Korea as new President Moon Jae-in seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue with its reclusive neighbor to rein in its nuclear and missile programs.

Manufacturing Resistance – The American Public Is Being Manipulated Into Irrelevance
“The reason the ‘elites’ are elites is because they know how to corral and manipulate the sheep. 2017 is the perfect manifestation of it…”

US Nears Record $100 Billion Arms Deal For Saudi Arabia
White House officials said the move would be good for the economy, and insisted that building Saudi Arabia’s already substantial military was “essential” because of regional problems.

Kim Jong-un could soon have long-range weapons capable of reaching Alaska and Hawaii
Careful analysis of North Korean tests sites, using images from Planet, reveal the regime has gradually been building up the size of its missiles. Scorch marks in the ground show that it may now be testing the Hwasong-12 rocket – capable of flying 4,500miles.

Rivlin to Friedman: Time to recognize Jerusalem as our capital
“I’m happy to welcome you and your dear wife to Israel, to Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, and I’m welcoming you, not only as the President of Israel, but also as a Jerusalemite – seventh generation.

Stone Age Fire-Making Stone, Dating to Beginning of Civilization, Discovered on Highway
Israeli archaeologists discovered a rare 9,000-year-old limestone slab used by inhabitants of the land during the Stone Age to light fire. Anna Eirich-Rose, an expert on the prehistoric era and the manager of the excavation, believed that the slab dated back to the Neolithic 2 period when mankind started to adopt a sedentary lifestyle and began to farm the land.

500,000 People Watch Pope Francis Create Two Child Saints Who Spoke With Demons In Fatima Vision
Clutching Babylonian rosary beads and praying to statues, the Roman Catholic faithful showed up in massive numbers to worship at the feet of Pope Francis as he declared two children who were visited by demons at Fatima in 1917 to be “saints”. During the mass, he held high an Egyptian sun disk as he prayed to his god.

Ambassador Friedman to President Rivlin: Trump’s Commitment to Israel Rock-Solid
The new Ambassador stressed, “I am so grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity, for having confidence in my abilities, and most importantly for sending me off this past week with the unequivocal and unambiguous mandate to support the State of Israel in every way, and in all ways. As you know, the President has chosen Israel as the site for his first international visit this coming week. His love for and commitment to the State of Israel is rock-solid and enjoys his highest priority.”

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Tells President Trump ‘Close Down the Press Room’
former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Trump should put his words into action, citing recent remarks by the president that he might stop the daily briefings at the White House. “What they ought to do is get out of all this junk, they ought to focus on the big goals, they ought to report to the nation on the big goals, ignore all these reporters, close down the press room, send the reporters off [to Starbucks],”

Report: Arab states offer Israel improved ties in exchange for peace concessions
Various Arab Gulf nations are reportedly prepared to improve ties with Israel if Jerusalem takes…significant efforts to relaunch the stagnate peace process with the Palestinians…Gulf states would reportedly be willing to set up telecommunication lines between the countries, allow for Israeli businesses to trade with their Arab counterparts and allow for Israeli planes to fly over their airspace. In return, Israel would have to freeze settlement construction and relax trade restrictions with the Gaza Strip.

Israeli minister calls for assassination of Syria’s Assad
Housing Minister Yoav Galant called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad following the reports of the regime using a crematorium to hide their atrocities outside Damascus. “The reality in which people are executed in Syria, being hit deliberately by chemical weapons, their bodies being burned, something we haven’t seen in 70 years, we are crossing a red line and it is time to eliminate Assad, literally,”…

White House questions authenticity of ‘Western Wall’ sovereignty comments
The Trump administration is denying that one of its top officials characterized the Western Wall as West Bank territory outside of established Israeli jurisdiction, after local reports claimed a US official said as much to counterparts in the prime minister’s office. “These comments, if true, were not authorized by the White House,” a spokesman told The Jerusalem Post on Monday afternoon. “They do not reflect the US position, and certainly not the president’s position.”

France’s Macron calls for ‘historic reconstruction’ of Europe
France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, has called for a “historic reconstruction” of Europe, saying it is “the only reaction” to fight populism. Speaking in Berlin on the first full day of his presidency, he was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said the pair had a “joint conviction” that they needed to “deepen the European Union”.

Open Sesame: Science centre unveiled in Jordan
In a rare show of unity in the Middle East, an advanced research centre to be shared by the troubled region is opening today in Jordan. Despite political tensions and rows, countries usually hostile to each other are jointly supporting the venture. Its name is Sesame – Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East.

Syria’s Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US
The Syrian government has constructed a crematorium at a military prison to dispose of the remains of thousands of murdered prisoners, the US has alleged. The state department has released satellite images of the facility which it said was used to hide evidence. Rights groups say thousands of inmates have been tortured and hanged at the military prison outside Damascus.

WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack ‘may have N Korea link’
Who was behind the huge global cyber-attack? One prominent theory right now is North Korea – but what we know is far from conclusive…Security experts are now cautiously linking the Lazarus Group to this latest attack after a discovery by Google security researcher Neel Mehta. He found similarities between code found within WannaCry – the software used in the hack – and other tools believed to have been created by the Lazarus Group in the past.

Trump administration vastly expands global anti-abortion policy
The Trump administration said on Monday it was vastly expanding the scope of a policy blocking U.S. assistance to foreign groups that perform or provide information about abortions, a move critics say will hinder women’s access to critical care…The policy, introduced in 1984, holds that no U.S. government funding for family planning services can be given to foreign clinics or groups that offer abortion services or discuss abortion…

China Could Become the Biggest Christian Nation by 2030s
The rapid spread of Christianity in China is well documented, but few would have imagined the communist country might one day become the most populous Christian nation on the planet.

Jim Bakker: Making Fun Of Trump Is The ‘Spirit Of The Antichrist’
The “spirit of the Antichrist” is alive and well and living inside people who dare to mock President Donald Trump, disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker said. Bakker now sells survivalist food and gear to doomsday preppers on his “Jim Bakker Show.” In a clip from Thursday that was posted online by Right Wing Watch, he claimed there was a “hatred among peoples and this is satanic.”

Baltimore: A Glimpse Of America’s Future “Retail Apocalypse”
Block after block, it resembles a post-apocalyptic view of America, if industry fails to return… “we’re hitting ‘peak youth’, and a ‘demographic tidal wave’ is coming.”

Canadian Elementary School Letter: Mothers’ Day Cancelled To ‘Nurture’ Students Part of Non-Traditional Families’
Canadian elementary school has nixed any celebrations for Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day in “effort to celebrate diversity, inclusivity and also nurture our students who are part of non-traditional families.”

An eruption at one of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanoes is closer than we thought
One of the world’s most dangerous supervolcanoes appears to be closer to erupting than we once thought, scientists have warned. Campi Flegrei in southern Italy has been showing signs of reawakening over the past 67 years, and new research indicates the volcano has been building energy throughout this period, increasing the risk that it will erupt.

Lt. Gen. McInerney: North Korea has crossed the red line
Fox News military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney on the latest threats from North Korea.

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Franklin Graham: Christians under attack, should engage in politics
Evangelist Franklin Graham said he believes Christianity has been attacked and marginalized by “anti-Christ” media and a liberal government and that it is time for Christians to become more active in politics.

Rouhani warns Revolutionary Guards not to meddle in Iran election
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and the Basij militia under its control not to meddle in Friday’s presidential election, in a rare warning that underscored rising political tensions.

Carmageddon: All 3 Major Auto Markets Contract YoY For The First Time Since January 2009
For the first time since January 2009, sales of cars declined year-over-year in all three of the world’s largest auto markets of Western Europe (-6.8%), China (-1.8%) and the United States (-3.7%). Combined, these three markets account for roughly 70% of the world’s auto sales.

JPMorgan: “A Trump Impeachment Is Very, Very Unlikely”
“Trump impeachment is very, very unlikely… the impeachment bar is very, very high. The daily scandals obviously don’t help Trump’s political capital but market expectations for legislative action are already very low.”

Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church as Pastor Prays to Allah
Christian clergy helped a Muslim mosque open in a Pentecostal church. “It’s open faith; we’re brothers,” Ali Mohammad, an organizer of the mosque, tells North Carolina’s News & Observer. The Muslims are stripping the church of its Christian roots, including removing any crosses and handing them over to pastors in the area.

“Trump Doesn’t Matter”? European Stocks Slump Most In 8 Months
Again and again we were told that this rally was all about fun-durr-mentals and that anything Trump did was gravy and not priced into markets… so how do you explain the biggest plunge in European stocks since September today… on zero fundamental catalysts?

US Household Debt Surpasses 2008 High, Hits Record $12.7 Trillion
“Almost nine years later, household debt has finally exceeded its 2008 peak. This record debt level is neither a reason to celebrate nor a cause for alarm. But it does provide an opportune moment to consider debt performance,” said Donghoon Lee, Research Officer at the New York Fed.

Merkel, Macron: the new power couple to shake up the EU
Macron on the campaign trail made the case that a reformed France would go hand in hand with a reformed EU, made more responsive to the concerns of citizens who may have missed the benefits of globalisation.

Oklahoma Lawmakers Officially Declare Abortion to be Murder
In a resolution that will have little to no effect on actual legal policy in the state, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution last week that officially declared abortion to be the murder of an innocent human being. In the resolution, lawmakers in the body – made up of 74 Republicans and 26 Democrats – made it state clear that “all human life is protected by God’s law and the highest laws of the land.”

Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Top 25 US Banks Have 222 Trillion Dollars Derivatives Exposure
apparently they still haven’t learned from their past mistakes. Today, the top 25 U.S. banks have 222 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives. In other words, the exposure that these banks have to derivatives contracts is approximately equivalent to the gross domestic product of the United States times twelve.

Putin: Claims Trump Gave Lavrov Secret Info Show ‘Political Schizophrenia’ in US
He said that it seems that “political schizophrenia” is developing in the US amid such media claims. The situation in the US is being in turmoil under anti-Russian slogans, Putin said, adding that Trump is not being allowed to work properly.

Friedman: Palestinians drop settlement freeze as precondition for talks
Days after arriving in Israel, America’s new envoy reportedly says the US is also not making the demand.

How Do We Know God Truly Loves Israel?
To most readers of Israel Today, it’s a given that God never stopped loving Israel – even after the nation rejected their Messiah. “For they are beloved for the sake of the fathers” (Rom. 11:28). Unfortunately, too many Christians still do not share that belief. And sadly, and understandably, many Jews are extremely skeptical of His love, also.

EU SHOCK: Austria to hold emergency snap election as support for eurosceptics SURGE
The countries main parties have agreed to hold an early parliamentary election on October 15, Chancellor Christian Kern said on Tuesday. Fears are now growing among the political elite that the far-right Freedom Party could make it into government. The election will be the latest threat to the European Union’s spreading ideology and push for uniformity among member states.

Mary’s Providential Bridge to Islam
As a matter of historical importance, Fatima was the favorite daughter of Muhammad — a woman considered of the highest dignity in Islam, save for only one person: the Virgin Mary. Indeed, after Fatima’s death at around the age of 26, her father wrote to his dead daughter: “Thou shalt be the most blessed of women in Paradise after Mary.”

US organizations pressure Trump to move Embassy
Group of 60 US organizations pressures Trump to move Embassy to Jerusalem with no delays or preconditions.

Pair of Earthquakes Rattle Santa Barbara Area
A pair of earthquakes shook the Santa Barbara area Tuesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck first, according to USGS.

Hostilities between the Koreas very likely, S. Korean president says
…there is a “high possibility” of clashes between the North and the South on land or at sea, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday. While visiting the Defense Ministry…

BIN Conference Speaker Kade Hawkins, Founder of Prophecy News Watch, Is “Reporting Prophecy As it Unfolds”
“It amazes me how Bible prophecy can be hidden in plain sight,” Hawkins told Breaking Israel News. “People intuitively believe that seeing is a matter only of opening one’s eyes. Frequently, people fail to perceive very major things happening right in front of our eyes, a phenomenon known ‘perceptual blindness’.

Official Trump Itinerary Confirmed: Western Wall Yes, Masada No
The White House officially confirmed US President Donald Trump’s itinerary for his first official visit to Israel on May 22-23, including a visit to the Western Wall.

Haley: ‘I Believe the Western Wall Is Part of Israel’
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Western Wall is part of Israel, something other Trump administration officials would not unequivocally state the same day.

US officials: Trump’s intel leak endangered life of spy placed inside ISIS by Israel
US President Donald Trump’s alleged intelligence disclosure to Russia has endangered the life of a spy who was placed inside ISIS by Israel…The spy in question, whose life now hangs on the line after Trump reportedly revealed classified information in a meeting with Russian officials last week, was tracking an ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet on its way to the US with a bomb hidden in a laptop…Trump took to Twitter earlier Tuesday, defending having shared “facts” with senior Russian officials…

Friedman: Palestinians drop settlement freeze as precondition for talks
The United States has not asked for a settlement freeze and the Palestinians have dropped that demand as a precondition for talks with Israel, America’s new Ambassador David Friedman told the Hebrew daily Yisrael HaYom. “We have no demands for a settlement freeze and [Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas] Abu Mazen wants to meet [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu without any preconditions,” Friedman said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Haley: Western Wall part of Israel, US embassy should move to Jerusalem
The Western Wall is part of Israel, US Ambassador to the UN Nikkey Haley said on Tuesday as she took a number of stands that appears to differ from the Trump Administration. “The Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that is how we have always seen it and that is how we should pursue it,” Haley told the Christian Broadcasting Network in a video interview.

Greeks walk out in general strike over cuts
Hospitals, transport services and government offices across Greece have been severely affected by a general strike over new austerity measures. Industrial action began on Tuesday but has now been ramped up nationally by members of the big trade unions. Ferry services stopped and buses and trains were limited. Flights were also being hit for several hours. MPs are set to vote on controversial reforms on Thursday that will cut pensions and end tax breaks.

Syria war: Turkey will never accept US alliance with Kurds – Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated after talks in Washington that he will never accept a US alliance with Kurdish forces fighting in Syria. “There is no place for terrorist organisations in the future of our region,” he said at a joint news conference with President Donald Trump. He was referring to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, following a US decision earlier this month to arm the group.

Donald Trump Plans ‘Direct’ Speech to Muslims About Radical Islamic Terror
President Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia during his first multi-national trip overseas, meeting with the leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries. Trump will deliver “an inspiring, yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology,” according to National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, who briefed reporters on the president’s trip. He added that Trump would talk about his hopes “for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world.”

Rash of media murders highlights deadly threats in Mexico
A journalist is shot dead as she pulls out of her garage in the morning with her young son. Gunmen ambush another journalist while he lazes in a car wash hammock. An award-winning reporter is hauled out of his vehicle and gunned down a block from his office.

Chaffetz Demands FBI Hand Over All Comey’s Notes, Memos, & Recordings Related To Trump
“GOP oversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready.”

South Korea says it wants to reopen communications with North amid missile crisis
South Korea said on Wednesday it wanted to reopen communications with North Korea as new President Moon Jae-in seeks a two-track policy involving sanctions and dialogue with its reclusive neighbor to rein in its nuclear and missile programs.

Manufacturing Resistance – The American Public Is Being Manipulated Into Irrelevance
“The reason the ‘elites’ are elites is because they know how to corral and manipulate the sheep. 2017 is the perfect manifestation of it…”

US Nears Record $100 Billion Arms Deal For Saudi Arabia
White House officials said the move would be good for the economy, and insisted that building Saudi Arabia’s already substantial military was “essential” because of regional problems.

Kim Jong-un could soon have long-range weapons capable of reaching Alaska and Hawaii
Careful analysis of North Korean tests sites, using images from Planet, reveal the regime has gradually been building up the size of its missiles. Scorch marks in the ground show that it may now be testing the Hwasong-12 rocket – capable of flying 4,500miles.



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US aircraft strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria
A U.S. aircraft conducted an airstrike Thursday on a pro-Assad regime militia convoy that appeared to be moving on a U.S. coalition training base in southeastern Syria, according to a U.S. official. A tank and several other vehicles were destroyed in the airstrike after the convoy ignored repeated warnings.

Net Neutrality Supporters Want to ‘Ban Drudge’
Alt-left advocates for net neutrality, who say they want a “free and open internet,” want to ban the Drudge Report.Members of the alt-left who have been tied to violent protests in the past picketed outside the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday in protest of Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to reverse net neutrality rules. The FCC will vote to undue the Obama era Title II rule that classified Internet service providers as utilities, subjecting them to more federal regulation.

25 ‘impeachable’ Obama scandals far more serious than Comey firing
Ex-president racked up BIG LIST of outrageous abuses of executive power

HAPPENING NOW! LGBT Curriculum And Gender Neutral Uniforms Already ADOPTED By 120 Schools Is this what we can expect to be happening in America soon? There was a time when one would think this could never come to pass….well it has, and it’s catching fire. Already now, 120 school has adopted this program. You’re not going to believe what it all entails either…

Democrats Want To Make It Harder To Remove Regulations
Trump has repealed 14 Obama regulations, and that’s too fast for Dems

Trump Under Siege: More than 60 Percent of NSC Employees Placed by Obama
A White House source estimates more than 60 percent of employees at the National Security Council are not Trump administration appointees, but career officials who were appointed to the White House from other agencies under the Obama administration. The source said there are “whole departments” at the NSC with only one Trump appointee.

We Asked These Dems Why Obama Offering Intel To Russia Was OK
House Democrats had no concerns about President Barack Obama offering to share intelligence about Syria with Russia last June because that decision “was made as a product of consultation between the president and the intelligence community,” a top Democrat said Wednesday.

The Real News Coming Out Of Washington Is That President Trump Is The Target Of A Political Coup
The bottom line is that we have some very powerful people in Washington who really don’t like how democracy played out this time around and what they do to attack it next isn’t going to be any better than what they’re doing now.

Former DOJ Spox: Comey Is Trying To Take Down Trump
Miller agreed with the president that Comey is a “showboat,” which is another reason he believes Comey may be coming after Trump. “You just look at his [Comey’s] actions in the [Hillary] Clinton case, where he made himself the central player when there was no reason for him to be the central player,” Miller said. “That aside, his entire history shows that he likes to be at the center of attention.”

WannaCry XXL? 2nd even bigger global cyber attack already underway
As the world reels from the WannaCry ransomware attack, it’s now emerged that a second, potentially larger attack, is already under way. It seems the widespread proliferation of military-grade cyberweapons has ushered in a new era of digital crime.

Jerusalem mayor: Move US embassy, regardless of possible violence
“For violence to occur there could be any reason or no reason and if we – God forbid – because of fear of violence wouldn’t do the right things there would never be Israel, there would never be a reunited city,” Barkat said at a meeting with journalists at Jerusalem City Hall

Egypt’s Sisi: Trump vital to resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Egyptian president to Israel: “The Arabs and Palestinians are ready for peace.”

SOLAR WIND STORM PREDICTED
The solar wind around Earth is about to speed up. NOAA forecasters expect velocities to top 700 km/s on May 19th when a stream of gaseous material flowing from a big hole in the sun’s atmosphere reaches our planet.

Report: Jordanians claim leaked intel was theirs, not Israel’s
Intelligence about ISIS that US President Donald Trump allegedly leaked to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting last Wednesday was sourced by Jordanian spies, not Israelis, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday morning. According to the report, “veteran Jordanian intelligence officials” claimed that the numerous media reports that the information Trump disclosed to the Russians originally came from Israel are false.

Ukraine urged to act against general who threatened to ‘destroy Jews’
The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Wednesday joined calls on the Ukrainian government to take action against retired Security Service General Vasily Vovk in the wake of a recent Facebook post in which he threatened to “destroy” the country’s Jews. Vovk, who still holds a senior reserve rank with the Security Service of Ukraine, posted on Facebook: “I am completely against Jews,” and “You are not Ukrainians and I will destroy you…

US complains to Turkey over embassy violence
The US has made a complaint to Turkey after violence erupted between protesters and Turkish security personnel in Washington, DC. Two people were arrested and 11 were injured in protests outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence amid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit. Video footage of the clash on Tuesday showed men in suits charging past police to kick and punch protesters.

U.S. conducts military drill to counter N. Korea’s WMDs
U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea have recently conducted an exercise aimed at destroying North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by practicing a ship-to-shore air assault from a South Korean warship, the infantry division said Thursday. The U.S. Army forces carried out the exercise, called “Warrior Strike 7” at Camp Stanley in Euijeongbu, just north of Seoul, and the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex near the inter-Korean border, it said.

N.K preparing for cruise missile strikes: RFA
The North Korean army is repairing protective walls for gallery positions to brace for possible cruise missile strikes after witnessing such U.S. attacks on Syria last month, a U.S. broadcaster said Thursday. The North’s armed forces ministry ordered the army to take steps to protect gallery strongholds from air raids in mid-April, Radio Free Asia (RFA) said, citing the Osaka-based North Korea specialist news organ Asia Press.

New Israeli naval launcher: ‘8 concomitant rockets to a range of 150 kilometers’
IMI Systems is currently exhibiting at the Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference in Singapore the Stingray—a rocket launcher for the naval arena that will be able to operate from battleships and drilling rigs, and is intended for offensive activities of the naval force alongside multi-arm operations. The launcher was sold to two foreign customers but has yet to be purchased by the IDF.

U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency
A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week’s “ransomware” attacks. Under former President Barack Obama, the government created a similar inter-agency review, but it was not required by law and was administered by the NSA itself.

Franklin Graham: Christians under attack, should engage in politics
Evangelist Franklin Graham said he believes Christianity has been attacked and marginalized by “anti-Christ” media and a liberal government and that it is time for Christians to become more active in politics.

Rouhani warns Revolutionary Guards not to meddle in Iran election
President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and the Basij militia under its control not to meddle in Friday’s presidential election, in a rare warning that underscored rising political tensions.

Carmageddon: All 3 Major Auto Markets Contract YoY For The First Time Since January 2009
For the first time since January 2009, sales of cars declined year-over-year in all three of the world’s largest auto markets of Western Europe (-6.8%), China (-1.8%) and the United States (-3.7%). Combined, these three markets account for roughly 70% of the world’s auto sales.

JPMorgan: “A Trump Impeachment Is Very, Very Unlikely”
“Trump impeachment is very, very unlikely… the impeachment bar is very, very high. The daily scandals obviously don’t help Trump’s political capital but market expectations for legislative action are already very low.”

Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church as Pastor Prays to Allah
Christian clergy helped a Muslim mosque open in a Pentecostal church. “It’s open faith; we’re brothers,” Ali Mohammad, an organizer of the mosque, tells North Carolina’s News & Observer. The Muslims are stripping the church of its Christian roots, including removing any crosses and handing them over to pastors in the area.

“Trump Doesn’t Matter”? European Stocks Slump Most In 8 Months
Again and again we were told that this rally was all about fun-durr-mentals and that anything Trump did was gravy and not priced into markets… so how do you explain the biggest plunge in European stocks since September today… on zero fundamental catalysts?

US Household Debt Surpasses 2008 High, Hits Record $12.7 Trillion
“Almost nine years later, household debt has finally exceeded its 2008 peak. This record debt level is neither a reason to celebrate nor a cause for alarm. But it does provide an opportune moment to consider debt performance,” said Donghoon Lee, Research Officer at the New York Fed.



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Major Demographic Shifts Indicate Israel Will Soon Redivide Into 12 Tribes
As Israel’s population increases, manifesting God’s promise to Abraham, the scales are tipping and very soon the majority of the world’s Jews will be living in Israel. Not only does this in itself fulfill prophecy, it will bring about the conditions that Jewish law states are the prophesied Third Inheritance of Israel, creating a new, end-of-days reality in the Holy Land.

French researchers find last-ditch cure to unlock WannaCry files
French researchers said on Friday they have found a last-chance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims’ computers first infected a week ago.

Saudi Arabia ‘Strongly Supports’ Trump Policy on PA Peace, Iran Deterrence, ISIS
Prince Al-Jubeir stressed that the Kingdom supports the role of Washington in the fight against ISIS, and noted his country’s satisfaction that “President Trump was clear in calling for Iran to comply with UN resolutions.”

Feinstein Says There’s Still No Evidence of Collusion Between Trump Camp and Russia
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she had seen no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s associates and Russia during the 2016 campaign.

Israeli President: Christians Are Our brothers
Israel President Reuven Rivlin said during a meeting with church leaders in Jerusalem that Christians and Jews are “brothers.” Rivlin invited the heads of the various churches in Jerusalem to his official residence on the occasion of Easter.

White House map of Israel nixes post-67 lines
The White House on Friday published a map of Israel at the pre-1967 lines in the latest in a series of mishaps that has marred US President Donald Trump’s first visit to Israel. The 54 second video called “Photos Abroad” promotes Trump’s five stop trip in eight day. A red line set to upbeat music shows how Trump will travel from Washington to Saudi Arabia and on to Israel.

Iran’s re-engagement with the world at stake in Friday presidential vote
Iranians vote for president Friday in a contest likely to determine whether Tehran’s re-engagement with the world stalls or quickens, although whatever the outcome no change is expected to its revolutionary system of conservative clerical rule. Seeking a second term, pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, 68, remains the narrow favorite, but hardline rivals have hammered him over his failure to boost an economy weakened by decades of sanctions.

Embassy decision coming ‘after Trump visit,’ US official says
US President Donald Trump will decide whether to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after visiting the region next week, and based in part on what he learns on the ground, a US official told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. The official spoke on the matter one day after Bloomberg reported that Trump had already decided against the move.

UN counterterror chief: Europe faces return of ‘dangerous’ IS fighters
Europe will face an exodus of Islamic State fighters defeated in Syria and Iraq this year, more dangerous and battle hardened than previous returnees, the head of the UN Security Council’s counterterrorism agency said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters following meetings with EU officials, Jean-Paul Laborde said several European countries estimate that the rates of fighters returning from conflict zones has increased by one-third over the past year.

Chinese jets intercept US aircraft over East China Sea, US says
Two Chinese Sukhoi Su-30 jets have conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft, the US military said. One of the Chinese jets came as close as 150ft (45m) to the US WC-135 plane and flew upside down above it, according to US officials cited by CNN. The US says the plane was on a mission to detect radiation in international airspace over the East China Sea.

Syria condemns US-led attack on pro-Assad forces
Syria has condemned air strikes by the US-led coalition on pro-Syrian government forces near the Jordan border. Syria said the strikes killed “a number” of people, destroyed some “material” and were a “blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism”. The convoy was hit on Thursday as it neared a group of US-backed rebels and a Western special forces unit in Tanf.

Turkey says ‘pro-Kurd’ US envoy Brett McGurk should leave
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused a senior US diplomat of backing Kurdish militants and said he should be sent home. He said Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the coalition against so-called Islamic State, was “definitely” supporting the YPG in Syria and the separatist PKK. The minister was in Washington with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who met US President Donald Trump.

FCC votes to overturn net neutrality rules
The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn rules that force ISPs to treat all data traffic as equal. Commissioners at the agency voted two-to-one to end a “net neutrality” order enacted in 2015. Ajit Pai, head of the FCC, said the rules demanding an open internet harmed jobs and discouraged investment.

House May Need to Vote Again on GOP Obamacare Repeal Bill
House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure. House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t yet sent the bill to the Senate because there’s a chance that parts of it may need to be redone, depending on how the Congressional Budget Office estimates its effects.




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Jubilee Call To Temple Mount Echoes Six-Day War Victory Cry
A call by Knesset members and major rabbis is expected to bring record crowds to the Temple Mount on Jerusalem’s Jubilee next week. The United Temple Movements called the gathering as a joyous echo of the original declaration made by Israeli soldiers 50 years ago when they announced in victory, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.”

Israel Braces for its Latest Battlefront: The Sea
The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah and Hamas are more than terrorist organizations—they represent new kinds of armies, and in Hezbollah’s case, an army with advanced state-level weaponry.

WannaCry ransomware decryption tool released
All victims have to do is download WanaKiwi tool from Github and run it on their affected Windows computer using the command line (cmd). WanaKiwi works on Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, confirmed Matt Suiche from security firm Comae Technologies, who has also provided some demonstrations showing how to use WanaKiwi to decrypt your files.

North Korea vows to strengthen nuclear program as US increases pressure
North Korea’s deputy U.N. envoy said on Friday that the country will continue to strengthen its nuclear program as a necessary measure needed to counter U.S. aggression.

Saudi King: Trump visit enhances global security, stability
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said on Saturday the visit of US.President Donald Trump to the kingdom would strengthen cooperation between the two countries and help enhance global security.

Rouhani re-elected in Iranian Presidential elections
Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmanifazli announced Rouhani’s victory on Saturday on state television. Rouhani secured 57 percent of the vote in Friday’s election…

Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase
Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to take over the Brak al-Shati base on Thursday. The UN-backed government’s defence minister and the commander of the militia have both been suspended pending an investigation.

Trump peace initiative: Direct negotiations without stopping construction
US President Donald Trump will soon announced a political initiative that will bring Israelis and Palestinians back to direct negotiations between a year and a year and four months without stopping settlement construction, but with curtailing it. The report was published by London-based Arabic-language daily Al-Hayat on Saturday uponspeaking to Western diplomats on the matter.

Syrian rebels begin to leave last opposition-held Homs district
Syrian rebels started leaving the last opposition-held district of Homs city on Saturday in the final phase of an evacuation deal that will see President Bashar al-Assad’s government take back the area in the seventh year of the country’s war. At least one bus left al-Waer carrying fighters and their families, and dozens more were expected to follow to bring some 2,500 people out of the district long besieged by government forces and their allies.

Assad Regime: U.S. Airstrikes on Infringing Syrian Militia Are ‘Government Terrorism’
“We discussed the massacre that the U.S. aggressor committed yesterday in our country,” Syrian government negotiator Bashar al-Ja’afari said…referring to the U.S. action as “government terrorism.” “At every meeting, we would like to remind the attendees that state terrorism is being practiced against our country,” al-Ja’afari alleged, tacitly referencing the isolated American military action…

ISIS Savages Dismember Children, Behead Women in Rampage in Central Syria
As many as 82 people have been killed in a wave of slaughter carried out by the Islamic State terror group in central Hama province in Syria, with reports that women and children have been beheaded and dismembered. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights provided the latest update on the slaughter on Friday…in what is the most violent single attack on the countryside of Salamiyah city in more than two years.

Harvard Study Reveals Huge Extent Of Anti-Trump Media Bias
They found that the tone of some outlets was negative in as many as 98% of reports, significantly more hostile than the first 100 days of the three previous administrations…

LIMBAUGH TICKED- ‘WAIT! Obama Actually Did What The Left Is ACCUSING Trump Of Doing!
What if you learned that Obama actually did exactly what President Trump is being accused of doing now? Would that surprise you? I doubt it, because it’s Obama, there is nothing he wouldn’t do if the results would benefit him. BUT, I bet you are hard-pressed to remember what and what it was right? I mean, after all you might not even have thought about it on your own because there was not big media uproar when Obama did it. NOTHING like it is now that the spotlight is on President Trump.

Turkish Passenger On American Airlines Flight Subdued After Trying To Breach Cockpit
An American Airlines crew and off-duty Honolulu police officer subdued a man Friday on board a Honolulu-bound flight after he tried to break into the cockpit, ABC and local news report. The flight, which took off from Los Angeles, landed safely about 11:35 a.m. with a military escort. Bloomberg adds that a laptop computer was placed near the cockpit door.

Russian Embassy Implicates Hillary In Tweet Asking: “Who Killed Seth Rich?”
“#WikiLeaks informer Seth Rich murdered in US but MSM was so busy accusing Russian hackers to take notice.”

FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration’s 2015 “net neutrality” order.

Last Year, Obama Offered to Share U.S. Intelligence With Russia, and the Mainstream Media Was Fine With It
Russia-Gate remains in full swing, and the latest bout of hysteria is related to President Trump’s alleged sharing of intelligence with Russia. The original report about the supposed leak came from The Washington Post.

Here Are 12 Times Liberal Democrats Refused To Impeach Barack Obama After He Broke The Law EDITOR’S NOTE: The very same Liberals, Democrats and fake news media pretend journalists who are now calling for President Trump’s impeachment, were strangely silent during the 8 long years of absolutely jaw-dropping scandals and egregious lawbreaking done by the Obama administration. Have you forgotten the 4 dead Americans directly killed in Benghazi by Obama’s “leadership”, and then how he lied about a “video” being the cause? So in case you have somehow forgotten just how illegal and subversive Barack Hussein Obama and his minions really were, here are some stellar and actionable offenses in no particular order to help jog your memory.



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Netanyahu: ‘I’ll talk security and peace with Trump’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would discuss regional security and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with US President Donald Trump when he arrives in Israel on Monday for a two day trip. “This is President Trump’s first visit outside the US, and the honor is ours that he has chosen to come to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, and – of course – to the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu orders reluctant Israeli ministers to greet Trump at airport
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered all Israeli government ministers to attend a reception ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport for US President Donald Trump when he arrives here on Monday. Netanyahu’s order came after he stopped short a meeting of the heads of the coalition on Sunday, after most ministers refused to come to the airport. The ministers allegedly did not want to attend the greeting event at the airport due to the long hours they would have to wait on the tarmac in the sun.

North Korea in new missile test, South says
North Korea has conducted another missile test, South Korea’s military has said. The White House said the medium-range missile had a shorter range than those used in North Korea’s last three tests. It comes a week after North Korea tested what it said was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.

TPP trade deal will continue without Trump
Asia-Pacific trade ministers have agreed to resuscitate the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, despite US President Donald Trump abandoning it. Mr Trump signalled in January he would block the passage of the 12-nation pact in order to protect American jobs. Trade ministers from the 11 remaining countries have met in Vietnam to get the deal back on track.

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations
The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause.

Ebola Spreading: Infections Up 800% In Last Week: Officials Race To Track Down
Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus.

Gallup: Only 24% of Americans Believe Bible is Literal Word of God
A new Gallup poll shows that only 24% of Americans believe the Bible is the “literal word” of God, which is a decline from the 1970s, but the survey also shows that the number of Americans who think the Bible is the “inspired word” of God, 47%, has stayed pretty steady over the last 40 years.

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes: officials
At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, as security forces sought to dislodge insurgents in multiple districts.

A Quarter Of American Adults Can’t Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash
According to the Fed’s latest annual “household well-being” report, 23% of US adults are not able to pay all of their current month’s bills in full while 44% of respondents said they wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense like a car repair or medical bill.

Why Is The Trump Administration Rewarding Saudi War Crimes With More Weapons?
“Trump should be urging the Saudis to shift course by abiding by the laws of war and holding those responsible for past abuses to account. Instead he will effectively be telling them to continue as before and not to worry – the flow of US weapons will not stop. Trump will also be putting Americans at risk.”

CNN Reports Comey Has Changed His Mind, Now Believes Trump Tried To Influence Him
Former FBI Director James Comey now believes that President Donald Trump was trying to influence his judgment about the Russia probe, a person familiar with his thinking says…




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Podesta Received 35 Million from Russia Advising Clinton-Obama
John Podesta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 national campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Mark Zuckerberg: We Need a ‘Global Superstructure to Advance Humanity’
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated his belief that the world is in need of a “global superstructure” in a recent article from the New York Times Magazine.

Trump Officially Removes Obama’s Gun Ban from Social Security Administration Federal Code
The insane ban allowed the SSA to strip recipients of their Second Amendment Rights without due process. It allowed the SSA to investigate those who required help managing finances. These recipients were subject to a broad mental health analysis. It included treatable and temporary issues “like anxiety and depression to major issues like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.”

CNN: “Obama Was the Next Best Thing to Jesus”
Last month, CNN’s political commentator Angela Rye compared former President Barack Obama to Jesus Christ. Yes, the Jesus who died on the cross for our sins, performed miracles, and rose from the dead. “Barack Obama had to be the next best thing to Jesus and here we are, just two months in and some change, there is issue after issue.”

Republicans Go to Jail, Democrats Run Free
How odd: During the eight years of one of America’s shadiest presidencies, not one Obama administration official went to prison. Or was convicted of a crime. Or even indicted. Sure, Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held plenty of hearings. But while they called countless press conferences, not one Democrat ever was held accountable for the numerous crimes exposed by this and other Republican-controlled congressional panels.

WATCH: Your Child ‘Belongs to the State’: Lawmakers Claim the State Owns Your Child
Legislators in Texas have been working toward passing a host of laws to reform the state’s Child Protective Services agency. New legislation has been crafted to improve the agency which has seen multiple dilemmas resulting in detrimental safety problems for children in the state. There have been several bills introduced this year aimed at improving the agency. One bill, in particular, House Bill 39, seeks in part to require medical exams to be performed more quickly on children who have been newly placed into the foster care system.

Saudis Rejoice Over ‘Death’ of Obama’s Policies
Israel was not the only country in the Middle East happy to see Barack Obama out of the White House. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia over the weekend served as a very public slap in the face of his predecessor. And it was the Saudis, not Trump, who delivered the blow.

Some On The Left Are Getting Sick Of DC Dems’ Russia Obsession
It’s not just Democratic strategists who are getting the message that voters don’t care as much about Russia as Washington media does. Some progressives and other writers are seemingly skeptical of the nefarious Russia narrative, too. Many see it as a distraction or a dodge from championing legitimate progressive causes.

US-led coalition attacks Syrian army, Iranian-backed militia
Coalition jets bomb a convoy advancing against a Pentagon-backed rebel group in southern Syria; the US intervention will help the rebels hold their ground against any future incursions by the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed militias.

Jewish Mystics Hope Trump’s Israel Visit Might ‘Raise The Temple’
Donald Trump’s transformation from real estate mogul and reality TV star to president reads like a strange American fairytale. Dogged by controversy, with no political experience, Trump is now the most powerful person in the world. To some, his triumph was so unlikely that there was only one way to explain in — God played a part. “President Trump can choose to be a part of a process to bring the Messiah,” Rabbi Hillel Weiss told Breaking Israel News, a religious website in Israel.

Bennett’s mid-handshake message to Trump: Recognize Jerusalem
While most cabinet members made do with a simple “Hello, Mr. President”, “Welcome to Israel”, or other pleasantries, Bennett took the opportunity to make a personal, if brief, appeal to the president to make good on his 2016 campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel. “Welcome to Israel. It’s Jerusalem’s birthday, you know – 50 years,” Bennett told the president. “This is the time to recognize Jerusalem.”

Report: China cripples CIA operations, kills informants
The Chinese government “systematically dismantled” CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years, The New York Times reported Saturday. The newspaper cited 10 current and former U.S. officials, who described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. They spoke on condition of anonymity.

‘We love Israel, we respect Israel, we are with you’
President Donald Trump calls Israel ‘one of the world’s great civilizations, pledges American support for the Jewish state.

‘Senators united on reining in the UN’
And while the Republicans and Democrats might fight about a lot of things, what we are 100% united on – which means we have a hundred senators in the United States Senate who are committed to reining in the United Nations and the abuses that we have seen there.

Trump, Israeli leaders boast of ‘unbreakable bond’ upon president’s arrival
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday, where they were greeted by President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After Trump and Rivlin reviewed the Honor Guard, Trump’s welcome ceremony began. Rivlin spoke first, lauding the American leader’s trip as a symbol of the “unbreakable bond between Israel and America.”…Trump reaffirmed the “unbreakable bond between Israel and the State of Israel”…

Switzerland votes to phase out nuclear power
Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power in favour of renewable energy. More than 58% backed the move towards greener power sources in a referendum on Sunday. Switzerland has five ageing nuclear power plants, which provide a third of the country’s energy needs. There is no date yet to decommission the facilities, but the country will now aim to increase reliance on sources like solar, wind and hydro power.

Syria conflict: Government regains full control of Homs
The Syrian government says its forces have regained total control of the central city of Homs after rebels left the last district under their control. About 700 rebels and their families, a total of nearly 3,000 people, were evacuated on buses from al-Wair district, government officials say. “The city of Homs is completely clear of weapons and militants,” provincial governor Talal Barazi said.

Revealed: Facebook’s internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence
Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are revealed for the first time in a Guardian investigation that will fuel the global debate about the role and ethics of the social media giant. The Guardian has seen more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that give unprecedented insight into the blueprints Facebook has used to moderate issues such as violence, hate speech, terrorism, pornography, racism and self-harm.

Isis tests chemical weapons
Isis are conducting chemical weapons experiments on “human guinea pigs” before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents. The extremist group has reportedly poisoned prisoners by spiking their food and water with compounds used in pesticides that are easy to obtain. Security forces now fear the terror network may hatch a twisted plot to contaminate Western food supplies with formulas that quickly dissolve in liquid.

North Korea fires off ‘unspecified missile’ into Sea of Japan as South condemns “irresponsible and reckless behaviour”
North Korea has fired an ‘unspecified missile’ in a latest act of aggression, according to military sources. A South Korean news agency are claiming that the projectile took off from a location near Pukchang. However, NHK News, a Japanese new agency, claims the missile ‘fell into the Sea of Japan’. South Korea’s Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the projectile was launched on Sunday afternoon (local time).

Iran accuses U.S. of ‘Iranophobia’, arming ‘dangerous terrorists’
Iran accused the United States on Monday of selling arms to “dangerous terrorists” in the Middle East and of spreading “Iranophobia” aimed at encouraging Arab states to purchase arms, state television reported. “Once again, by his repetitive and baseless claims about Iran, the American president … tried to encourage the countries of the region to purchase more arms by spreading Iranophobia,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said…

Disagreements surface over China-backed trade deal
Disagreements between Asian countries over a China-backed free trade deal surfaced at talks on Monday, raising questions over a target for concluding negotiations by the end of the year. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, bringing together China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand as well as Southeast Asian nations.

Three sentenced to death over Hamas commander assassination
A court in the Gaza Strip on Sunday sentenced three men to death over the assassination of a Hamas military commander that the Islamist movement accused Israel of masterminding.

CNN Reports Comey’s 86-Year-Old Dad Thinks Trump’s A Nut Job Too, So There
“Jim tells the truth, (while) Trump runs around lying most of the day…I think the man should be in a home quite honestly, he’s crazy as a hoot.”

Angela Merkel declares “Islam is not the source of terrorism” but the Christians who make Muslims feel angry because of “Islamophobia”
Angela Merkel’s speech that shocked the German people “Europe must take MORE Muslim refugees, ISLAM is a peaceful religion”.

Bill Introduced Allowing Cancellation Of Over $1 Trillion In Student Debt Through Bankruptcy
And since the government owns most of the student loans, it would basically be yet another taxpayers bailout for those who loaded up on debt and now are unable to repay it. Meanwhile, if massive amounts of debt were erased, it would be another bubble bursting, which would send the U.S. into a fresh round of economic instability.

Obama Holdouts In Trump Administration Hiding Hillary Emails
Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton is astounded: The Trump officials he finds working on Freedom of Information cases he files are still, typically, Obama holdovers.

The Obama Administration Repeatedly Leaked Intel To Spite Israel
Much of the media’s attention this week has been dedicated to fanning the flames on an anonymously sourced report that President Trump revealed national security secrets to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House earlier this month….let’s take a minute to remember all the times the Obama administration leaked secrets in order to spurn Israel, a longtime ally.


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EU SUPERSTATE: Brussels ‘to force EVERY member state to adopt euro by 2025’
BRUSSELS officials want every European Union country to be using the euro by 2025, a bombshell new report has claimed. The move, revealed by German publication Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, who obtained a leaked copy of a Comission report, is likely to be fiercely opposed by Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic’s eurosceptic governments.

China ‘demands North Korea curbs aggression & submits to UN sanctions’ after missile test
In a statement, Chinese foreign Minister Wang Yi said: “We urge North Korea to not do anything to again violate UN Security Council resolutions. “At the same time, we hope all parties can maintain restraint, not be influenced by every single incident…

North Korea ‘highly likely to be involved in WannaCry cyber attack that rocked the NHS’
Symantec Corp, a cyber security company, claim their researchers found multiple instances of code that had been used in both the early versions of WannaCry and a hacking group associated with North Korea.

North Korea nuclear attack: Japan to enhance missile defences
RAYTHEON Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese companies on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan’s shield against any North Korean missile strike….As nuclear-armed Pyongyang builds ever more advanced missiles with the ability to strike anywhere in Japan, Tokyo is likely to fund a ground version of the ship-based Aegis defence system deployed on warships in the Sea of Japan, other sources had said earlier.

Apparent suicide bomber at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 22
The explosion struck near the exit around 10:30 p.m. Monday as Grande was ending the concert, part of her Dangerous Woman Tour. Police cars, bomb-disposal units and 60 ambulances raced to the scene as the scale of the carnage became clear. More than 400 officers were deployed.

Trump on Mideast peace: ‘It’s a tough deal, but we will get there’
One small sign of that progress was Trump flying directly from Riyadh to Tel Aviv, in what is widely believed to be the first public flight between the two cities. After two days of talks in Saudi Arabia with Saudi King Salman and other Arab and Muslim leaders, Trump said that “tremendous progress has been made” in relations between Israel and the Saudis

‘Trump made no mention of two-state solution’
“The president didn’t mention two-states in his Bethlehem statements, just peace,” said Revivi, who also serves as the Mayor of the city of Efrat. “We hope this means that we have moved on from this failed policy and will now work together to build true and lasting peace from the ground-up.”

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea
Indonesia’s Maritime and Fisheries Ministry said Tuesday that Vietnam is holding an Indonesian fisheries officer, who was aboard one of the Vietnamese vessels, and Indonesia has 11 Vietnamese crew members in its custody.

Assad retakes Homs, capital of the Syrian revolution
After more than five year of fighting, Syrian rebels leave last opposition district in Homs, completing a deal that brought the whole besieged city back under President Bashar Assad’s control for the first time since the start of the civil war.

Trump Insider Hints on “Historic” Visit: “There Are Always Surprises”
“He is setting history and breaking precedents for the better wherever he goes,” Zell said. “His speech in Riyadh was extraordinary: a courageous speech I can’t imagine any other president making. He returned America to the world stage as a superpower.”

Mystic Rabbis Explain Hidden Spiritual Truth of Trump’s Momentous Visit to Israel
“Just as a foundation establishes what will follow, for good or bad, the real nature of Trump’s visit will not become clear for some time,” Rabbi Glazerson said. “This could be the setting of the foundation for the Temple, but what will actually come out of it depends on Israel’s attachment to Torah and mitzvoth (commandments).

In Bethlehem, Abbas and Trump speak of Mideast peace prospects
Speaking alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said he wants to achieve a conflict-ending deal between Israel and the Palestinians. “I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” Trump told a press conference at the PA headquarters in Bethlehem, without mentioning the possibility of Palestinian statehood. “I intend to do everything I can to help [Abbas and Netanyahu] achieve that goal.”

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester blast as leaders condemn attack
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a terror attack that killed at least 22 people Monday night outside an Ariana Grande concert in the British city of Manchester. According to Israeli media, ISIS said in a video they posted online that “This is just the beginning.” Meanwhile, world leaders condemned the deadly attack and extended their condolences to the victims and their families.

South Africa’s Western Cape declares drought disaster
South Africa’s Western Cape province has declared a drought disaster as it faces its worst water shortage in 113 years. Provincial leader Helen Zille said water will be harvested by drilling boreholes to serve key points like hospitals in Cape Town. The alert will last for three months but could be extended if the crisis persists, she said in a statement. Southern African nations are reeling from a two-year drought.

US forces kill seven al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, says Pentagon
US forces have carried out a raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the US military says. They were killed “through a combination of small arms fire and precision air strikes” in the Marib governorate, east of Sanaa, on Tuesday morning. The primary objective of the operation was to gather intelligence.

Greece fails to secure fresh bailout funds
Greece has failed to secure a deal to unlock the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout after talks with eurozone finance ministers broke down. Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said there was still a gap “between what could be done and what some of us had expected should be done”. Nonetheless, he said they were “very close” to an agreement.

Terror in Manchester: 3,500 potential terrorists & 400 ISIS fighters back from Syria in UK
THE number of potential terrorists being watched in the UK at the time of the Manchester bombing has swelled to nearly 3,500 – but our security services are using powers to monitor them LESS than they did a year ago…Latest figures show the 3,000 potential terrorists monitored since 2015 has grown after the return of UK-born people who left to fight with ISIS. About 400 ISIS-trained fighters are believed to have returned from war zones in Syria and Iraq.

Trump Seeks $3.6 Trillion in Cuts to Reshape Government
President Donald Trump would dramatically reduce the U.S. government’s role in society with $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years in a budget plan that shrinks the safety net for the poor, recent college graduates and farmers. Trump’s proposal, to be released Tuesday, claims to balance the budget within a decade. But it relies on a tax plan for which the administration has provided precious little detail, the elimination of programs backed by many Republican lawmakers, and heavy use of accounting gimmicks.

An historic day at the Western Wall
US President Donald Trump stood alone in a rare moment of solitude before the Western Wall on Monday. He wore a black kippa and placed one hand on the ancient weathered stones, standing there in that pose for half a minute. When the contemplative moment was over, he placed a note in one of the Wall’s crevices and then walked backward for a few steps.

Exclusive: U.S., Japanese firms collaborating on new missile defense radars – sources
Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan’s shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo told Reuters. As nuclear-armed Pyongyang builds ever more advanced missiles with the ability to strike anywhere in Japan, Tokyo is likely to fund a ground version of the ship-based Aegis defense system deployed on warships in the Sea of Japan, other sources had said earlier.



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Poll: Majority says mainstream media publishes fake news
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.

ObamaCare on federal exchanges increased by average 105% since ’13: report
The cost of an individual ObamaCare policy has increased by an average 105 percent from 2013 to 2017 in all 39 states that have used the federal exchange, the Trump administration said Tuesday. The average monthly premiums increased from $224 in 2013 to $476 in 2017, according to the report. The HHS official said the cost doubled in 20 of the states and tripled in three of them.

Brennan: ‘I Don’t Know’ If There Was Collusion
“I saw interaction,” Brennan said. “But I don’t know. I don’t have sufficient information to make a determination whether or not there was cooperation or complicity or collusion.”

CME TO SIDESWIPE EARTH THIS WEEK
On Tuesday, May 23rd, the orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory observed a CME leaving the sun: movie. NOAA analysts say the plasma-filled cloud could deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field midday on May 26th

Scientists now able to ‘SEE through walls’ using Wi-Fi
…an undergraduate physics student at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), told Business Insider: “It can basically scan a room with someone’s Wi-Fi transmission. “If there’s a cup of coffee on a table, you may see something is there, but you couldn’t see the shape. “But you could make out the shape of a person, or a dog on a couch. Really any object that’s more than four centimetres in size.”

Putin vows to PUNISH ISIS after Manchester bombing as he vows ACTION and backs Britain
VLADIMIR Putin has vowed to crush barbaric Islamic State (ISIS) and stated they will not go unpunished following the massacre at Manchester Arena by a suicide bomber which left 22 people dead.

Trump leaves Israel with no mention of Palestinian state, settlements or embassy
Trump, who flew from Tel Aviv to Rome on the third leg of his first trip abroad as president, made no mention in seven public appearances in Israel of a Palestinian state, a two-state solution or settlements, something one senior government official said was a refreshing break from Trump’s predecessor. On the other hand, the president also made no mention of his campaign pledge to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Six Day War – Salvation and Miracle
PM Netanyahu says Six Day War was ‘a salvation and miracle,’ promises Temple Mount will always remain in Jewish hands. “We will not go back to a situation in which we can look at the Western Wall, but cannot approach it,” Netanyahu said. “The desire to pound Israel is not something which is based on facts.” “Again and again, they try to erase our roots, to deny our historical connection to Jerusalem, and to destroy our sovereignty over it.

North Korea threat: US official warns ‘inevitable’ regime develops ICBM
North Korea’s testing over the last year indicates Kim Jong Un is intent on proving the isolated regime’s capability. The North’s public claims suggest it could conduct its first flight of an intercontinental ballistic missile this year.

Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting
Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience. According to a May 24 Vatican communique, Pope Francis and Trump expressed satisfaction “for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favor of life, and freedom of worship and conscience.”

Ancient Pools in Jerusalem Succored Jewish Pilgrims to Temple 2,000 Years Ago
Jerusalem contains a large number of these ancient pools. A massive cistern named the Pool of Israel—more than 360 feet long, 111 feet wide and 78 feet deep—is situated next to the Temple Mount. The Pool of Hezekiah lies among the houses of the Christian Quarter.

Israel’s next security concern: A Middle East arms race
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that he was concerned by a Middle East arms race following the signing of an enormous arms deal between US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia last week. “I’m not at peace with the arms race in the Middle East. The arms sales in the region have reached $215 billion and this is no small sum,”…pointing to other countries in the region such as Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Iran who have made some “non-negligible” arms purchases in the Middle East.

Trump meets Pope in Vatican after stops in Israel, Saudi Arabia
US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis, one of his most high profile critics, at the Vatican on Wednesday and after an exchange of gifts he promised he would not forget the pontiff’s message during their half-hour discussion. Trump and the pope have expressed opposing views on issues such as immigration and climate change and the two men exchanged sharp words during the presidential campaign last year.

Taiwan’s top court rules in favour of same-sex marriage
Taiwan’s top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex from marrying violated their right to equality and were unconstitutional. It gave parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones.

Moody’s downgrades China’s credit rating
China’s credit rating has been cut over fears that growth in the world’s second-biggest economy will slow in the coming years. Moody’s, one of the world’s big three ratings agencies, cut China by one notch to A1 from Aa3. It was the first time the agency has downgraded the country since 1989.

Jerusalem celebrates 50 years to its unification
Jerusalem Day celebrations began on Tuesday in the capital with various events and concerts well into the night and continue in full force on Wednesday as the city marks 50 years to its unification. The President’s Residence hosted a musical event on Tuesday evening titled “Singing for you Jerusalem,” which featured a variety of artists and songs about the city. At Safra Square, the Jerusalem Symphonic Orchestra performed with Israeli singers Miri Mesika, David D’Or and Kobi Aflalo.

Syrian army says Islamic State’s ‘minister of war’ killed
The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State’s “minister of war” among other senior figures in the group in operations east of the northern city of Aleppo. A Syrian military source cited by Syrian state media identified the war minister as Abu Musab al-Masri, without saying exactly when or where he was killed. He was named among 13 senior Islamic State figures killed in Syrian army operations east of Aleppo, including men identified as Saudi and Iraqi nationals.

Mindanao: Churchgoers ‘taken hostage’ amid Marawi siege
A priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage by gunmen in Marawi city, on the island of Mindanao in southern Philippines, as thousands of residents fled ongoing unrest that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the region. The violence erupted on Tuesday after the army raided the hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, a commander of the Abu Sayyaf group, which has pledged allegiance to ISIL.

Europe’s denial of Islamic terrorism threat perplexes security specialists
The Manchester massacre underscores complaints from counterterrorism analysts that Europe has fallen into denial about the threat of Islamic terrorism. For instance, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is on record as saying terrorism is “part and parcel” of urban life.

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A US attack on North Korea is imminent
The US is preparing to attack North Korea, according to Geopolitical Futures founder George Friedman — setting the stage for a difficult, messy war with potentially catastrophic consequences.

UK Deploys Army As Terror Threat Raised To Highest, May Warns “More Attacks Imminent”
In response to the Monday terrorist attack, Prime Minister Theresa May raised the UK’s terror alert to the highest “critical” level, resulting in the deployment of armed forces on the street of Britain, and warning that “not only an attack remains highly likely but that a further attack may be imminent.”

Britain raises terror threat level after concert carnage
Britain prepared to deploy soldiers at key sites on Wednesday, having raised its terror threat level to maximum after a suicide bomber massacred 22 people at a pop concert in Manchester.

US Journalism’s New “Golden Age”?
The mainstream U.S. media is congratulating itself on its courageous defiance of President Trump and its hard-hitting condemnations of Russia, but the press seems to have forgotten that its proper role within the U.S. democratic structure is not to slant stories one way or another but to provide objective information for the American people.

Congressional Aides Fear Suspects In IT Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data
“I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point” with no arrests…”there are a lot of members who could go down over this.”

Exclusive — Rand Paul Explains Move to Force Vote Opposing Saudi Weapons Deal
…Paul previously used this exact tactic—forcing a Senate vote on a Saudi weapons deal—toward the end of the Obama administration to limited success. While only a quarter of the Senate backed him up, in the end the Obama administration changed part of the deal.

CONFIRMED: Leaked Classified Docs Show Obama Intel Agency Illegally Spied on Americans For Years
A new bombshell report from Circa News via leaked classified documents confirms what we have suspected to be true about the Obama administration. Obama’s Intel agency conducted illegal searches on Americans for years.



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Too Far? L.A. Times Publishes Op-Ed About Putting a ‘Binding Curse’ on President Trump
Diane Wagman is an author who frequently writes op-eds for The Los Angeles Times newspaper. She wrote: I cast a spell on the president. I was not alone. Thousands of witches, believers and people like me all over the world performed “A Spell to Bind Donald Trump….

Polls: Americans Don’t Want Trump to Be Impeached
A majority of American voters say there is no evidence of collusion between members of President Trump’s campaign and Russia and most are doubtful that investigations into the matter will lead to impeachment.

Trump Surges in Polls During First Foreign Trip
Rasmussen reports the president’s approval numbers rising to 48 percent from a recent low of 43, with disapproval at 52 percent, down from 57. The poll canvasses 500 likely voters per night for a three-day rolling average, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent.

China Accuses US Warship Of “Trespassing” In Disputed Waters, Warns It To “Leave Immediately
The U.S. patrol, the first of its kind since October, marks the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters. One official said it was the first operation near a land feature which was included in a ruling last year against China by an international arbitration court in The Hague. The court invalidated China’s claim to sovereignty over large swathes of the South China Sea

Bad intel from Russia influenced Comey’s Clinton announcement: report
James Comey’s controversial decision to detail the FBI’s findings in the Hillary Clinton email case without Justice Department input was influenced by a dubious Russian document that the FBI now considers to be bad intelligence, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Washington Dignitaries Gather to Celebrate Jerusalem Day, Call for Embassy Move
More than 100 lawmakers and religious leaders closely involved in U.S. government policy on the Middle East came out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem on Wednesday, Jerusalem Day. The celebration was hosted by the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) and took place in the Rayburn House Office Building at the U.S. Capitol.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Rumored to be a Pick for U.S. Religious Freedom Ambassador
According to Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Brownback was “second to none” as far as advocacy for persecuted religious groups was concerned. Brownback, who is currently 60 years of age, is a conservative Catholic. He served over a decade in the U.S. senate prior to becoming the Governor of Kansas. At present, he is two years into his second term as Governor of Kansas.

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage, first such ruling in Asia
Until 2001, China listed homosexuality as a mental disorder, but it is not illegal to be gay. Many large cities have thriving gay scenes, although gay men and women still face a lot of family pressure to get married and have children.

Hamas calls for day of rage in support of hunger strikers
Hamas urged Palestinians in the West Bank to participate in a day of rage on Friday to support hunger strikers in Israeli prisons. “Hamas calls on our people to spark clashes with the Israeli occupation in a day of rage,” Hamas said in a statement on Wednesday night

Report: Netanyahu mulling radical plan for east Jerusalem neighborhoods
A plan to separate some of east Jerusalem’s neighborhoods was presented to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu several months ago in a work meeting between the premier and MK Dr. Anat Berko (Likud). Berko accompanied her plan with a detailed map, aerial photographs and groundwork. The map in question was a map of the municipal areas of Jerusalem. At the center of it was marked a new border…whose purpose was to remove Israel’s municipal responsibility over a long list of Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem.

Evidence of 2,000-year-old battle for Jerusalem unearthed in City of David
To mark Jerusalem’s jubilee celebration commemorating the Six Day War, the Israel Antiquities Authority on Thursday unveiled rare relics from the 2,000-year-old battle for the capital that took place on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple. Findings, including well-preserved arrowheads and stone ballista balls, were discovered on the main street that ascended from the city’s gates and the Pool of Siloam to the Temple, which was excavated in recent years.

Report: Iran builds new underground ballistic missile factory
Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Thursday, in a development likely to fuel tension with Arab neighbors and Washington. “Iran’s third underground factory has been built by the Guards in recent years … We will continue to further develop our missile capabilities forcefully,” Fars quoted the head of the Republican Guard’s airspace division, Amirali Hajizadeh, as saying.

South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed Mischief Reef
A US warship has sailed close to an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, the first challenge to Beijing’s claim to the waters since President Donald Trump took office. According to unnamed sources cited by US media, the USS Dewey passed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef. China said the US vessel had entered its waters “without permission” and its navy had warned it to leave.

Trump in Brussels for ‘tough’ Nato talks amid protests
US President Donald Trump is in Brussels for what his team is describing as “tough” talks with other members of the Nato military alliance. Nato has agreed to Mr Trump’s request to join the US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State. But he may also press members to pay their full financial share.

Boeing is building DARPA’s new hypersonic space plane
A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: DARPA has announced that it’s partnering with Boeing to build its next generation hypersonic space plane.

Brazil’s President Deploys Federal Troops to Quell Protests
Besieged by protests, Brazil’s president on Wednesday deployed federal troops to restore order in the capital, Brasília, after demonstrators calling for his ouster clashed with security forces. Defense Minister Raul Jungmann went on national television on Wednesday afternoon to insist that President Michel Temer was only trying to restore calm in the capital by calling in the troops to patrol some areas.

Jordan holds Israel responsible after Jews ‘dishonored al-Aqsa’
The Jordanian government has strongly condemned the presence of Jews at the al-Aqsa mosque complex on Wednesday after 15 Jews were arrested for bowing on the Temple Mount, where they are not allowed to pray, while others sang the Israeli national anthem. A statement from the Jordanian government slammed Israeli authorities for “allowing Jewish extremists to storm Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif,” which they said “violated the sanctity of the mosque and offended the feelings of Muslims around the world.”

Philippines deploys helicopters in battle to retake city from Islamist rebels
Troops backed by attack helicopters battled dozens of militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines on Thursday after attempts to secure volatile areas met heavy resistance. The army sent about 100 soldiers, including U.S.-trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in mainly Muslim Marawi City held by militants of the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

The Trump Collapse Scapegoat Narrative Has Now Been Launched
“I have been warning since long before the election that Trump’s presidency would be the perfect vehicle for central banks and international financiers to divert blame for the economic crisis that would inevitably explode once the Fed moved firmly into interest rate hikes. Every indication since my initial prediction shows that this is the case. The media was building the foundation of the narrative from the moment Trump won the election.”

Another Insurer Quits Obamacare Leaving 25 Counties In Missouri With No Healthcare Options
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City has just joined the growing ranks of insurers across the country that have decided they’ve lost just about enough money on Obamacare and their exit will leave 25 counties in Missouri with zero healthcare options in 2018.

‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement to Be Awarded Peace Prize
The Black Lives Matter movement will receive the Sydney Peace Prize, an award given by the Sydney Peace Foundation — part of the University of Sydney — and be honored at an event in the city in November, the foundation announced this week.

Manchester attack: Who was Salman Abedi?
Police have named 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi as the person suspected of carrying out the suicide attack at Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

If a nuclear bomb explodes nearby, here’s why you should never, ever get in a car
No one could fault you for panicking after the sight and roar of a nuclear blast. But there is one thing you should never do, according to Brooke Buddemeier, a health physicist and radiation expert at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Hannity Says Liberal Fascists After Sponsors
Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there.


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78% of Israelis say peace not possible, split if PM serious to make deal
Some 78% of Israelis believe there is no chance of reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians, despite the efforts of US President Donald Trump, according to a Panels Research poll taken for Maariv on Wednesday and released on Thursday. Only 18% believe it is possible to reach such an agreement, while 4% do not know, according to the poll of 542 Israeli adults who constitute a statistical sample of the population with a margin of error of 4.3%.

Israel’s eyes in the sky gather intel in a shifting Middle East
The Air Force’s reconnaissance aircraft have been flying more intelligence missions in light of rising threats along Israel’s borders and the continuing wave of Palestinian violence in the West Bank. The small and unassuming Sde Dov Airport is tucked between the city’s Tel Aviv Port and the Ramat Aviv neighborhood, taking civilians away on vacation. But the hybrid civilian/military airport is also where the air force’s First Squadron planes is based, and took off to fly at least 6,000 hours in 2016 alone.

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack
At least 23 people have been killed and 25 wounded after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, state media report. The incident occurred in Minya province, 250km (155 miles) south of Cairo, as the bus headed to a church. There have been a number of attacks on Copts in recent months claimed by Islamic State (IS) militants.

G7 leaders gather for ‘robust’ talks in Sicily
US President Donald Trump is attending a G7 summit with leaders of the world’s major economies in Sicily, Italy, on the last leg of his first foreign trip. A tough debate is expected on issues including trade and climate change. The G7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. The EU also has representatives.

Brazil protests: Temer revokes decree deploying troops in Brasilia
Brazilian President Michel Temer has revoked a decree that deployed troops in the capital, Brasilia, to defend government buildings against protests. The decree was made on Wednesday when the government said police could not contain anti-government demonstrations. However, the move was strongly criticised by city authorities and the opposition.

Libya: breeding and training ground for jihadists
Feeding on the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow and killing of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, jihadists have used the country to recruit and export militants. Salman Abedi, the man suspected of carrying out the attack on a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people and wounded dozens, was born in Britain but visited Libya before the bombing that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties
The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.

Mark Zuckerberg joins Silicon Valley bigwigs in calling for government to give everybody free money
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on the need to consider universal basic income for Americans during his Harvard Commencement Speech. Zuckerberg’s comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator. “Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract,” Zuckerberg said during his speech.

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25; dozens missing
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 25 people while dozens are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations. The early rainy season downpours have forced hundreds of people from their homes across the Indian Ocean island. “There are at least five landslides reported in several places in Kaluthara,” said police spokesman Priyantha Jayakody, referring to the worst-hit district on the island’s west coast.

Planned Parenthood executives joke about decapitating fetuses in new video
Planned Parenthood executives joked about decapitated fetuses, admitted to altering abortion procedures to preserve fetal organs and said clinics have a financial incentive to sell human tissue in a new undercover video released Thursday.

Patriots to sponsor LGBT ‘Gay Bowl’
…The stick to sports crowd usually targets players or media personalities. Now they may have to say it to an entire organization. This weekend the Patriots announced they will sponsor the 2017 Gay Bowl, which is a national championship flag football built with teams from the LGBT community.

Twitter Suspends WND For Seth Rich Story
“We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we’ve temporarily limited some of your account features. While in this state, you can still browse Twitter, but you’re limited to only sending Direct Messages to your followers – no Tweets, Retweets, or likes.”

US On Track To Kill More Syrian Civilians Than Russia For 5th Straight Month
Coalition-led airstrikes in Syria killed a total of 225 civilians between April 23 and May 23, the highest 30-day death toll for U.S.-led forces since the campaign began, Agence France-Presse reported. That’s nearly double the number of intended targets…

Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed For Supreme Court
President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

Jared Kushner “Under FBI Scrutiny” In Russia Probe: NBC
“Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News.”

Trump talks terrorism while Europe shouts ‘Climate!’
While terrorism may top President Donald Trump’s agenda, European leaders keep pressing him on climate change and the environment. French President Emmanuel Macron worked on Trump during lunch Thursday, urging the U.S. president not to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement on climate change before getting on a plane to Sicily, Italy.

Charlie Daniels’ Open Letter to Chuck Schumer: You’ve Opened Pandora’s Box
Sen. Schumer, I don’t live in your constituency, but in the larger picture, you live in mine and every other legal, taxpaying American citizen who is affected by the power you hold in your political party, your blind allegiance to it and the obstructionist posture to anything that doesn’t directly benefit it.

Trump Pledges That Leakers Will Be ‘Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law’
Donald Trump pledged that those in his administration who are leaking sensitive information will be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” In a statement Thursday, the president said he has asked the Department of Justice to launch “a complete review” into leaks, which he finds “deeply troubling” because they pose “a grave threat” to national security.

The Syrian Airfield The US Hit Is Back In Business
In the past week, the Syrians began returning Su-22 and MiG-23 fighter jets back to Shayrat airfield, which the US military attacked on April 6 with 59 Tomahawk missiles. The aircraft returning to Shayrat had been distributed throughout regime-controlled portions of the country, defense officials



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Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli
Libyan militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government have launched a series of attacks on loyalist forces in the capital, Tripoli. At least 28 people were killed and about 130 injured, officials said. Explosions were heard across the city and witnesses said residential areas in the south had been shelled.

Afghanistan war: At least 13 dead in Khost bombing
At least 13 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say. At least two children were among the wounded, the information ministry said. The attacker targeted police vehicles in the centre of Khost. So far no group has claimed responsibility although the Taliban and the group known as Islamic State will be the main suspects.

Kashmir conflict: Top militant Sabzar Bhat killed, police say
A leading commander with the banned Hizbul Mujahideen militant group in Indian-administered Kashmir has been shot dead along with other suspected militants, the security forces say. They say that Sabzar Bhat was killed when police raided a hideout. His death will be regarded as a triumph by the Indian security forces but has already led to a wave of protests.

Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa
Leaders of the G7 group of rich nations have begun the last day of their summit with talks on the migrant crisis. Leaders from Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Niger and Nigeria have taken part in the discussions in Taormina, Sicily. Italy chose to host the G7 there to draw attention to Africa and the risks to migrants crossing to Europe. US President Donald Trump is said to oppose a statement highlighting the benefits of migration. He also opposes language on trade and climate change.

Chinese Jets Intercept U.S. Navy Plane, Pentagon Says
The Pentagon said two Chinese jet fighters unsafely intercepted a U.S. naval surveillance plane over the South China Sea in the second such incident around China’s shores in a week. Cmdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement that the two Chinese J-10 fighters intercepted a U.S. Navy P-3 aircraft in international airspace on Wednesday. He didn’t provide the exact location.

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul
Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement. The fall of the city would effectively mark the end of Iraqi half of the “caliphate” declared nearly three years ago by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which also covers parts of Syria.

Putin and Erdogan want deeper strategic partnership: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan confirmed in a phone call their mutual desire for a deepening of the strategic partnership between their two countries, the Kremlin said on Saturday. The Kremlin said the two leaders discussed agreements previously made about removing economic restrictions between Russia and Turkey, as well as questions relating to the TurkStream and Akkuyu energy projects.

2 dead in stabbing after intervening when man yelled anti-Muslim slurs at women, police say
Police say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Northeast Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women, one of whom was wearing a hijab. The suspect is in custody, police said in a statement. His name has not yet been released.

Hillary Clinton: “The Right Is Afraid Of Me Because I Don’t Die”
“…these guys on the other side are not just interested in my losing, they want to keep coming after me. What are they so afraid of? Me, to some extent. Because I don’t die, despite their best efforts. But what [really drives them] is what I represent…”

Obama Speaks on Global Warming, Then Spews CO2 With Private Jet, 13-Car Motorcade Hypocrisy of radical environmentalists knows no bounds…

Egyptian Warplanes Bomb Terrorist Camps In Libya After Attack On Coptic Christians
Hours after gunmen opened fire on a convoy of vehicles carrying Coptic Christian worshippers to a desert monastery in Egypt, killing 28, the Egyptian warplanes carried out six bombing strikes targeting camps near Derna in Libya where Cairo believes militants responsible for the deadly attack were traine

Obama Holdover Colluded With Unions To Pressure Congress
An Obama administration appointee with deep ties to labor unions promoted a grassroots campaign to reverse the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the federal regulatory board he sits on.

Trump urged to appoint special prosecutor on Obama’s spying
…former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy suggests President Trump should flip the script on his inquisitors in three bold moves that would turn Democrats from hunters into the hunted: Appoint a special counsel to investigate political spying, including unmasking and leaks to the media. Have Congress hold hearings on whether the Obama Justice Department colluded with the Hillary Clinton campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Have Congress hold hearings on collusion between the Clinton Foundation and Russia.

Best Buds Mueller and Comey Target Trump
The Washington Post, a mouthpiece for Obama holdovers in the CIA and other agencies, reports that “sources” say a current White House official is under investigation as “a significant person of interest” in Russia-gate, but that the sources “would not further identify the official.”

Obama Goes From Sulking to Skulking
German chancellor Angela Merkel and the trash tabloid headlines supermarket shoppers read while waiting to cash out have much in common: Both are unwilling to let former President Barack Obama go and live in a fantasy world where he’s still president.



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New Evidence of Battle for Second Temple Matches Ancient Account of Josephus
“Josephus’ descriptions of the battle in the lower city come face-to-face for the first time with evidence that was revealed in the field in a clear and chilling manner,” said Stanton and Hagbi the directors of the excavation. “Stone ballista balls fired by catapults used to bombard Jerusalem during the Roman siege of the city, were discovered in the excavations. Arrowheads, used by the Jewish rebels in the hard-fought battles agains the Roman legionnaires were found exactly as described by Josephus.

Netanyahu’s Cabinet Moves Meeting to Ancient Tunnels Beneath Western Wall
Prtime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet on Sunday conducted its weekly meeting inside the Western Wall (Kotel) tunnels in honor of Jerusalem Day and the celebration of the liberation of eastern Jerusalem and the Old City. Among other topics, the ministers will debate the construction of an elevator and underground passages from the Jewish Quarter to the Kotel plaza. A cable car will also be discussed.

Trump tells ‘confidants’ U.S. will leave Paris climate deal: Axios
U.S. President Donald Trump has told “confidants,” including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change, Axios news outlet reported on Saturday, citing three sources with direct knowledge. On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week.

Abbas rejects Trump’s peace proposal

According to Hebrew newspaper Israel Hayom, Abbas rejected Trump’s offer of a regional plan which would first entail normalizing relations with Israel’s neighbors and only afterwards discussing a Palestinian state.

CME HITS, SPARKS AURORAS
A CME hit Earth’s magnetic field on May 27th. At first, for several hours, the seemingly weak impact barely disturbed our planet’s magnetic environment. Then the storms began. As Earth passed through the CME’s wake, energetic particles poured through a crack in Earth’s magnetosphere, sparking strong G3-class geomagnetic storms and bright auroras.

Comey Lied: FBI Illegally Shared Raw Intel on Americans
Flying in direct contradiction to his final congressional testimony under oath as the Director of the FBI, newly declassified top secret U.S. Intelligence memos have revealed that when James Comey told lawmakers that his agency only used sensitive espionage data gathered about Americans without a warrant “when it was lawfully collected, carefully overseen and checked,” he may have been lying.

Israel preparing partial evacuation in case of conflict with Lebanon
A senior Israeli military official told The Media Line that Israel has prepared a partial evacuation plan for areas close to the border with Lebanon in case of a renewed round of fighting with pro-Iranian Hezbollah guerrillas. He confirmed media reports that Hezbollah has more than 100,000 rockets that can cover all of Israel, but said “90 percent” of them are short-range rockets, with a range of about 28 miles.

Norway slams PA for glorifying terrorists with its money
Norway on Friday condemned the Palestinian Authority’s naming of a woman’s center in the West Bank after a female terrorist who took part in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre that killed 37 people. Oslo also asked the PA to repay money it provided for the center. The move came just three days after US President Donald Trump, standing alongside PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, said that peace “can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded or rewarded.”

Sri Lanka floods: Residents afraid as more rain forecast
Sri Lankans recovering from devastating floods are bracing themselves for more rain as emergency teams rush to deliver aid. Floodwaters receded on Sunday but many villages were still inundated. At least 146 people have been killed and nearly 500,000 displaced in the flooding and mudslides triggered by heavy rains on Friday.

Climate change: Trump keeps world waiting on Paris deal
Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from US allies in recent days. The US president tweeted he would make his “final decision” on the Paris accord after his return to Washington. Mr Trump left the G7 summit in Sicily on Saturday without reaffirming his commitment to the accord, unlike the other six world leaders in attendance.

Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists
Bodies of what appeared to be executed civilians were found in a ravine outside a besieged Philippine city on Sunday as a six-day occupation by Islamist rebels fending off a military onslaught took a more sinister turn. The eight dead, most of them shot in the head and some with hands tied behind their backs, were laborers who were stopped by Islamic State-linked militants on the outskirts of Marawi City while trying to flee clashes, according to police.

Report reveals number of jihadists in UK
Intelligence officers have said they have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in the United Kingdom, according to a report by the Times of London on Saturday. Of the 23,000 radical jihadists identified in the United Kingdom, the intelligence sources said about 3,000 are believed to pose a “threat” and are currently being investigated or actively monitored.

Submarines dismantled in Puget Sound are symbols of nation’s defense dilemma
Even the ambitious goals of the Trump administration for a larger Navy are running up against budget and industry constraints. Nowhere is that as true as with the “Silent Service,” submarines.

Dollar General Accounts For 80% Of All New Store Openings In The US
Of the 1,041 stores expected set to open in 2017, 80%, or 810, belong to the one retail chain that focuses almost exclusively on America’s poortest, i.e., Dollar General.

The Golden Conspiracy
“Is there gold price manipulation going on? Absolutely. There’s no question about it. That’s not just an opinion… Now, where is the manipulation coming from? There are a number of suspects but you need look no further than China. “

Iran’s Shockingly Honest Reaction To Trump’s Visit To Saudi Arabia
“We have seen it all before. The Saudis are spending billions on arms which they don’t have the capacity to absorb…The Shah, too, spent billions of dollars buying arms from America, he too had capacity problems. We had 65,000 Americans in Iran, most of them in the armed forces. But then came the revolution and the weapons were used against him and his regime.”

Czech parliament asks government to recognize Jerusalem
The lower chamber of the Czech parliament calls on government to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, stop funding ‘anti-Israel’ UNESCO.

Judge tries to stop you from watching this video
A federal judge in California, appointed under the pro-abortion agenda of Barack Obama, was infuriated that a newly released undercover video revealed abortionists at the top level of the U.S. industry joking about “eyeballs in laps” and other horrific incidents, and has censored the news media’s delivery of that information to the American public.

Congress needs to impeach this judge!
…Here’s the astonishing record of William Horsley Orrick III. It almost goes without saying he was a Barack Obama appointee. But he may have bought that appointment by raising $200,000 for the Obama campaign and personally donating $30,000 to committees supporting the campaign. After those lavish donations, in 2013, Orrick was appointed by Obama and confirmed by the Senate to the same seat his father, Judge William Orrick Jr., held from 1974 to 2003. In other words, it was his turn to inherit this lifetime job.

Major Demographic Shifts Indicate Israel Will Soon Redivide Into 12 Tribes
As Israel’s population increases, manifesting God’s promise to Abraham, the scales are tipping and very soon the majority of the world’s Jews will be living in Israel. Not only does this in itself fulfill prophecy, it will bring about the conditions that Jewish law states are the prophesied Third Inheritance of Israel, creating a new, end-of-days reality in the Holy Land.

Judicial Watch Sues for Records on Obama White House Unmasking Trump Associates
Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department (DOJ) and the National Security Agency (NSA) for information about Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s communications concerning alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 election, the hacking of DNC computers, and the “unmasking” (identification by name) of any Trump campaign or transition team personnel as part of U.S. intelligence gathering activities.




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Netanyahu: Israeli land swaps with Palestinians won’t bring peace
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Tuesday that any future peace agreement…must include an Israeli military presence in the West Bank and offered insight on security concerns the government may have following a prospective deal…Netanyahu said that “In any peace agreement we will have to maintain military control of all the territory west of the Jordan River. This is the truth and I will continue saying this truth.”

Report: After Iranian elections, Tehran-Hamas ties warming up
Iran has allegedly decided to resume financial backing for Hamas, Palestinian sources said on Tuesday. The move came after representatives from the Islamic Republic and the Palestinian terror group conducted intensive discussions in Lebanon over the last two weeks, according to London-based Arab language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat.

Report: China open to ‘active role’ in advancing Mideast peace process
China is willing to play an active role in pushing forward the frozen peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported Tuesday. The report cited remarks made by Chinese special envoy to the Middle East, Gong Xiaosheng, during a meeting on Monday night with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

White House faces deadline for clarity on Israel embassy move
Twice a year…presidents have issued a “suspension of limitations”…provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act– a waiver that allows them to delay moving the US Embassy…from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “…to protect the national security interests of the United States.”…every December and June since 1998, the White House…waive an appropriations requirement that would suspend 50% of the State Department’s buildings maintenance budget until the secretary of state verifies he has opened a Jerusalem embassy.

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain
At least five people have been killed in Bangladesh after Cyclone Mora hit the country’s south-eastern coast. Most of them were killed by falling trees in the districts of Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati, officials told the BBC. Hundreds of houses were fully or partly damaged, the officials said. Significant damage is reported in refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims from neighbouring Myanmar.

Moscow threat as Moldova expels five Russian diplomats
Russia has condemned Moldova’s decision to expel five of its diplomats, calling it a move against the country’s pro-Russian president. Russia’s response will be “quite harsh”, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said. Moldova’s pro-EU government announced the expulsions on Monday, without giving a reason. It is one of Europe’s poorest countries and gets EU funding.

Moscow storm: 16 killed in Russian capital and region
Sixteen people were killed when a severe thunderstorm hit Moscow and the region around the Russian capital on Monday, officials say. Hundreds of trees were toppled, and about 150 people needed medical help. It was the deadliest storm in the city for more than 100 years, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs
US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world’s most threatening superbugs. Their new version of vancomycin is designed to be ultra-tough and appears to be a thousand times more potent than the old drug, PNAS journal reports. It fights bacteria in three different ways, making it much less likely that the bugs can dodge the attack.

Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity as World’s No. 1 Religion
Muslims will double their share of the population in the United States by 2050 and surpass Christianity as the world’s dominant religion by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center report released last week. The Pew study comes the same week that saw two acts of mass murder perpetrated by Muslim extremists — a suicide bombing outside a concert in Manchester, England, and a gun attack on a bus filled with Coptic Christians in Egypt.

‘Shocked’ South Korea leader Moon orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe after the Defence Ministry failed to inform him that four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country…The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system battery was initially deployed in March in the southeastern region of Seongju with just two of its maximum load of six launchers to counter a growing North Korean missile threat.

LEAKED DOCS: OBAMA ADMIN “LOST TRACK” OF $1B WORTH OF WEAPONS SENT TO THE MIDDLE EAST
Documents reportedly obtained by Amnesty International reveal that under Obama, the Pentagon lost track of nearly $1 billion worth of weapons sent to the Iraqi Security Forces.

Hillary Aide Charged with Violations of Espionage Act and Conspiracy with Hostile Foreign Agents
Buried in the news of everything important by the Mainstream Media that is still protecting Hillary and Obama even after Donald Trump became president: Report what we need to report and cover up what we need to cover up.

“The Technology Is Getting Real” – Laser Weapons Edge Closer To Battlefield Use
“The technology is getting real. It’s the dawn of a new era where the tech can be made

Trump SMASHES another Obama legacy; liberals WEEP
…Barack Obama deserved plenty of credit for gutting welfare reform during his administration, granting the states the option to waive their work for welfare requirements, which led to skyrocketing usage. States that have re-implemented their work requirements have seen precipitous drop-offs in welfare use among their able bodied residents. President Donald Trump is going to make sure it’s all states that end up re-implementing those work requirements.

Three Leakers Of Classified White House Information Said To Be Identified, Expected To Be Fired
Three leakers of classified information at the White House have been identified and are expected to be fired, according to CBS which adds that leaks of Trump’s conversation with Lavrov are by officials who are holdovers from President Obama’s administration.

Heineken Campaign Calls For “World Without Borders”
A new ad campaign for Heineken beer promotes “a world without borders or barriers,” in another nod to the vacuous virtue-signaling that is being embraced by many top companies.

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Arch of Ba’al, Erected for G7, Is Portal for Messiah – or New World Order, Warns Rabbi
A pagan arch erected in Italy one month before the meeting of the world’s most powerful leaders in the same country may be the portal whose opening could usher in the age of the Messiah – or a sinister World Order, a prominent rabbi has claimed. The rabbi believes that the two events – the unveiling last month of a replica of the Palmyra Arch, a symbol of paganism and idol worship, and the recent G7 summit, representing the coming together of world powers – are deeply and troublingly connected.

Country-rock superstar warns Schumer of Democrat scandals
Country music superstar Charlie Daniels…has issued a warning to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Daniels challenges Schumer to “lay your hand on a Holy Bible and tell America that you believe in your heart that Donald Trump has actually colluded with Vladimir Putin and the Russian government to the detriment of the United States of America.”

Philippine authorities seize 605 kilos of meth from China
Philippine authorities said Monday that they have seized 605 kilograms (1,334 pounds) of high-grade methamphetamine shipped from China following a tip from the Chinese government.

Trump says North Korea shows ‘great disrespect’ to China with missile
U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korea showed disrespect to its major ally China after it fired a short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast.

PM Abe: Japan will take steps with US to deter North Korea
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch and vowed action along with other nations to deter Pyongyang’s repeated provocations. “As we agreed at the recent G7, the issue of North Korea is a top priority for the international community,” Abe told reporters in brief televised remarks. “Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea.”

Abbas is being told to shape up – or else
Trump pointedly told Abbas: “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded. We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single, unified voice.

Israel conducts ‘experimental’ rocket test over heart of the country
The Defense Ministry said Monday that it conducted a successful experimental test of its rocket propulsion system from a military base located in the center of Israel. Images shared on social media showed a projectile streaking through the sky…Rocket propulsion systems are designed to launch large systems such as satellites, ballistic missiles and large ground to air missiles.

Pro-peace group leverages Six Day War anniversary for global Jewish action
New peace organization “Save Israel, Stop the Occupation” (SISO) is appealing to Jews both in Israel and around the world to join their call for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, running events throughout June to mark 50 years since the Six Day War when Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem…Internationally, SISO is coordinating with Jewish communities on five continents, appealing to them to partner with Israelis to end military rule over the Palestinians.

Australia to send 30 additional troops to Afghanistan
Australia will increase its troop presence in Afghanistan following a formal request from the US, Canberra has said. The 30 new military advisers will raise Australia’s total deployment to 300, Defence Minister Marise Payne said. Earlier this month, US authorities recommended sending at least 3,000 more soldiers to fight the Taliban.

France’s Macron set for ‘tough’ talks with Putin near Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron will shortly hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin near Paris, amid tensions over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. They will meet at the ornate Grand Trianon Palace at Versailles. Mr Macron says he expects some tough words. It could be an awkward meeting, the BBC’s Lucy Williamson in Paris reports.

N. Korea fires ‘Scud-type’ ballistic missile
North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its eastern coast early Monday morning, dealing another blow to efforts by South Korea’s new government to improve inter-Korean ties. The missile, presumed to be a Scud type, was launched eastward from the vicinity of Wonsan, Gangwon Province, at around 5:39 a.m., according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). “The flight distance is around 450 kilometers,” it said.

Israeli govt meeting near Jerusalem site angers Palestinians
The Palestinians sharply condemned Israel on Sunday for holding a government meeting near a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the core of their conflict. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet met Sunday in tunnels near the site for a special session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 war, an event it celebrates as the “unification” of its eternal capital.

Iran leader slams Saudis as America’s ‘milking cow’
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei launched a fierce attack against regional rival Saudi Arabia, saying it was being pumped “like a milking cow” by “infidel” Americans. “These people (the Saudis) appear to believe in the Koran… but in practice they act against its teachings,” Khamenei said at a meeting on Saturday to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

Japan’s growing concern over China’s naval might
The Izumo is the largest vessel built by Japan since the end of World War Two – and she looks very much like an aircraft carrier…There is growing support in Japan for a more strident response to Chinese military assertiveness around Japanese waters and Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force has been increasingly active in the region.

Philippines military says close to defeating Islamist rebels
The Philippines military said on Monday it was close to retaking a southern city held for a seventh day by Islamist militants, as helicopters unleashed more rockets on positions held by the rebels aligned with Islamic State. The clashes…the Maute militia…has become the biggest security challenge of Rodrigo Duterte’s 11-month presidency, with gunmen resisting air and ground assaults and still in control of central parts of a city of 200,000 people.

Cyclone churns towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka, India
An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh on Monday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and thunderstorms in eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast. Impoverished Bangladesh, hit by cyclones every year, warned that some low-lying coastal areas were “likely to be inundated by a storm surge of four to five feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters)” above normal and raised the storm danger signal, on a scale of one to 10, to seven.

In “Watershed Moment” Merkel Says Germany Can No Longer Rely On America
In what has been dubbed a “watershed moment” Angela Merkel speaking at a rally in Bavaria, said that Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” as it can no longer rely on the US and UK. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days.”

Hypocrisy alert: Lebanon almost finished building a wall, with 4 watchtowers, Around 100,000 ‘Palestinians’, World Says Nothing
You know how “human rights” groups and “pro-Palestinian” groups love to say that Israel puts Palestinians in Gaza as well as the West Bank in an “open-air prison”? You know how the media will exhaustively cover any defensive measures Israel does to protect itself from terrorists that live among the Palestinians as “collective punishment”?

California Ready for Single-Payer Insurance … But Who’s Going to Pay for It?
In California, after the state robs the taxpayers of their last pennies, apparently more money just falls out of the sky.

Senator: Regs not protecting kids from spying toys
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has written to the Federal Trade Commission expressing concern that the regulations for toys and related products are not keeping pace with “consumer and technology trends.” He said toys that spy on kids by automatically connecting to the Internet through WiFi can deliver tantalizing tidbits of information about their lives to marketers.

“You Tricked Me” – Trump Reportedly Rages At Palestine’s Abbas For ‘Lying To Him’
“You tricked me in Washington… You talked to me about peace, but the Israelis showed me that you are personally supporting incitement…”

Homeland’s Kelly Lashes Out At “Treasonous” Intelligence Leakers
“I believe when you leak the kind of information that seems to be routinely leaked – high, high level of classification – I think it’s darn close to treason.”

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by Benghazi families
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn’t defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied.



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AN EXPLOSION ON THE SUN
Today, May 30th, a long dark filament of magnetism is lifting off the surface of the sun.
As the filament lashes through the sun’s atmosphere, it could propel a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space–much like the one that sparked a strong geomagnetic storm on May 28th.

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, causing panic
Sutopo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said in a statement the quake lasted around 20 seconds and caused panic and people to rushed out of their houses. Many have stayed outside because of an aftershock.

Severe thunderstorm rattles Moscow, kills at least 16 people
Severe weather sweeping through Moscow, Russia, on Monday resulted in the death of at least 16 people, according to Russian officials. More than 200 other people reported injuries related to the storm, which arrived during the middle of the afternoon when many people were outdoors. The storm is the deadliest to hit the Russian capital since 1998.

CRISPR gene-editing tool causes unintended genetic mutations
It’s not hyperbolic to say that the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique has been a revolutionary breakthrough, allowing scientists the ability to quickly, easily and precisely edit sections of DNA. But questions over how precise the CRISPR tool is have been raised in a new study from Columbia University Medical Center, which shows this gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome.

Trump Completely Un-enamored With Abbas
Reports have emerged that the closed door meeting between Trump and Abbas was definitely not friendly when Abbas reiterated that his Fatah faction was not involved in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement.

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea
Japan has urged China to do more to influence North Korea to help pressure the country to stop its nuclear and missile development. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says that during talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, he urged Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi to have China play a greater role in dealing with Pyongyang.

Turkey Attempting to Take Over Jordanian Control of Temple Mount
The Jerusalem municipality’s eastern Jerusalem experts have revealed in recent days that Turkey has been competing with Jordan over influence among Arab residents as well as over control of the Temple Mount, Hashiloach—an Israeli journal for thought and policy, created by the Tikvah Fund—reported last week. The city’s experts, David Koren and Ben Avrahami, also revealed that Turkey has begun pouring millions of dollars into non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in eastern Jerusalem, in order to strengthen Ankara’s status among the Arab residents, at the expense of Jordan and Israel.

US May Tacitly Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Report Says
The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday that President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence may participate in the event, hosted by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and that the broadcast could be perceived as the White House’s tacit recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

North Korea promises ‘gifts’ to the Americans
Kim Jong-Un says latest ballistic missile test is a step towards sending bigger “gift package” to the U.S.

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters 8th day
The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen. The government says it is close to retaking Marawi from the Islamic State-linked Maute group, which seized parts of the city after a failed attempt by security forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the militants’ so-called emir of Southeast Asia.



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Law enforcement just won a major victory at the Supreme Court
the Supremes have unanimously wiped the provocation doctrine off the books. Writing today for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Alito overturned that 9th Circuit decision, dismantled the provocation doctrine, and ruled in favor of the officers. The provocation doctrine “is incompatible with our excessive force jurisprudence,” Justice Alito declared.

Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. Forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).

Huge bomb in sewage tanker kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital
A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings. The victims appeared mainly to have been Afghan civilians.

Russia fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets from Mediterranean
A Russian warship and submarine have fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

Pentagon successfully tests ICBM defense system for first time
The U.S. military on Tuesday cheered a successful, first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, in a major milestone for a program meant to defend against a mounting North Korean threat.

Cholera outbreak kills 532 in Yemen: WHO
In a Twitter post on Wednesday, the WHO said more than 65,300 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded in 253 districts in the country.

The Pope’s Marxist Head of the Jesuits
Pope Francis has been planting Marxists throughout the Church, including at the top of the troubled religious order to which he belongs. In 2016, the Jesuits, with the blessing of Pope Francis, installed as its general superior a Venezuelan, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, whose communist convictions have long been known.

Kabul bomb: Diplomatic zone attack kills dozens
A powerful vehicle bomb has hit the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 people and injuring 350. It struck close to the German embassy in Zanbaq Square, with civilians said to be the main casualties. The morning rush-hour blast was so strong it blew out windows and doors hundreds of metres away.

Swiss court convicts man over ‘defamatory’ Facebook likes
A court in Switzerland has fined a man for “liking” comments deemed to be defamatory that were posted on Facebook. The landmark case involved comments made about Erwin Kessler, the head of an animal protection group. He was accused of being anti-Semitic and racist, media reports say.

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria
A Russian warship and submarine in the Mediterranean have fired four cruise missiles at so-called Islamic State (IS) positions in central Syria. The strike – the first of its kind since November – targeted militants and heavy weapons near the city of Palmyra, the Russian defence ministry said. The militants had been redeployed from the IS stronghold of Raqqa, it added.

Syria conflict: US sends arms to Kurdish forces fighting IS
The US says it has started distributing weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the Kurdish fighters had received small arms and vehicles from the US military. The weapons aim to help them drive IS from its Syrian stronghold, Raqqa.

UN chief Guterres says climate deal is essential
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said it is “absolutely essential” that the world unite to combat the threat from climate change. Speaking in New York, Mr Guterres said if any country doubted the need for the 2015 Paris climate accord, then other countries must “stay the course”. He was speaking after US President Donald Trump refused to join other leaders of the G7 group of rich nations in reaffirming support for the accord.

Iranian-backed forces amassing near U.S. training base in Syria
Hundreds of Iranian-backed militiamen, fighting alongside government troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, are amassing near a U.S.-training base located near the country’s border with Iraq, the Defense Department confirmed Tuesday. Pro-Assad fighters supported by Tehran have begun conducting patrols near the southern Syrian town of At Tanf, which is home to a U.S. training camp for moderate Syrian militias battling the Islamic State, said Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis.

Arctic air base gets $40 million upgrade in face of increasing missile threats
For the first time ever, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile Tuesday. The move is partly a response to North Korea… Its official news agency said Tuesday morning that dictator Kim Jong Un threatened, “to send a bigger gift package,” to the U.S. A new Russian military base in the Arctic is also putting attention on the Pentagon’s northernmost base, located in Greenland, which was originally built as a buffer during the Cold War.

Illinois House Passes Automatic Voter Registration Bill
The AP reports that bill passed unanimously in the House 115-0 and is now headed to the Senate to review the changes made since it passed the Senate the first time. The bill, SB1933, would automatically register eligible voters if they visit the secretary of state’s offices or other state agencies. The bill also allows people to opt out of registering to vote.

49 shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend — and that’s a sign of progress
The grim tally of 49 shot over Memorial Day weekend, historically one of the most violent times of the year here, is oddly the latest sign the city may be turning a corner in the fight against gun violence.

U.S. Missile Defense Test Over Pacific Ocean a Key Milestone
The Pentagon successfully tested a U.S. long-range interceptor missile over the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday in an exercise aimed at helping gauge American readiness to counter a potential threat from North Korea.

Delingpole: Climate Mob Threatens Trump – ‘Quit Paris and You’re Toast!’
The international climate mob have made President Trump an offer he can’t refuse: “Stay in Paris – or the U.S. gets it!”

Blackburn’s Browser Act: Google, Facebook Need Data Consent
Google and Facebook are actively trying to stop a proposed law that would force them to acquire consent from users before collecting their personal information. The “Browser Act,” introduced May 18 by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, mandates that people must explicitly give permission to internet service providers (ISPs) and websites wanting to use their browsing history and other data for business purposes.

Venezuela’s Socialist Disaster is Being Financed by Goldman Sachs
Nothing to see here. Just another failed attempt at socialism. The opposition forces are finally figuring it all out too. The government is in control, not the people, and Julio Borges is blaming Goldman Sachs for financing the all-but-failed democratic socialist nation.

Sean Hannity strikes back at critics by going after Rachel Maddow
Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday promoted a campaign targeting MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s advertisers after a handful of the conservative television personality’s sponsors abandoned his program last week over his relentless promotion of a conspiracy theory.



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S&P, Moody’s Downgrade Illinois to Near Junk, Lowest Ever for a U.S. State
Illinois had its bond rating downgraded to one step above junk by Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings, the lowest ranking on record for a U.S. state, as the long-running political stalemate over the budget shows no signs of ending.

NATO Moves Thousands of Troops In One of Year’s Largest Europe Drills
NATO allies are conducting a massive drill in southeastern Europe meant to test the alliance’s ability to move large quantities of troops and equipment into the region.

Auto Bloodbath: Lowest Domestic Auto Sales In Three Years Despite Record Inventories And Incentives
After abysmal March and April sales data, any hope for a rebound in the US auto market fizzled as overall cars sales declined again, with domestic light vehicles sales printing an annualized 12.59 million, the lowest sales number going back more than three years, despite record inventories and car discounts.

“She Has No Self-Awareness”: RNC Chair Blasts Hillary Clinton For Her Election Excuses
“She seems to be totally unaware. She has no self-awareness. Maybe she needs a class or something that we can send her to… it reinforces why she lost every time she goes out and does these interviews.”

Trump to sign waiver delaying US embassy move to Jerusalem
Stepping back from a campaign promise and incurring Israeli ire, President Donald Trump has kept the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv for now instead of moving it to Jerusalem, a cautious move aimed at bolstering prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

Secret Service relaxes marijuana policy in bid to swell ranks
Thirty-eight days into the job, the new director of the US Secret Service, Randolph Alles, is getting to know his agency. Alles told reporters Thursday that he’s working to grow the Secret Service, including by relaxing the agency’s drug policy on marijuana.


Jordanian Government Says Jews Defiling the Temple Mount
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs sent an official letter to the Israeli Embassy in Amman protesting the presence of “Jewish extremists” on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem under police protection. “Jewish extremists” is a euphemism for any religious-looking Jew who visits the Temple Mount.

Turkey Turns Away From NATO to New Partner for Military Cooperation
Instead of hosting the summit in Istanbul, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Denmark proposed to hold the meeting at the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The idea has been endorsed by 18 NATO members and Canada.

‘Axis of love’: Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order
A meeting between the two men who run Russia and Saudi Arabia’s oil empires spoke volumes about the new relationship between the energy superpowers. The sources did not disclose further details, but any cooperation in Asia between Russia and Saudi Arabia – the world’s two biggest oil exporters – would be unprecedented.

Israeli minister holds rare meet with PA prime minister in West Bank
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met Wednesday evening in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to brief him on the steps the security cabinet decided last month to improve the economic situation in the PA. The meeting between the senior Israeli and Palestinian officials comes amid efforts by the US to jump-start the diplomatic process through a series of measures it wants to see Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab world take to improve the overall atmosphere on the ground.

Report: Abbas admits Trump was ‘enraged’ during Bethlehem meeting
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a PLO meeting on Tuesday that his “meeting with President Donald Trump was not comfortable,” because the American leader was “enraged.” The London-based Al-Arabi al Jadid news-site quoted a senior Palestinian source who said that Abbas told those present about the “uncomfortable meeting with Trump in Bethlehem,” on May 23 as opposed to the “positive” meeting at the White House with the US president earlier that month.

Trump to announce decision on global climate deal Thursday
US President Donald Trump said he would announce on Thursday his decision whether to keep the United States in a global pact to fight climate change, as a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord. Trump said he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

China ‘trying extremely hard’ on climate
China will honour its commitments on climate change, its premier has said, as the US appears poised to pull out of a key deal. Speaking on a visit to Germany, Premier Li Keqiang said fighting climate change was in China’s own interest. China was counting on other countries to follow its example, Mr Li said.

JetBlue and Delta Test Biometric Scanning to Replace Boarding Passes
JetBlue Airways Corp. and Delta Air Lines Inc. will test facial- and fingerprint-recognition technology at two U.S. airports to replace boarding passes, building on industry efforts to increase security and ease passage through airports. The JetBlue program will start next month on flights from Boston to Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport, the airline said in a statement Wednesday.

Venezuela devalues currency in crisis dollar sale
Crisis-hit Venezuela devalued its currency by 64 percent in a dollar auction that aimed to stabilize its foreign exchange market, officials said Wednesday. Under an overhauled official exchange system, the government let investors bid for the dollars at a new higher rate in what President Nicolas Maduro said was an effort to undermine the black market. It was the latest in a series of moves to ease a crisis in a country stricken by soaring inflation and shortages of food and medicine.

Jordan warns Israel of deteriorating ties over ‘extremist’ visits to al-Aqsa
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a letter to the Israeli embassy Wednesday protesting visits to the al-Aqsa Mosque by what it called “extremists under the protection of the Israeli Police.” In the letter, the Jordanians claimed the visits had taken place repeatedly over the course of a week. Jordan had also previously issued a harsh statement condemning “settlers” for “defiling al-Aqsa.”

Japan’s military begins major drill with U.S. carriers watching North Korea
Japan’s navy and air force began a three-day military exercise with two U.S. aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan on Thursday adding pressure on North Korea to halt an accelerating ballistic missile program. Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force has sent two ships, including one of its four helicopter carriers, the Hyuga, to join the U.S carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson, and their eight escort ships, Japan’s military said in a release.

Hillary Clinton just unabashedly threw the Democratic National Committee under the bus
Hillary Clinton had bitter words to share about the Democratic National Committee while speaking with journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at Recode’s CodeCon on Wednesday. “I get the nomination, I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party,” she recalled. “I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party.”

CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From New Year’s Show After Donald Trump Beheading Stunt
CNN has fired Kathy Griffin from their annual New Year’s Eve program, which she cohosted with anchor Anderson Cooper. The network just made the announcement via Twitter. “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the CNN Public Relations account tweeted.

Bunker Hill battle: College bars distributing Constitution
A symbol of patriotic resilience in the Revolutionary War, Bunker Hill is now the scene of a battle over the free speech rights that many early Americans died to establish and protect. Administrators at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston were threatened Tuesday with a lawsuit for ordering students with the campus Young Americans for Liberty chapter to stop distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution.

Church of England to Vote on Offering ‘Baptism’ for Transgender People to Mark New Identity
The Mail on Sunday reported that the vote has been scheduled for July, after a motion putting the controversial issue up for a vote moved forward. Liberal voices within the Church have argued that vicars have had to carry out unofficial services to welcome and accommodate transgender Christians, and have called on the community to embrace those who identify as such.

Obama-Era Officials Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Trump “Unmasking” Probe
In addition to four subpoenas focusing purely on the Russia investigation, the Republican-led House Intel Committee also issued three subpoenas focusing on “unmasking” questions, involving how and why names of Trump associates were unredacted and distributed within classified reports by Obama administration officials during the transition between administrations.

Trump Spark The Breakup Of ‘The West’ Last Week?
“The European half of Trump’s trip should be taken as a fire-bell-in-the-night warning: Shape up, Europe, or you may find yourselves on your own when it comes to the defense of your continent. For we Americans have had about enough.”



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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Uses Voice Changer To Call Law Firm Suing DNC – Forgets To Disable Caller ID
There was a hilarious filing with the court today in the lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee – in which Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a defendant. Attorney Elizabeth Lee Beck’s office received a call just before 5PM on Thursday from an individual who was apparently using a ‘robotic and genderless’ voice changing device, sniffing around with questions about the DNC lawsuit filed over cheating in the 2016 election.

Climate expert praises Trump for pulling out of ‘sham’ Paris accord
“I’m glad that Trump had the fortitude to stick it out despite all the attempts to waylay him,” said Dr. Tim Ball, a retired climatologist at the University of Winnipeg and author of “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science.”

Leaving Raqqa Behind: What’s Behind Daesh Fleeing For Palmyra
Daesh fighters have been increasingly active in the areas near Palmyra since they want to recapture the strategically important city and use it to advance to Deir ez-Zor and other critical locations across Syria at a time when the brutal group is likely to lose its so-called capital of Raqqa.

Israel disappointed after Trump delays US embassy move
President Donald Trump on Thursday has signed a waiver to delay relocating the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv; Prime Minister Netanyahu expresses disappointment, saying, we appreciate ‘Trump’s friendship to Israel’; Jordan, on the other hand, welcomes the decision.

In Damascus, a general feeling that the war is winding down
In Syria’s capital these days, people are breathing a little easier. Across Damascus, new shops are sprouting up, business is brisk, and some people who fled the civil war years ago are contemplating a return.

Mattis says U.S. committed to Asia-Pacific as allies seek clear policy
Trump has actively courted Chinese support on North Korea, raising concerns among Southeast Asian allies in the lead-up to the dialogue that Washington might allow China a freer rein elsewhere in the region. Mattis told reporters that in a speech on Saturday to the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore he would talk about the “international order” needed for a peaceful Asia…

Putin: Russia Doesn’t Hack But ‘Patriotic’ Individuals Might
President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump.

Exclusive: Turkish embassy hosts banned Islamic Movement chief at Iftar dinner
Turkish ambassador Kemal Okem hosted Sheikh Raed Salah, an Islamist leader who has spent time in Israeli jails for incitement and violence, to an Iftar dinner Thursday night, angering and raising eyebrows in Jerusalem. A picture of Salah at the dinner appeared on the the Turkish embassy’s Twitter feed under the caption: “Amb Okem hosted an iftar dinner with the participation of the Arab and Muslim community leaders. #Ramadan Kareem!”

UN secretary-general: ‘Denial of Israel’s right to exist is antisemitism
“Denial of Israel’s right to exist is antisemitism,” declared United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a meeting with senior officials of the Simon Weisenthal Center (SWC). The meeting took place at the UN headquarters in New York, according to an SWC press release sent out on Tuesday…Guterres said that “history must be respected. Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions.”

Kabul bomb: Angry protesters march in Afghan capital
Police in the Afghan capital Kabul have fired shots into the air to hold back hundreds of protesters demanding the government step down in the wake of a devastating bomb attack. Crowds rallied near the site of Wednesday’s blast, chanting anti-government and anti-Taliban slogans. Police in riot gear also used tear gas and water cannon to block them from the presidential palace.

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord
There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the move “extremely regrettable”. She defended the accord, saying: “Nothing can and nothing will stop us.” Mr Trump said he was prepared to discuss a new deal, but key signatories to the accord quickly ruled that out.

US travel ban goes to Supreme Court
The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to reinstate a travel ban on people from majority Muslim countries. The ban has been blocked by lower courts which have said that it is discriminatory. Two emergency applications have now been filed by the government with the court’s nine justices that seek to overturn those lower court rulings.

Gravitational waves: Third detection of deep space warping
Scientists are reporting yet another burst of gravitational waves. The signals were picked up by the Advanced LIGO facilities in the US and are determined to have come from the merger of two huge black holes some three billion light-years from Earth. It is the third time now that the labs’ laser instruments have been perturbed by the warping of space-time.

Artificial intelligence will outperform humans in all tasks in just 45 years
In less than 50 years, artificial intelligence will be able to beat humans at all of their own tasks, according to a new study. And, the first hints of this shift will become apparent much sooner. Within the next ten years alone, the researchers found AI will outperform humans in language translation, truck driving, and even writing high-school essays – and, they say machines could be writing bestselling books by 2049.

Password manager OneLogin hacked, exposing sensitive customer data
Password manager and single sign-on provider OneLogin has been hacked. In a brief blog post, the company’s chief security officer Alvaro Hoyos said that it was aware of “unauthorized access to OneLogin data in our US data region,” and that it had reached out to customers. Hoyos said that the company had blocked the unauthorized access after the breach and is working with law enforcement.

S&P, Moody’s Downgrade Illinois to Near Junk, Lowest Ever for a U.S. State
Illinois had its bond rating downgraded to one step above junk by Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings, the lowest ranking on record for a U.S. state, as the long-running political stalemate over the budget shows no signs of ending.

NATO Moves Thousands of Troops In One of Year’s Largest Europe Drills
NATO allies are conducting a massive drill in southeastern Europe meant to test the alliance’s ability to move large quantities of troops and equipment into the region.

Auto Bloodbath: Lowest Domestic Auto Sales In Three Years Despite Record Inventories And Incentives
After abysmal March and April sales data, any hope for a rebound in the US auto market fizzled as overall cars sales declined again, with domestic light vehicles sales printing an annualized 12.59 million, the lowest sales number going back more than three years, despite record inventories and car discounts.

“She Has No Self-Awareness”: RNC Chair Blasts Hillary Clinton For Her Election Excuses
“She seems to be totally unaware. She has no self-awareness. Maybe she needs a class or something that we can send her to… it reinforces why she lost every time she goes out and does these interviews.”

Trump to sign waiver delaying US embassy move to Jerusalem
Stepping back from a campaign promise and incurring Israeli ire, President Donald Trump has kept the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv for now instead of moving it to Jerusalem, a cautious move aimed at bolstering prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

Secret Service relaxes marijuana policy in bid to swell ranks
Thirty-eight days into the job, the new director of the US Secret Service, Randolph Alles, is getting to know his agency. Alles told reporters Thursday that he’s working to grow the Secret Service, including by relaxing the agency’s drug policy on marijuana.

Dad overdoses on heroin to teach his addict son a lesson
A Sheepshead Bay father was so angry when he found his heroin addict son’s stash that he shot it up himself and almost died of an overdose — just to send a message to his kid.

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Jordanian Government Says Jews Defiling the Temple Mount
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs sent an official letter to the Israeli Embassy in Amman protesting the presence of “Jewish extremists” on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem under police protection. “Jewish extremists” is a euphemism for any religious-looking Jew who visits the Temple Mount.

Turkey Turns Away From NATO to New Partner for Military Cooperation
Instead of hosting the summit in Istanbul, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Denmark proposed to hold the meeting at the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The idea has been endorsed by 18 NATO members and Canada.

‘Axis of love’: Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order
A meeting between the two men who run Russia and Saudi Arabia’s oil empires spoke volumes about the new relationship between the energy superpowers. The sources did not disclose further details, but any cooperation in Asia between Russia and Saudi Arabia – the world’s two biggest oil exporters – would be unprecedented.

Israeli minister holds rare meet with PA prime minister in West Bank
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met Wednesday evening in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to brief him on the steps the security cabinet decided last month to improve the economic situation in the PA. The meeting between the senior Israeli and Palestinian officials comes amid efforts by the US to jump-start the diplomatic process through a series of measures it wants to see Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab world take to improve the overall atmosphere on the ground.

Report: Abbas admits Trump was ‘enraged’ during Bethlehem meeting
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a PLO meeting on Tuesday that his “meeting with President Donald Trump was not comfortable,” because the American leader was “enraged.” The London-based Al-Arabi al Jadid news-site quoted a senior Palestinian source who said that Abbas told those present about the “uncomfortable meeting with Trump in Bethlehem,” on May 23 as opposed to the “positive” meeting at the White House with the US president earlier that month.

Trump to announce decision on global climate deal Thursday
US President Donald Trump said he would announce on Thursday his decision whether to keep the United States in a global pact to fight climate change, as a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord. Trump said he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

China ‘trying extremely hard’ on climate
China will honour its commitments on climate change, its premier has said, as the US appears poised to pull out of a key deal. Speaking on a visit to Germany, Premier Li Keqiang said fighting climate change was in China’s own interest. China was counting on other countries to follow its example, Mr Li said.

JetBlue and Delta Test Biometric Scanning to Replace Boarding Passes
JetBlue Airways Corp. and Delta Air Lines Inc. will test facial- and fingerprint-recognition technology at two U.S. airports to replace boarding passes, building on industry efforts to increase security and ease passage through airports. The JetBlue program will start next month on flights from Boston to Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport, the airline said in a statement Wednesday.

Venezuela devalues currency in crisis dollar sale
Crisis-hit Venezuela devalued its currency by 64 percent in a dollar auction that aimed to stabilize its foreign exchange market, officials said Wednesday. Under an overhauled official exchange system, the government let investors bid for the dollars at a new higher rate in what President Nicolas Maduro said was an effort to undermine the black market. It was the latest in a series of moves to ease a crisis in a country stricken by soaring inflation and shortages of food and medicine.

Jordan warns Israel of deteriorating ties over ‘extremist’ visits to al-Aqsa
The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a letter to the Israeli embassy Wednesday protesting visits to the al-Aqsa Mosque by what it called “extremists under the protection of the Israeli Police.” In the letter, the Jordanians claimed the visits had taken place repeatedly over the course of a week. Jordan had also previously issued a harsh statement condemning “settlers” for “defiling al-Aqsa.”

Japan’s military begins major drill with U.S. carriers watching North Korea
Japan’s navy and air force began a three-day military exercise with two U.S. aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan on Thursday adding pressure on North Korea to halt an accelerating ballistic missile program. Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force has sent two ships, including one of its four helicopter carriers, the Hyuga, to join the U.S carriers, the USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson, and their eight escort ships, Japan’s military said in a release.

Hillary Clinton just unabashedly threw the Democratic National Committee under the bus
Hillary Clinton had bitter words to share about the Democratic National Committee while speaking with journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at Recode’s CodeCon on Wednesday. “I get the nomination, I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party,” she recalled. “I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party.”

CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From New Year’s Show After Donald Trump Beheading Stunt
CNN has fired Kathy Griffin from their annual New Year’s Eve program, which she cohosted with anchor Anderson Cooper. The network just made the announcement via Twitter. “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the CNN Public Relations account tweeted.

Bunker Hill battle: College bars distributing Constitution
A symbol of patriotic resilience in the Revolutionary War, Bunker Hill is now the scene of a battle over the free speech rights that many early Americans died to establish and protect. Administrators at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston were threatened Tuesday with a lawsuit for ordering students with the campus Young Americans for Liberty chapter to stop distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution.

Church of England to Vote on Offering ‘Baptism’ for Transgender People to Mark New Identity
The Mail on Sunday reported that the vote has been scheduled for July, after a motion putting the controversial issue up for a vote moved forward. Liberal voices within the Church have argued that vicars have had to carry out unofficial services to welcome and accommodate transgender Christians, and have called on the community to embrace those who identify as such.

Obama-Era Officials Subpoenaed By House Intel Committee In Trump “Unmasking” Probe
In addition to four subpoenas focusing purely on the Russia investigation, the Republican-led House Intel Committee also issued three subpoenas focusing on “unmasking” questions, involving how and why names of Trump associates were unredacted and distributed within classified reports by Obama administration officials during the transition between administrations.

Trump Spark The Breakup Of ‘The West’ Last Week?
“The European half of Trump’s trip should be taken as a fire-bell-in-the-night warning: Shape up, Europe, or you may find yourselves on your own when it comes to the defense of your continent. For we Americans have had about enough.”


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6 killed, 3 suspects dead after ‘terrorist incident’ at London Bridge, Borough Market
Six people were killed, three attackers are dead and many other victims have been transported to hospitals after a “terrorist incident” in London Saturday night involving a vehicle reportedly plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge and reported stabbings at Borough Market, police said.

Parents Shocked by Adult Drag Queen Performance – at Grade School Talent Show
What in the name of Ru Paul is wrong with the New York City Board of Education? Parents are furious after children as young as 5-years-old were exposed to a man’s erotic drag show performance at what was supposed to be a school district talent show.

USA Today: “Was the spying in the Obama administration worse than Watergate?”
…Obamagate is so much worse than Watergate. So much worse. Nixon wiretapped a room. Obama illegally surveilled 1000s of Americans, including President Trump, Republican news agents, SCOTUS, hundreds of judges, businessman etc. Susan Rice and Evelyn Farkas have already admitted this was the case. So much corruption. However, it’s not just the wiretapping and surveillance that is blatantly WRONG with the Obama era…

Obama Feds Refused to Prosecute NASA Intern Caught With Child Porn
A federal attorney in California refused to prosecute a NASA intern who was caught with nearly 1000 images of child pornography on his computer, according to a Inspector General’s report obtained by The Daily Caller.

Obama collusion with Russia?
Why didn’t the media go after President Obama for collusion with Russia? Was it simply because he wasn’t President Trump? To be clear, ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson does not believe the sometimes cozy contacts between the Obama administration and Moscow amounted to collusion, but, she observed, “under the definition currently used by Trump critics, it would be.”

CERN Director Visits Bilderberg, Fueling Fears Collider Opens Doors to “Extra Dimensions”
The top brass of CERN, which operates the the largest particle collider in the world, is attending Bilderberg this year, rekindling fears CERN will cause unfathomable changes to human civilization and may even lead to parallel dimensions.

Remember That Time Donald Trump Approved Sale Of 20% Of US Uranium To Russia? No, Wait…..That Was Hillary
…Remember the time that President Trump gave $150 Billion to a terrorist state and a sworn enemy of the United States. Then later shipped pallets full of small denomination unmarked bills to the same terrorist state and sworn enemy Oh no, that was President BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.

Emails: Huma Abedin did ‘Russia’ favors for Clinton Foundation
… “The casual violation of laws concerning classified material and noxious influence peddling show the Clinton State Department was ‘corruption central’ in the Obama administration,” he said. “No wonder Clinton’s allies in the State and Justice Departments had been slow-walking and hiding these emails.”

Nebraska May Lose Last Obamacare Provider
Medica Health, Nebraska’s last remaining Obamacare compliant individual insurance provider, has not yet decided whether it will continue to offer plans next year, according to the Omaha World Herald. Should Medica join the ranks of providers that have left the state’s Obamacare exchanges, some 100,000 Nebraskans will be left without an option for Obamacare insurance.

Obama And Hillary’s Behavior Unreal Part Of Trump’s Term
Both former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump last week, marking the earliest time a former president attacked a sitting president in recent political history.

Lindsey Graham: Obama Admin Surveillance May Have ‘Unmasked’ My Conversation
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in an interview on Fox News Friday, claimed that the Obama administration had improperly “unmasked” him, and worried that former FBI director James Comey would perform a “hit job on President Trump” in his testimony next week.

Bill honoring reunification of Jerusalem makes its way through US Senate
Senator Mitch McConnell along with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer…introduced a bill this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “reunification of Jerusalem.”…it emphasizes that for 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been “Judaism’s holiest city…”The bill also praises Egypt and Jordan for their embracing of peace with Israel…and reiterates American policy that the permanent status of Jerusalem must be determined through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, “towards a two-state solution.”

US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands
The US will not accept China’s militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea, Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned. Speaking at a security conference in Singapore, he said such moves undermined regional stability. China’s territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea are contested by several nations.

Organic foods backed by landmark report – warning pesticides far more dangerous than was thought
Consumers should consider going organic because pesticides on foods are far more dangerous than was thought, causing damage to the human brain, a major study suggests. The research, published by the European Parliament, warns of the “very high costs” of current levels of exposure to pesticides – especially for children and pregnant women.

A big health insurer is planning to punish patients for ‘unnecessary’ ER visits
Anthem is the nation’s second-largest health insurer, with thousands of medical professionals on its payroll. Yet its Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia subsidiary has just informed its members that if they show up at the emergency room with a problem that later is deemed to have not been an emergency, their claim won’t be paid….It defined inappropriate visits as any but those that “a prudent layperson, possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health,” would believe needed immediate treatment.

Seizing of Philippines city by Islamist militants a wake-up call for Southeast Asia
At the beginning of the battle that has raged for the past 12 days in Marawi City at the southern end of the Philippines, dozens of Islamist militants stormed its prison, overwhelming the guards. “They said ‘surrender the Christians’,” said Faridah P. Ali, an assistant director of the regional prison authority. “We only had one Christian staff member so we put him with the inmates so he wouldn’t be noticed,” he said.

Boy ‘Identifying’ as Girl Swamps Opponents in Connecticut High School Track Meet
A…high school girl’s track star from New Britain, Connecticut, has lost her usual first place spot to a boy who “identifies” as a girl on an opposing high school track team, and her loss sparks many questions about fairness and rights. Freshman Andraya Yearwood, 15, a biological male who identifies as a girl, received permission to join the Cromwell High girls track team…And, all of this has occurred quite despite the fact that Yearwood has taken no steps to transition into a girl.

Puerto Rico’s Exodus Is Speeding the Island’s Economic Collapse
The choice is heartbreaking: stay to help other families, or leave to help your own That’s the calculation thousands in Puerto Rico are making. The bankruptcy of the U.S. commonwealth, the culmination of years of decline, has accelerated an exodus that’s adding to the island’s economic misery.

Clash Between Qatar And The Saudis Could Threaten OPEC Deal
The cohesion of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes all Arab Gulf countries, seems to be cracking.

Sweden: Three Out of Four ‘Child Refugees’ Are Actually Adults
A new study by the Swedish National Board of Medicines has found that three out of four so-called child “refugees” are actually adults, another illustration of how European people are being massively deceived about the true nature of the migrant crisis.

Trump Vows to Cut Obama Regs Draining $2 Trillion From Economy
A record-setting series of regulations issued by the outgoing Obama administration in 2016 will cost the economy nearly $2 trillion a year, but President Trump has vowed to boost the economy by cutting these regulations.

Hillary Aide Charged with Violations of Espionage Act and Conspiracy with Hostile Foreign Agents
Buried in the news of everything important by the Mainstream Media that is still protecting Hillary and Obama even after Donald Trump became president: Report what we need to report and cover up what we need to cover up.

Obama’s shadow government grows roots in Washington President Obama has bought the mansion he’s been renting in the nation’s capital to wage war against his successor’s administration.

Secret Court Rebukes Obama NSA for 5-year Illegal Surveillance of U.S. citizens
There is no doubt that Obama illegally abused his power against United States Citizens using the NSA as well the IRS and every other letter agency. Well we just got some more evidence that he was spying on us and a a secret court that called the matter a “very serious” constitutional issue.When does Obama get to wear an orange jumpsuit?



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Top Palestinian official: Western Wall should stay under Israeli sovereignty
Senior Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub said Saturday evening that the Palestinians recognize that the Western Wall should stay under Israeli sovereignty in any peace agreement, however the Temple Mount should not. In an interview on Channel 2’s ‘Meet the Press,’ Rajoub stated that “We understand that the Western Wall must be under Jewish sovereignty, but the Temple Mount is ours.”

Mosul battle: ‘Dozens of civilians killed’ fleeing IS-held district
Dozens of civilians have been killed in Mosul while fleeing a district held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city, reports say. A Reuters TV crew found the bodies of men, women and children lying in a street in the Zanjili district. It is not clear how exactly the civilians were killed. A US aid worker was quoted as saying that IS had been shooting people trying to escape.

White House to ramp up infrastructure effort in coming days
The White House will kick its major infrastructure initiative into high gear next week with a string of high-profile events aimed at ramping up support for one of President Trump’s chief campaign promises. The administration had been under increasing pressure to show progress on the $1 trillion rebuilding package, which Trump broadly outlined in his budget proposal last week.

Over 1,000 Stores Close in a Single Week
It’s been a tough week for the retail industry, with more than 1,000 stores closing their doors for good…Michael Kors announced it would be closing over 100 locations, and…Radio Shack closed 1,000 locations across America…More than 100,000 retail workers have lost their jobs since October 2016.

Defense Secretary Mattis turns up heat on North Korea and China
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis turned up the heat on North Korea and its main benefactor, China, on Saturday, calling the North Koreans a “clear and present danger” and chastising the Chinese for coercive behavior in the South China Sea. His sharp words for both countries suggest he believes China will, out of self-interest, exert leverage on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs even as Washington pushes Beijing to change course in the South China Sea.

United Airlines ends flights to Venezuela, further isolating country
United Airlines will end its daily flight service to Venezuela in July, further isolating the crisis-hit South American country from international travel…Many airlines have left after a protracted dispute over billions of dollars they say the government owes them. They say President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has failed to reimburse companies in hard currency for ticket sales in local currency, as per strict currency controls in the socialist nation.

149 Dead So Far In Ramadan Attacks

Significant terrorist attacks have sprung up across the globe since the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan May 26, with current counts confirming three attacks and 149 dead, and a reported Saturday incident on London Bridge still developing. Islamist terrorist groups usually use the holiday to mount more significant terrorist attacks, and promise their followers extra benefits for dying in such attacks during the holy month.

Slashing of West Bank home plans frustrate settlers
Israeli settlers have learned that the Civil Administration’s High Planning Council, which will convene this week—for the first time during Donald Trump’s presidency—will not approve the construction of 4,000 housing units as originally planned, but only 2,291. According to them, of the units that will be approved, only a few hundred are planned for immediate construction.

Vice President Pence urges Congress to complete Obamacare repeal
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday urged the Republican-controlled Congress to complete the job of dismantling Obamacare this summer and move on quickly to another big-ticket item on President Donald Trump’s agenda: tax cuts. Speaking days before lawmakers return to Washington amid doubts about their ability to agree on legislation, Pence sought to add urgency to the debate by warning that consumers face dwindling access to Obamacare health coverage in some states.

North Korea says rejects new sanctions, to continue nuclear program
North Korea “fully rejects” the latest U.N sanctions against its citizens and entities as a “hostile act” and will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang’s only major ally China since U.S. President Donald Trump too




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President Rivlin on Italy’s National Day: Time for our Friends to Recognize Jerusalem as our Capital
“We might have some disagreement over the borders of Israel’s capital,” Rivlin conceded, “But we all agree that Jerusalem is and will remain Israel’s capital. It is time to translate this truth into a fact.”

Historic-artifact replica, or demonic harbinger?
..why is a reconstruction of a gateway to a temple of a pagan god whose rites were marked by child sacrifice and ritual prostitution being so persistently publicized at globally important gatherings? One rabbi, a member of the nascent Sanhedrin attempting to recreate the ancient Jewish legal body, sees dire implications in the repeated use of the arch.

The Left’s Unilateral Suicide Pact
A rethinking of immigration policies is off the table. Nothing that an Islamic terrorist can do will ever shake the left-wing commitment to open borders — not mass sexual assaults, not the deliberate slaughter of gays, and not, as in Manchester, the killing of young girls.

Zion Oil Company begins drilling in Israel
a Texas-based company, has announced that it has spud [started to drill] the Megiddo-Jezreel #1, a deep, on-shore well located in Israel’s Jezreel Valley, near Beit Sh’ean. “We anticipate drilling through at least four different geologic strata with oil and gas potential,” stated Victor G. Carrillo, Zion’s CEO. “It has been a complicated and difficult multi-year journey to get to this point, but our entire team is very excited to see this project finally come to fruition.”

Shooting and explosion in possible terror attack in Australia
One person was killed in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia Monday afternoon and another taken hostage by a gunman who claimed he was acting on behalf of the ISIS terror group.Police say an explosion was heard on Bay Street in Brighton at roughly 4:30 p.m. local time.

Israel’s alleged 1967 nuclear ‘doomsday operation’ plan to be revealed
One of Israel’s greatest wartime secrets is due to be revealed on Monday – a so-called last gasp nuclear “doomsday operation” to avoid defeat in the imminent 1967 Six Day War.

Senate Committee Launches First New Clinton Corruption Investigation
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons. The Iowa Republican’s effort is the first new official inquiry of Clinton since her unexpected loss in the 2016 presidential election to President Donald Trump. Trump’s supporters often chanted “lock her up” during his many boisterous campaign rallies.

Five countries cut links with Qatar
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have severed their ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of backing militant groups – some backed by regional arch-rival Iran – and broadcasting their ideology, an apparent reference to Qatar’s influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera.

London terror attack: May calls assault attack on free world, threat level remains severe
“It is now clear that, sadly, victims came from a number of nationalities. This was an attack on London and the United Kingdom, but it was also an attack on the free world,” she said in an interview with BBC.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for everyone, Pope Francis says
Pope Francis addressed around 50,000 members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement during an ecumenical prayer vigil inside Rome’s Circus Maximus on June 3.

Poll: Major Majority of Israelis Want Sovereignty in Jerusalem, Not ‘Peace Deal’
While it is often reported that most Israelis favor a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an entirely different picture emerges once Jerusalem is added to the equation, a new survey has found.

Ambassador Haley: UNHRC Must Stop Wrongly Singling Out Israel Or We’ll Quit
US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley on Friday wrote in a Washington Post op-ed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is singling out Israel for relentless condemnations, while truly heinous regimes such as Venezuela and Cuba go scot-free because they are members of the Council.

Analysis: Upheaval in Gulf as UAE, Saudi, Bahrain sever Qatar ties
On Monday…the tiny Gulf State of Bahrain announced it was cutting ties with Qatar and closing its sea and air borders with the country. Minutes later Al-Arabiya announced the Saudi Arabia and the UAE would follow suit and Qatari citizens would have 14 days to leave the country. An hour later Egypt joined in the sanctions. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain…accusing Qatar of supporting “Iranian backed terror groups,” spreading “strife” and “instability” and supporting “al-Qaeda ideology.”

Report: PA halts payments to 250 Hamas-linked prisoners freed by Israel
Hamas-linked media reported on Monday that the Palestinian Authority had stopped paying salaries to some 250 Palestinian security prisoners released from Israeli jails due to their affiliation with the Gaza-based terrorist group. The report by Hamas organ al-Risalah allegedly cited a PA source who said the former prisoners facing stipend cuts from the Palestinian Authority were residents of the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem and all associated with Hamas.

Israel expects change in UN voting patterns, Netanyahu says after Africa trip
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned Monday morning from less than 12 hours in Liberia, stating that his appearance at the 15 member ECOWAS summit opened numerous doors for Israel in Africa. Netanyahu met with 10 African leaders…meeting each for about 30 minutes. Netanyahu told reporters…that in each of the meetings he told the African leaders that Israel expected a change in their voting patterns in international forums.

Denmark freezes $8m. in Palestinian NGO funding
Denmark has frozen $8 million in donor funding it had earmarked for 24 Palestinian and pro-Palestinian NGOs, pending an investigation to ensure that the funds will be used for peaceful and constructive purposes. The country’s Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement about the suspension of funding, which is organized through the umbrella organization of the Al-Bireh-based Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat.

Colombia peace deal: Rebels threaten demobilisation delay
Colombia’s Farc rebels have threatened to delay their demobilisation, saying the government has repeatedly broken the terms of last year’s peace deal. Farc leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, made the warning after the arrest of a rebel – a move that went against the terms of the deal. President Juan Manuel Santos said there had been “confusion” over the arrest and the situation was being resolved.

London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row
Technology companies have defended their handling of extremist content following the London terror attack. Prime Minister Theresa May called for areas of the internet to be closed because tech giants had provided a “safe space” for terrorist ideology. But Google said it had already spent hundreds of millions of pounds on tackling the problem. Facebook and Twitter said they were working hard to rid their networks of terrorist activity and support.

Russia tests Zircon hypersonic missile system, which it says makes U.S. defenses obsolete
Russia declared today its first test of a hypersonic missile, a year ahead of schedule. Defense analysts proclaimed the test made U.S. missile defense systems obsolete…The Russian international news site Sputnik suggested the missile, named Zircon, could be installed on Pyotr Veliky, the country’s nuclear-powered missile strike ship. Analysts stated the missile concept can fly at 4,600 miles per hour — that’s 6 times the speed of sound — and would be practically impervious to missile defense systems…

Chinese working on gigantic warship unlike anything the world has ever seen
The Chinese government is reportedly working to develop a revolutionary new warship that would merge the size and strength of large conventional ships with the ability to submerge underwater. In an article for Popular Science, Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer wrote there are reports “circulating on Chinese websites—including the Wuhan city government site—mention that Chinese institutions are conducting studies on gigantic submersible arsenal ships.”

Putin Hints JFK Was Murdered By The “Deep State” Which Is Now After Trump And Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly denied he had any compromising material about U.S. President Donald Trump in a televised interview broadcast on Sunday. “Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Do you think we’re gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Have you all lost your senses?”

Japan Holds Evacuation Drills Amid Growing Concerns Over North Korea’s Missile Tests
The Japanese government is actively attempting to help the public prepare for the worst by putting on its website a list of tips in case a missile lands in Japanese territory. The tips include “take shelter in a robust building nearby” and “move away from windows or, if possible, move to a room without windows.”

California Senate Passes Bill Allowing Third Gender Option on IDs
California lawmakers voted to pass a bill Wednesday that will add a third gender option – non-binary – on state identification cards.

Outrageous-Palestinian Authority Forces Christians to Fast In Public during ramadan
The PA has called on Palestinian police to arrest anyone seen eating in public, including Christians, during Islam’s month of Ramadan, which started this week.

U.S. schools ‘bowing’ to Islam during Ramadan
High schools across America are being pressured to offer time off school, in-school prayer rooms, and special dietary demands by Muslim students observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. One campus in Brooklyn has agreed not to serve food at its prom until after sundown while another school in upstate New York is setting up prayer rooms to satisfy the demands of students who observe Ramadan.

The Death Of American Manufacturing In 1 Simple Chart
Manufacturing’s share of all U.S. employment fell to an all-time record low of 8.48% in May. While blame has been laid at the foot of globalization and technology, in fact it has been an almost non-stop decline since the end of World War 2.

It Begins! Close Obama Ally Convicted of 18 Felonies! Faces Life In Prison!
Close Obama ally, Florida Democrat Corrine Brown, faces what could amount to life in prison after being convicted of 18 felonies! As she was stealing scholarship money from school children, Corrine Brown flew with Obama, partied with Pelosi, and campaigned for Clinton, and she was a Superdelegate!


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Priests Reenact Temple First Fruits Offering, Paving Way for ‘Greater Jerusalem’
..the day after the holiday of Shavuot, hundreds of people gathered in the Old CIty of Jerusalem for a reenactment of the Temple service known as bikurim, or the “bringing of the first fruits.” The ceremony included a special thanksgiving offering that sealed the recent Sanhedrin ruling establishing the boundaries of Jerusalem for the Third Temple.

Contractor charged with leaking document about U.S. election hacking: sources
The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday charged a federal contractor with sending classified material to a news organization that sources identified to Reuters as The Intercept, marking one of the first concrete efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on leaks to the media. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, was charged with removing classified material from a government facility located in Georgia. She was arrested on June 3, the Justice Department said. The new material does not, however, suggest that actual votes were manipulated.

Sears department store now peddling ‘Free Palestine’ t-shirts
Times must be tough in the appliances sector – classic American home goods department store Sears has turned to commercializing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Now with your washer-dryer, customers can pick up a women’s “Free Palestine” t-shirt in their choice of six colors.

Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row -state media
Saudi Arabia on Monday shut the local office of Al Jazeera, Qatar’s influential satellite channel, hours after the kingdom and other Arab powers cut ties over Doha’s alleged support for Islamists and Iran.

DAYTIME METEOR SHOWER
This week, Earth is passing through a stream of debris from an unknown source, and the encounter is causing a meteor shower in broad daylight. The shooting stars are mostly invisible to the human eye. Astronomers know the shower is underway because the meteors reflect radio waves.

Israeli Ambassador to US: Trump will address problems of Iran deal in time
Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer said that those criticizing President Donald Trump’s lack of action on his campaign promise to “rip up” the Iran deal should be patient as the administration is working through how to address the deal’s flaws. Speaking at the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum in Washington on Monday, Dermer specifically singled out the administration’s acknowledgment of the “fatal” flaw of the deal’s sunset clause…

US Congress passes resolution marking Jerusalem unification
Marking fifty years since the outbreak of the Six Day War, the US Senate on Monday passed a resolution celebrating Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital and calling on the Trump administration to move the US embassy there. The non-binding Senate measure was introduced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the chamber’s top-ranking Democrat, and passed with overwhelming bipartisan support with a final vote of 90-0.

Israeli researchers show how malware can steal data from Wi-Fi routers
Hackers may be able to siphon sensitive files, passwords and other private data through the flickering LED signal lights of common Wi-Fi routers, Ben-Gurion University researchers have found. In a recently completed study, Dr. Mordechai Guri and his team demonstrated how a type of malware they developed – dubbed “xLED” – can silently override LED functionality by infecting firmware within the device.

EU to give 50m euros to new African fighting force
The European Union has agreed to give more than 50m euros to fund a new African joint military force in the Sahel region. The force will be made up of troops from Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Niger, known as the Sahel G-5. Its main mission will be to combat jihadist groups active in the region, as well as tackle trafficking networks and illegal migration.

Qatar row: Calls for diplomatic talks to end Gulf crisis
Qatar is backing plans for talks with its regional rivals as a diplomatic row gathers pace. Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf region. Neighbours including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have closed their airspace to Qatari planes.

Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi women’s driving activist arrested
A Saudi rights activist who was detained for 73 days for flouting the country’s ban on female drivers has been arrested again. Loujain al-Hathloul was picked up at King Fahad International Airport in Dammam on 4 June, the human rights group Amnesty International says. It says Ms Hathloul has been denied access to a lawyer or her family.

Ecowas agrees to admit Morocco to West African body
West African regional group Ecowas has in principle approved Morocco’s membership application despite the country being in North Africa. But Ecowas leaders meeting in Liberia said the implications of its membership still needed to be considered before Morocco could formally join. King Mohammed VI was not at the summit because Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been invited.

Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills
Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging. At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table…

A Virginia imam said female genital mutilation prevents ‘hypersexuality,’ leading to calls for his dismissal
A Virginia mosque has publicly condemned the words of its leading imam, highlighting lingering divisions among Muslim leaders over the controversial and widely rejected practice of female genital mutilation. The Board of Directors at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church said Monday that Imam Shaker Elsayed’s seeming endorsement of the outlawed practice as “the honorable thing to do if needed” ran afoul of both U.S. and Islamic law.

Congressman calls for Christian holy war on Islamic radicals: ‘Kill them all’
A U.S. congressman from Louisiana posted Sunday on Facebook that “all of Christendom” is at war with “Islamic horror” and all “radicalized Islamic suspects” should be hunted and killed. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., posted following a terror attack in London over the weekend that left at least six people dead.

13 Alabama counties saw 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements restarted
Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources. The counties…had been exempt from a change that limited able-bodied adults without dependents to three months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits within a three-year time frame unless they were working or participating in an approved training program.

US company to start trials ‘reawakening the dead’ in Latin America ‘in a few months’ – and this is how they’ll do it
The first attempts to bring people back from the dead are slated to start this year.

Bioquark, a Philadelphia-based company, announced in late 2016 that they believe brain death is not ‘irreversible’. And now, CEO Ira Pastor has revealed they will soon be testing an unprecedented stem cell method on patients in an unidentified country in Latin America, confirming the details in the next few months. To be declared officially dead in the majority of countries, you have to experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function, or ‘brain death’.

UN human rights chief calls on Israel to end ‘occupation of Palestinian territory’
The United Nations human rights chief called on Tuesday for an end to Israel’s “occupation of Palestinian territory,” saying it would benefit both sides after 50 years of enmity. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in a speech opening a three-week session of the UN Human Rights Council, said that the Palestinian people
were marking “a half-century of deep suffering under an occupation imposed by military force.”

Russia scrambles jet fighter to intercept U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea
A Russian Su-27 jet fighter intercepted a U.S. B-52 strategic bomber on Russia’s border over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, Russian news agencies quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying. The bomber was flying along the Russian border but over neutral waters, RIA cited the ministry as saying.

Palestinian Activist Calls for Another 100 Years of Jihad to ‘Send Those Jews Back to Where They Came From’
Palestinian activist Muhammad Al-Shajrawi called on Palestinians to wage 100 more years of jihad against Israel, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

WHO: United States Among Least Polluting Nations on the Planet
Despite recent attempts to paint the United States as a major global polluter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. is among the cleanest nations on the planet.

NATO Splinters: Germany Says “Has No Choice But To Pull Out” Troops From Turkey’s Incirlik Airbase
Diplomatic relations between Germany and Turkey hit rock bottom on Monday when Germany’s foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said his country has no choice but to begin the process of pulling its forces out of Turkey’s Incirlik air force base as the Turkish government will not allow all German lawmakers to visit troops there.

$75,560: The Cost Of Housing A Prisoner For One Year In California
Californians have grown accustomed over the years to massively overpaying for public services and infrastructure projects. That said, the cost of providing the best healthcare money can buy and luxurious accommodations to the state’s 130,000 prisoners is starting to move beyond outrageous, even by California standards.

Japanese tourists shot dead in Philippines, bodies cut into pieces and thrown into sea
Two Japanese tourists taking a boat ride around islands in southwestern Philippines were allegedly shot dead, and their bodies cut into pieces and thrown into the sea, local officials said. The tourists were reported missing since 30 May and authorities initially suspected the role of Abu Sayyaf militants, who are known for abducting foreign tourists.

Reporter Trolls Kathy Griffin with Photoshopped ‘Beheading’
After comedian Kathy Griffin’s Friday press conference defending her photo posing with a bloody “head” of President Donald Trump, a reporter challenged her with a photo of his own.


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Netanyahu pledges Israel will never give up Golan Heights
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Tuesday morning at a youth conference of the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee: “I came to tell you that the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty. We will never leave the Golan Heights. It is ours.”

Battle for Britain’s Soul
Many British Christians are understandably frustrated and weary. We have been warning our leaders for so long about the Islamic threat along with the dangers of discarding God’s laws. But, as in the days of Jeremiah, their response is to declare ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace: or tell us that the new morality is good for us because it satisfies our need for ‘diversity and equality’. Of course, if you throw God out of the equation, who’s to judge what is right and wrong?

Top Israeli intel official: Threat of Iran’s Mideast dominance ‘immediate’
The threat from Tehran’s growing strength in Syria should be the number one focus of concern for Israel and the West, a top Israeli intelligence official said…“The Iranian nuclear issue will of course always be a very high priority,” Intelligence Ministry director-general Chagai Tzuriel told The Jerusalem Post…“But the negative potential built-in the nuclear agreement will become more threatening as time goes by, while the threat of Iranian dominance in the region is immediate.”

Palestinian expert: Hamas might end up biggest loser in Qatar dispute
The rupture in relations between Qatar and a number of its Arab neighbors could hurt Hamas, a Palestinian expert said Tuesday. “Assuming that the Arab states continue to pressure Qatar, Hamas could lose the different forms of political, financial and logistical support it receives from Qatar,” said Ghassan Khatib, a vice president of Bir Zeit University. “That would be really bad news for Hamas.”

Philippines bank BPI hit by glitch which debited accounts
The Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) says a major system glitch led to customers being hit by unauthorised money withdrawals and deposits. The problematic transactions reached up to thousands of pesos. Some users claimed on social media that their accounts had even gone into the red. BPI chief executive Cezar Consing apologised on Wednesday morning in an interview with a local TV station.

Germany backs pullout from Incirlik airbase in Turkey row
Germany’s cabinet has agreed to move military forces from Turkey to Jordan amid a diplomatic dispute. Turkey has repeatedly refused to allow German MPs to visit the 260 soldiers stationed at the Incirlik airbase. The Ankara government is angry that Germany gave asylum to soldiers accused of involvement in a botched coup.

Pentagon: Beijing Is Arming Its Manmade Islands in South China Sea
China is outfitting its manmade island outposts in the South China Sea with warplane hangars and weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday in its annual assessment of Beijing’s military. Once finished, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force intends to base three regiments of warplanes there, says the report, which was “generated” on May 15 and released to the public today.

Sears and Walmart sell ‘Free Palestine’ paraphernalia
Sears and Walmart are selling clothes and accessories calling for the liberation of Palestine and an end to “the Israeli occupation.” The web stores of both American retail giants offer a variety of clothing options, including tank tops, short-sleeve shirts and long-sleeve shirts. The shirts feature a fist with the colors of the Palestinian flag above the text, “Free Palestine. End Israeli occupation.”

Netanyahu doubles down on settlements
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has iterated his support for the settlement enterprise, saying, “I have the right, after decades, to be the first prime minister to build a new community in Judea and Samaria.”…Netanyahu referred to the two most pressing issues for settlers—the building taking place today and the possibility that they could be evacuated from their homes as part of an agreement with the Palestinians.

Pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit U.S. positions in Syria
A military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it could hit U.S. positions in Syria, warning that its “self-restraint” over U.S. air strikes on government forces would end if Washington crossed “red lines”. The threat came in a statement in the name of the “commander of the operations room of the forces allied to Syria”, and was circulated by a military news unit run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah, one of Assad’s military allies.

Massive malware attack enslaves 250 million computers
A massive worldwide malware attack called “Fireball” is being reported by experts who estimate it already has infected and taken over 250 million computers. And it’s growing.

IRAN ATTACK: ISIS claims responsibility for pair of assaults in Tehran
ISIS claimed responsibility for a pair of Wednesday attacks in Tehran in which suicide bombers and teams of gunmen stormed Iran’s parliament and the nearby shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing at least 12 and injuring dozens of others.

British PM: Ready to Curb Human Rights Laws to Fight Extremism
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would be willing to weaken human rights protections to make it easier to deport or curb the movements of suspected terrorists who there is not enough evidence to prosecute. May used one of her final speeches in an election campaign which has turned into a debate about national security to step up her rhetoric against radical Islamic extremism, pledging to ensure security services had the powers they needed.

Police Discover Pipe Bombs Stored in Aqsa-Mosque
“Masked protesters who were inside the mosque threw stones and fireworks at police,” a police statement said. “Suspicious pipes that could be filled with homemade explosives were also found at the entry to the mosque.”

Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something utterly unknown?
Astronomers in the United States, at the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University, have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, showing that matter completely vanishes when pulled in.

Saudi Arabia Gives Qatar 24 Hour Ultimatum As Analysts Warn Of “Military Confrontation”
Saudi Arabia has given Qatar a 24 hours ultimatum, starting tonight, to fulfill 10 conditions, among which ending all ties Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

Syphilis cases hit highest level since 1949 amid rise in risky sex
Syphilis cases have reached the highest level since 1949 following a rise in unsafe sex as fears about HIV have faded, new figures suggest.

US Intelligence Says Russian Hackers Are To Blame For Qatar Crisis: CNN
It appears there is nothing in this world that Russian hackers can’t do.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Offered Resignation Amid Trump Tensions
As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign.

Russian fighter intercepts U.S. bomber over Baltic Sea
Russia scrambled a fighter jet on Tuesday to intercept a nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber it said was flying over the Baltic Sea near its border, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War.

13 Alabama counties saw 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements restarted
Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Decline of US, Rise of China ‘Happening Much More Quickly Than Predicted’
Martin Jacques, told Radio Sputnik that Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and demands that countries such as Japan and South Korea pay more for their own defense has heightened concerns.



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Defense Minister: Closer than ‘ever before’ to agreement with Palestinians
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas could hold direct peace talks for the first time in seven years, Channel 20 said on Thursday night in a report on a three-way Washington meeting with US President Donald Trump scheduled next month. The report comes just two months after Trump began to formally work to bring Israelis and Palestinian back to the negotiating table.

LIVE: Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv LGBT Pride parade
Tel Aviv’s streets have been transformed into an incredible sea of color as tens of thousands take part in the annual Pride celebrations on Friday…

Israeli, Indian partners team up with Motorola to launch Jerusalem incubator
Aiming to give Jerusalem-based start-ups a global edge, Israeli and Indian partners have teamed up with American data communications giant Motorola Solutions to launch a new incubator. The incubator, led by equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, will focus on frontier technologies such as big data, analytics, artificial intelligence, fintech, storage, Internet of things and computer vision, according to the partners.

South Africa: 10,000 Knysna residents evacuated amid fire
Up to 10,000 people have been evacuated from a scenic coastal town in South Africa that has been devastated by wildfires, officials have said. Military equipment was being deployed to douse more than 25 fires in Knysna, they added. At least eight people have been killed in the storms and fires that have been raging in the town and other areas of the Western Cape region.

Juncker: EU needs stronger defence arm
EU nations must step up their military co-operation as they cannot simply rely on the US to defend them, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says. “Our deference to Nato can no longer be used as a convenient alibi to argue against greater European efforts. “We have no other choice than to defend our own interests in the Middle East, in climate change, in our trade agreements,” he said in Prague.

Qatar vows ‘no surrender’ in row with Arab states
Qatar has vowed it will “not surrender” its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism. Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said he favoured diplomacy to resolve the escalating crisis and that there was no military solution, Reuters reported. Qatar rejects claims it is a leading supporter of Islamist extremism.

Yemen cholera cases pass 100,000 amid ‘unprecedented’ epidemic
The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from a severe outbreak in Yemen has passed 100,000, the World Health Organization says. A total of 798 deaths associated with the disease have been recorded in 19 out of 22 provinces since 27 April. The charity Oxfam said the epidemic was killing one person almost every hour.

Israel angry Turkish ambassador hosted Islamist at Iftar
Israel recently sent a harsh message to Turkey’s ambassador to Israel, Kemal Ökem, for having hosted the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, at his home for an Iftar dinner at the end of the Ramadan fast last week. Salah is known for his positions that deny the legitimacy of the State of Israel and its rights to the Temple Mount. He was previously sentenced to imprisonment for rioting and inciting to violence and racism.

Russia may seize U.S. property if its own compounds not returned: Kommersant
Russia may seize U.S. diplomatic property in Moscow and complicate life for an Anglo-American school unless Washington hands back two diplomatic compounds in the United States before July, the daily Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday. In December, then U.S. president Barack Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russians over what he said was their involvement in hacking last year’s U.S. presidential election, allegations Moscow flatly denies.

China says it is vigilant as two U.S. bombers fly over South China Sea
China said on Friday it was monitoring U.S. military activities in the South China Sea, after two U.S. bombers conducted training flights over the disputed waters. The U.S. Pacific Command said on its website that two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew a 10-hour training mission from Guam over the South China Sea on Thursday, in conjunction with the Navy’s USS Sterett guided-missile destroyer.

Woman detonates bomb in crowded Friday market in Iraq, killing at least 30
A woman detonated her explosive belt in a market east of the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala on Friday, killing at least 30 and wounding 35, Iraqi security sources said. Islamic State claimed the attack in the town of Musayab, south of Baghdad, in a statement on its Amaq news agency. It didn’t identify the bomber. A security officer said the assailant was a woman who hid the bomb under the customary full-body veil.

Korea says launch tested ‘new type’ of cruise missile
Pyongyang on Friday hailed the successful test of a new type of surface-to-ship cruise missile, which it said was designed to hit “any enemy group of battleships” that threatened North Korea.

The Thrill Is Gone: Chris Matthews Admits “There’s No ‘There’ There” On Trump-Russia ‘Collusion’
“I’ve always assumed that what Trump was afraid of was that he had said something to Flynn and Flynn could be flipped on that and Flynn would testify against the President that he’d had some conversation with Flynn in terms of dealing with the Russians affirmatively. And if that’s not the case, where’s the there-there?”

PICTURES: FGM-Linked Muslim Sect Given First Chance to Lay Flowers at London Attack Vigil
Thousands of Londoners gathered Monday in a park near London’s Tower Bridge to express grief over the deaths of those killed by radical Islamic terrorists on Saturday evening. The vigil, led by London mayor Sadiq Khan, saw a procession of Muslims given the opportunity to first, and separately, lay flowers at the scene. …The group is believed to have been from the Bohra sect of Islam, perhaps best known for their adherence to the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation.

Watch Live: UK Election Results – BBC/ITV Forecast ‘Hung Parliament’, Farage Warns “Brexit Is In Trouble”
Conservatives will do slightly better than the exit poll predicted – but will still be just short of an overall majority… Porjection – Conservatives: 322 (4 short of majority, down 9 from 2015), Labour: 261 (up 5 from 2015)

OY VEY: Sea of Galilee, Dangerously Salty, Reported in Danger of Becoming Desolate As Prophesied The Regional Council of the Jordan Valley published its annual report with the disturbing finding that the salinity of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is 30 percent higher than it was just five years ago and the highest it has been in 50 years. This dire situation may be remedied by prayers and good acts, and is described in Jewish sources as an aspect of the pre-Messianic age.

Clinton’s charity confirms Qatar’s $1 million gift while she was at State Dept
The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, even though she had promised to let the agency review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments.

Stunning! Senate OKs U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem resolution 90-to-0
The U.S. Senate, in an extremely rare moment of action without any opposition, has adopted a resolution calling on President Trump to abide by a 1995 law that calls for the U.S. Embassy to be in Jerusalem. The vote actually was 90-0….

Is New Scientific Trial to Revive the Dead a Threat to God’s Final Resurrection of Believers?
“If they are able to revive a person from total brain death, it will be considered techiyat hamaytim (resurrection of the dead),” said Rabbi Halperin. “Torah law puts limits on man, forbidding him from some areas which are strictly divine. Reviving the dead is one of them.”“Not only does this effort by scientists go against this principle of faith, but we know that true resurrection can only happen by Divine will.

“Streaked, Speckled, Spotted”, First Jacob’s Lambs in 2,000 Years Born in Native Land
After a journey as dramatic as anything in the Bible, the first Jacob’s Sheep born in the land of Israel in over two millennia made their auspicious appearance last month in the Jordan Valley. One Torah Codes expert found an amazingly precise and detailed description of the flock’s arrival and the role it will play in bringing the Third Temple.

Philippines says Islamist fighters on back foot in besieged city
The Islamist militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a “small resistance” after troops crippled their logistics and some fighters have fled from the battle, military officials said on Thursday. “In a few more days it could be over,”

Britons vote in election seen strengthening May’s Brexit hand
Britons began voting on Thursday in a snap election predicted to give Prime Minister Theresa May a larger parliamentary majority, which she hopes will strengthen her hand in looming divorce talks with the European Union. A final survey backed other opinion polls in the last 24 hours, suggesting that the Conservatives had widened their lead following a tricky campaign in which their support appeared at times to be ebbing away.

Trump effect rocking the Middle East
Even before the US president set foot in Saudi Arabia, different countries in the region were required to pay ‘earnest money’ to be able to join the Sunni bloc against Iran and ISIS. One of the demands was that all Sunni Arab states—particularly Qatar—would wash their hands off Hamas.

PA official: Settlement building not a barrier for resuming peace talks
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will forgo demands on stopping Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank in order to resume peace talks under the Trump administration, according to Bloomberg on Thursday. Mohammad Mustafa, Abbas’s senior economic adviser and former deputy prime minister, explained in an interview conducted Monday that: “We think it’s better for all of us right now to focus on giving this new administration a chance to deliver.”

US Senate proceeds with Iran sanctions bill hours after attack
The Senate voted on Wednesday to proceed with a bill that would sanction Iran over its ballistic missile activity, its human rights record and its funding of terrorist organizations across the Middle East, just hours after the Iranian capital suffered a significant terrorist attack. The timing of Wednesday’s vote – a procedural hurdle before the Senate votes on the bill itself, likely on Thursday – caused several Democratic senators to feel compelled to vote against the measure.

Netanyahu, Haley discuss UNIFIL mandate vs Hezbollah
Anticipating the possibility of another war in Lebanon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Wednesday with Nikki Haley, Washington’s ambassador to the UN, about a possible Security Council resolution calling for the removal of Hezbollah forces from southern Lebanon…According to senior government officials, Netanyahu and Haley…spoke about strengthening the mandate of UNIFIL…to make it more effective in enforcing Security Council Resolution 1701…

Al-Shabab fighters storm military base in Somalia
Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has carried out a major assault on a military base in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Its fighters killed 61 government troops and seized 16 vehicles in the dawn raid, the group said. A Puntland government minister has denied the high death toll, but did not give separate casualty figures.

General election 2017: Voters to go to the polls
Voting in the UK general election is under way at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country. Polls opened at 07:00 BST on Thursday, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote.

Iran FM Zarif slams ‘repugnant’ Trump statement on Tehran attacks
Iran’s foreign minister has denounced as “repugnant” a White House statement on Wednesday’s terror attack in Tehran that said Iran was a “terror sponsor”. President Trump had said he was praying for the victims, but added that “states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote”. But Javad Zarif said Iran “rejected such claims of friendship” and claimed the attackers from so-called Islamic State had been “backed by US clients”.

North Korea fires suspected land-to-ship missiles as South Korea delays THAAD
North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday…a day after the South postponed full deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system designed to deter a North Korean attack. The launches…come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state.

Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at FBI
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended a fraught month-long search for an FBI chief after firing James Comey by selecting Christopher Wray, who has prosecuted and defended white-collar crime cases…Wray, who must be confirmed to the post by the Senate, and Comey served together in the Justice Department under former President George Bush, and both worked on the government’s case in the Enron Corp fraud scandal in the early to mid-2000s.

Iran Burning: Isis Claims Responsibility For Massive Iranian Attacks That Left 12 Dead
Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacks on Iran’s parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine on Wednesday, the group’s state news agency AMAQ said.

Confirmed: Comey Planted Inside FBI as Clinton Fixer
FBI Director James Comey is a Clinton-fixer with a long history of running interference within the Department of Justice to make sure the Clintons are never prosecuted – a loyalty that the Clintons have repaid in corporate board appointments that have earned Comey millions of dollars.

Swedish Govt. Orders Clinic to End Treatment For Rape Victims in Favor of Treating Migrants
The Swedish government has announced that a clinic in Stockholm will no longer treat female rape victims and the money will be spent on treating ‘traumatized’ Muslim migrants instead. After 10 years of helping rape victims, the Stockholm Crisis and Trauma Center “will now only devote itself to patients with war and torture trauma,”reports SVT.

The Attack on Wonder Woman
Lebanon bans “The Israeli Soldier Film.”



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Magnitude-5.3 earthquake strikes Hawaii’s Big Island
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of Volcano town on the state’s southernmost island at a depth of 5 miles (8 kilometers.) That’s on the south flank of Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting continuously since 1983.

China “gravely concerned” as teachers reported killed in Pakistan
China said on Friday it was “gravely concerned” at Islamic State claims that the group killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province last month, where Beijing is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure projects.

Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as U.S., Kuwait seek solution
Qatar vowed on Thursday to ride out the isolation imposed on it by fellow Arab states over its alleged support for terrorism and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region’s biggest diplomatic crisis in years.

Liberman: We are ‘closer than ever’ to deal with Palestinians
“We are far closer to an agreement than ever before,” Liberman told Channel 2 on Thursday. “I hope we will be able to realize this option.” Liberman did not offer any details about the agreement on the table, referring to it only as an “arrangement,” but indicated US President Donald Trump’s administration had played a role in cobbling the pact together and that it would include other regional players.

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile
North Korea said Friday it has test-launched a new type of cruise missile capable of striking U.S. and South Korean warships “at will,” as South Korea found a suspected North Korean drone near the tense border between the rivals. The missiles are the fourth new missile system North Korea has disclosed and tested this year, sending a defiant message that it will continue to pursue a weapons program that has rattled its neighbors and Washington.

Accused leaker wanted to ‘burn the White House down’
Reality Winner appeared before a judge in Augusta, Ga., on Thursday who ordered her to remain jailed until her trial. Prosecutors argued that the 25-year-old might try to flee the U.S. if she was released on bond. They added that Winner wrote in her notebook alleged plans to set the White House on fire, travel to Afghanistan and pledge her allegiance to the Taliban, WSB-TV reported.

NYT ‘Looking Into’ Massive Russia Scoop James Comey Said Is Almost Entirely False
The New York Times is “looking into” whether one of its big Russia scoops is actually true, after former FBI Director James Comey disputed the report in Thursday testimony before Congress

DOJ Says Comey Wasn’t Honest In Senate Hearing
A Department of Justice spokesman denied several claims made by former FBI Director James Comey in a Senate hearing Thursday


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Sessions ends revenue stream for Obama’s lefties
“It’s pretty clear the Obama administration figured out a way to rob the public and help their political allies,” said von Spakovsky, who adds that we’re talking about a lot of money going to Obama’s political friends. “We’re not talking about chump change here. My understanding is in the last 30 months before the new administration came in, the Justice Department had funneled about a billion dollars to outside third party groups,”

Trump to Qatar: Stop funding terror
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Qatar to stop funding of groups that commit terrorism, saying the country had historically done so “at a very high level.” “No civilized nation can tolerate this violence or allow this wicked ideology to spread on its shores,” Trump told reporters during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.

Austria to ban burqas starting October
People who break the new law could be fined up to 150 euros (USD 168), according to the legislation approved by parliament in May and signed into law by the president this week, according to the report. Other measures include a clampdown on distributing extremist material, and immigrants being obliged to sign an “integration contract”.

Comey – The Leaker!
In an apparent act of retaliation for being fired by President Trump, he said the reason he leaked the information was to stimulate the appointment of a special prosecutor…..he testified the President never asked him to end the Russian investigation.

Israeli commandos head to Cyprus for largest land-based drill
Israel has sent a large number of commandos to Cyprus for the largest land-based joint drill ever to have taken place between the two countries. According to local media, the week-long exercise will take place in the areas of the Troodos mountains of Cyprus and will focus on scenarios for occupying and liberating villages as well as survival strategies.

Jordan’s anti-Israel rhetoric on the rise
…Israeli intelligence officials say that the security cooperation and intelligence sharing between Jordan and Israel is stronger than ever…At the same time, popular sentiment against cooperation with Israel is rising. Last month, a delegation of sheikhs from various tribes in Jordan visited Israel, where they met with President Reuven Rivlin, whose father was one of the first to translate the Muslim holy book the Qur’an from Arabic into Hebrew, and was an Islamic scholar.

UNRWA discovers Hamas tunnel under Gaza schools
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency announced…they discovered…a tunnel under two of its schools in the Gaza Strip: The Maghazi Elementary Boys A&B School and the Maghazi Prepatory Boys School…In a statement, UNRWA spokesperson Christopher Gunness said that the tunnels were discovered during construction of an extension of one of the buildings during summer vacation, when the schools were empty. The tunnel had no entry or exit points within the school.

Marawi siege: US special forces aiding Philippine army
US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says. The forces are providing technical help and are not fighting, it said. President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier threatened to throw out US troops amid strained relations since taking office.

Anti-Shariah rallies planned across US worry Muslim leaders
…Muslim leaders and others are concerned about anti-Shariah, or Islamic law, marches planned for Saturday in Seattle and about two-dozen other U.S. cities, saying the marches are really anti-Muslim. They consider the Portland and Eugene incidents, and other recent anti-Muslim crimes in America, part of an alarming trend that came to the forefront in last year’s presidential election with far-right activists portraying Islam — and all Muslims — as a threat.

After sowing doubts, Trump backs NATO mutual defense under charter
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he backs the NATO charter’s demand that all members be prepared to defend each other, weeks after jarring allies by not restating U.S. support for the agreement. At a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he supports the NATO charter’s Article 5, the requirement that each member of the alliance defend each other if they come under attack.

Germany’s Merkel lends support to Mexico over NAFTA
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday backed Mexico to press for a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Donald Trump, thanking its government for keeping German interests in mind during the talks. Germany and Mexico have pursued policies tailored toward exporting manufactured goods, and both ran trade surpluses of more than $60 billion with the United States last year.

More men named in college sex assault cases are taking their accusers to court
As the debate over campus sexual assaults continues to shadow universities throughout the Carolinas and beyond, more accused male students have started taking their female accusers to court.

Texas GOP Sen. Cornyn: ObamaCare will ‘absolutely’ be repealed by the end of July
…Lawmakers have “no choice” but to repeal ObamaCare, as the healthcare law is in “meltdown” mode.

Obama Warns Against Income Inequality While Delivering $7,700-a-Minute Speech
Former President Barack Obama spoke to the Chamber of Commerce in Montreal on Tuesday, warning against income inequality and the concentration of wealth—remarks from a man who reportedly commanded $400,000 a speech, or $7,700-a-minute at that rate, for his Canadian speech.

Dems want Hillary Clinton to leave spotlight
Democrats say they’d like Hillary Clinton to take a cue from former President Obama and step out of the spotlight. They say her string of remarks explaining her stunning loss in November coupled with the public remarks blaming the Democratic National Committee for the defeat — which many took as also critical of Obama — are hurting the party and making the 2016 candidate look bitter.

With Global Warming Treaty Ditched, Could Iran Deal Be Next?
The media remain outraged over President Donald Trump’s decision last week to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a boondoggle which would have cost the U.S. an estimated $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial-sector American jobs by 2040 with no actual effect on the climate. But the narrative at The New York Times is that the coal miners and oil industry elites have struck a grand bargain with Republicans to ignore, if not further, the destruction of the planet.

. House Passes Bill To Repeal and Replace Post-Crisis Wall Street Rules
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to roll-back and replace many of the financial regulations enacted during the Obama administration in reaction to the 2008 financial crisis.

Obama Admin Never Warned About Russian ‘Hacking’
Neither former President Barack Obama nor any member of his cabinet warned state election officials of any Russian effort to hack or interfere with the country’s electoral systems, according to the president of the National Association of Secretaries of State.



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Feinstein: “Congress Should Investigate If Lynch Pressured Comey To Cover For Hillary Clinton”
“I think we need to more about that, and there’s only one way to know about it and that’s to have the Judiciary committee take a look at that.”

Iran Sends 2 Warships To Oman, Flies Food To Qatar
If there was any confusion on which side of the Qatar crisis Iran found itself, it was swept away today after Iran’s Tasnim news, cited by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, reported that Iran plans to send two warships to Oman on Sunday, while sending four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetable every day.

Food Review Website Suggests Patrons Avoid Chick-fil-A Due to ‘Unpalatable Baggage
It’s unlikely there are polls that show how many people make their fast-food dining decisions based on politics, but the restaurant review website Eater recommends customers avoid the popular Chick-Fil-A chain because of its “unpalatable baggage” of Christian values, Twitchy reported Sunday.

‘Greatest challenge the church is facing’ swells worldwide
“Islam is presently the greatest challenge the church is facing, and will continue to be so in the days ahead,” he said. “The problem, of course, is not in Islam’s strength so much as it is in the weakness and apathy of the church. While many Muslims are well trained to reach and evangelize Christians, most Christians are not equipped or even willing to evangelize Muslims. This is a travesty in so many ways.

Comey Covered Up Massive Obama Admin Spying Activities on US Public – Including Citizen Trump
As reported in prior posts — A massive amount of data on 47 hard drives obtained from a government whistle blower was turned over to Freedom Watch recently. The information proves prior President Obama and his government spied on anyone they wanted to.

‘This Is War’: Florida Sheriff Urges Citizens To Arm Themselves In Case Of Attack A Florida sheriff’s office posted a message on social media urging citizens to arm themselves in self-defense, and to be prepared to defend themselves in the event of an attack

Catholic Cardinal Declares Mohammed A True Prophet Of G-d
He served as Archbishop of Washington, D.C.(imagine that) from 2001 to 2006, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. In Catholic theology, to be a prophet, to earn that title, one must be divinely inspired. To call Mohammed “The Prophet”, as he does, is to claim that Mohammed is a true prophet, inspired by G-d. This guy couldn’t be more wrong. I strongly suspect he is of the infamous Alinsky wing of the Church.

Atheists demand town remove church welcome signs
A group of perpetually-offended atheists, agnostics and freethinkers are threatening to sue a small Wisconsin town because of two welcome signs. The signs, which were posted some 50 years ago, read, “The Churches of Oconomowoc Welcome You.”

UNRWA should be dismantled, Netanyahu told Nikki Haley
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday that he had told US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley during her visit last week that the United Nations should consider shutting down operations of its Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Netanyahu’s remarks came after UNRWA faced backlash over the weekend after the body announced discovering a Hamas tunnel underneath two of their schools in the Gaza Strip.

Abbas adviser: Western Wall can only remain under Muslim sovereignty
The Western Wall can only remain under Muslim sovereignty, a senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said during a Friday sermon. “It is an Islamic endowment that absolutely cannot belong to non-Muslims,” Mahmoud Habash, Abbas’s religious affairs adviser said, referring to the wall. “It is our property and endowment. It is impossible to concede one millimeter of it.”

Bomb threats close three LA synagogues over Shabbat
Three Los Angeles synagogues were closed down Saturday after receiving a series of bomb threats online, The Jewish Journal reported. According to LA Police Officer Mike Lopez, the Glazer and Irmas locations of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the Brentwood University Synagogue were shut down just after 8 a.m., and reopened after LAPD cleared all three around 12:45 p.m.

Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is said to have been freed under an amnesty, in a move which could fuel further instability. His father’s preferred successor, he had been held by a militia in the town of Zintan for the past six years. The Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion said he had been released on Friday but he has not been shown in public.

Trump Mexico: Merkel says walls no answer to migration
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said building walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, during a visit to Mexico City. Mrs Merkel did not mention US President Donald Trump, who has vowed to erect a barrier across the Mexican border. She said history showed that migration pressures were resolved only when empires got on well with their neighbours.

Qatar blockade: Iran sends five planeloads of food
Iran has sent five planeloads of food to Qatar, which is suffering shortages amid a regional blockade. A number of nations, including Iran’s major rival Saudi Arabia, last week cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of funding terrorism, charges it denies. The land border with Saudi Arabia, through which 40% of Qatar’s food comes, has been closed.

Comey hearing: Sessions to testify in response
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will appear before a Senate panel in response to James Comey’s testimony. He will appear before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, he announced in a letter. He said the decision had been made “in light of Mr Comey’s recent testimony”.

Afghan soldier fatally shoots three U.S. soldiers; 1 injured
Three American service members were killed and another wounded Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province, U.S. officials said…The so-called insider attack — the second of its kind this year — happened in Nangarhar, where Afghan troops and U.S. special operations forces have been locked in combat with an Islamic State-affiliated militant group for months.

Iran company finalizes deal with Boeing to buy 60 planes
Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s Aseman Airlines has finalized a deal to purchase 60 planes from the American company Boeing. The Saturday report said that the planes will be delivered in two batches and the first batch will consist of 30 737 passenger planes to be delivered in 2019.

Christian church DESTROYED as Chinese police drag worshippers into street and beat them
Violence broke out in Shanggiu in Henan province after 300 police officers and officials demolished the Shuangmiao Christian Church—which was under construction. Officers dragged out around 40 Christians with one worshipper comparing the brutal scenes to the Japanese invasion of China during the Second World War, according to charity China Aid. Eight Christians remain in custody following the incident amid a crackdown on churches by the communist regime.

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax
…According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, some 38 percent of girls ages 13 through 17, and 26 percent of boys, have an anxiety disorder. On college campuses, anxiety is running well ahead of depression as the most common mental health concern, according to a 2016 national study of more than 150,000 students by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Pennsylvania State University.

Dutch Muslim councilman blasts Israeli youth delegation as ‘murderers,’ ‘terrorists’
Abdoe Khoulani, a Muslim city council member in The Hague, slammed a group of Israeli high school students visiting the Dutch parliament, calling them “future Zionist terrorists, occupiers and those who murder children.” The 28-member student delegation was made up of 16-year-old studebts from the Hen School for Young Ambassadors.

Washington gay pride parade draws thousands, briefly blocked by protest
Thousands of revelers, some waving rainbow flags symbolizing gay rights, crowded Washington streets on Saturday for the city’s gay pride parade in an annual party that saw anti-corporate protesters briefly block its route. Cheering spectators packed sidewalks as floats with rainbow balloons and papier mache rainbows snaked 1.5 miles (2.4 km) through residential neighborhoods several blocks north of the White House.

White House, Congress Republicans nearing key tax overhaul decisions
The Trump administration and top Republicans in U.S. Congress are within a few weeks of agreeing on central aspects of a tax overhaul plan that will determine the contours of legislation now expected in September…Under pressure from business groups and rank-and-file Republicans, Trump officials and congressional leaders still need to decide how much to slash tax rates and if the package should increase the federal budget deficit…

IS propaganda hard hit by killings, battlefield setbacks
Supported by crutches and a fellow Islamic State jihadi, Abu Shuaib al-Maslawi hopped on his left leg toward the explosives-laden black SUV that he would minutes later plow into a group of Iraqi troops in the northern city of Mosul.

Clashes Erupt As Leftists Crash Nationwide “March Against Sharia”
Clashes have broken out between members of purportedly “anti-fascist” leftist groups and peaceful conservatives gathering to protest genital mutilation, honor killings and other practices associated with Sharia law as part of the a nationwide “March Against Sharia.”

Tracking Hacking: Visualizing The World’s Biggest Data Breaches
Before 2009, the majority of data breaches were the fault of human errors like misplaced hard drives and stolen laptops, or the efforts of “inside men” looking to make a profit by selling data to the highest bidder. Since then, the volume of malicious hacking has exploded relative to other forms of data loss.

Special Forces Assist Philippines Against Islamic Militants
U.S. special forces are assisting Philippine troops in their operations against Islamic militants in the southern city of Marawi, the U.S. embassy in Manila said in an emailed statement.

Woman Obama Released Early From Prison Is Going Back
A convicted cocaine dealer released from prison early by former President Barack Obama is going to be an inmate again after getting arrested for theft and violating the terms of her release.

U.S. Weeks Away From A Recession According To Latest Loan Data
Should the current rate of loan growth deceleration persist, the US will post its first negative loan growth, or rather loan contraction since the financial crisis, in roughly 4 to 6 week… just in time for the Fed’s rate hike.

EPA Delays Obama Air Pollution Rule
The Trump administration will delay the implementation of a major Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air pollution rule from the Obama administration.

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Trump’s EPA Chief Backs Approach to Science That Could Upend the Global Warming ‘Consensus’
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt reignited a long simmering debate over a method of scientific inquiry that could upset the supposed “consensus” on man-made global warming.

Israel cedes to PA demand, cuts Gaza electricity by 40%
Israel’s security cabinet agreed late Sunday night to cut the electricity it sends to Gaza by 40 percent, now that the Palestinian Authority has said it intends to only pay 60% of it’s monthly bill, Army Radio reported. The 2 million people in the Hamas controlled Strip will now have only two to three hours of power a day, down from four hours of electricity they have lived on since April.

Israel’s quantum leap: NIS 7.5m. to go into secure communication system
Research at Israel’s leading quantum science center, which has won a tender to build a national quantum communications system, is paving the way for massive improvements in computation speed and secure communication. The goal of this project is to develop homegrown Israeli expertise and technology for a national quantum communications system that will prevent eavesdropping, protect data privacy and secure national infrastructure.

Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote
Puerto Rico’s governor is vowing to make the U.S. territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote’s legitimacy. Gov. Ricardo Rossello told a couple hundred supporters…he will soon create a commission to appoint two senators and five representatives to demand statehood from the U.S. Congress, which has to approve any changes to the island’s political status.

NASA discovers TEN ‘potentially hazardous’ rocks close to Earth
The space agency has been working tirelessly to identify dangers that Earth face from space, and has said that it has found 10 new asteroids of meteors which it believes could harm life on Earth. The discovery was made by NASA’s asteroid detecting mission – Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer or NEOWISE…On top of the 10 “potentially hazardous” objects, Nasa says that they have identified 97 other space rocks and seen an unexplained spike in comet activity.

Arrow missile system to be tested in Alaska
Israel will test the Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile defense system from Alaska for the first time in 2018. Alaska Aerospace Corporation CEO Craig Campbell said the test was part a 5-6 year, $80.4 million contract between his company and the US Missile Defense Agency, which was signed last summer. The interceptor will be launched from a testing site in the Kodiak Islands.

Syrian army and allies step up bombing of rebels in Deraa city
The Syrian army and Iran-backed militia forces have escalated attacks against a rebel-held part of the southern city of Deraa, a possible prelude to a large-scale campaign to wrest full control of the city, rebels and residents said on Monday. The intensive raids and bombing strikes mainly pounded the southern part of Deraa, strategically located on the border with Jordan and where the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad erupted six years ago.

U.S.-Backed Afghan Government Funding Taliban Schools, Hospitals
The U.S. taxpayer-backed Afghan government is reportedly funding schools and hospitals operated by the Taliban as the terrorist group attempts to establish itself as a legitimate administration in the large swathes of the country under its control. “They are trying to set up a mini-state – if not the actual state – in Helmand,” Auliya Atrafi, a journalist…who made a film about the deteriorating security conditions there…

Pope Francis Threatens Renegade African Priests, Demanding ‘Total Obedience’
In what is perhaps the most strongly worded address of the Francis pontificate, the Pope blasted a group of Nigerian priests who have rejected the papal appointment of their bishop to the diocese of Ahiara, comparing them to the “murderous tenants” spoken of by Jesus in the gospel…In the letter, he continued, the priests “must clearly manifest total obedience to the Pope,” and “must be willing to accept the Bishop whom the Pope sends and has appointed.”

Al Aqsa Imam: Western Wall Belongs Only to Muslims
In another egregious step towards claiming the whole of Jerusalem for the Muslim world, two Arab leaders said on Friday that the Western Wall, or Kotel, belongs exclusively to the Muslims.

Quake rattles Indonesia’s capital, but no damage apparent
Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said the quake was a stronger magnitude-6.3 but had no potential to cause a tsunami.

Comey facing ‘three-pronged legal attack’ after Kasowitz’s detailed investigation
Kasowitz and his legal team are preparing a civil complaint against Comey that charges he violated a number of federal laws involving his private conversations with Trump just before his firing in May. The complaint will likely be filed next week with the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s office and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Poll: Impossible for Israel to reach peace deal with PA
Half of Israeli Jews say there is absolutely no chance for a peace deal with the PA in the foreseeable future.

Report: New details revealed on Israel’s part in ISIS hack, Trump intel leaks
Israel months ago hacked a cell of extremists making bombs in Syria. Intelligence gathered from those Israeli breaches reportedly led to the US revelation that ISIS was working to develop explosive devices that resembled laptop computer batteries and easily evaded airport screening methods. The information on ISIS terror operations was said to have in part prompted the Trump administration’s March travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries, and was part of classified intelligence the US president was accused of leaking to Russia last month.

Feinstein: “Congress Should Investigate If Lynch Pressured Comey To Cover For Hillary Clinton”
“I think we need to more about that, and there’s only one way to know about it and that’s to have the Judiciary committee take a look at that.”

Iran Sends 2 Warships To Oman, Flies Food To Qatar
If there was any confusion on which side of the Qatar crisis Iran found itself, it was swept away today after Iran’s Tasnim news, cited by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, reported that Iran plans to send two warships to Oman on Sunday, while sending four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetable every day.

Food Review Website Suggests Patrons Avoid Chick-fil-A Due to ‘Unpalatable Baggage
It’s unlikely there are polls that show how many people make their fast-food dining decisions based on politics, but the restaurant review website Eater recommends customers avoid the popular Chick-Fil-A chain because of its “unpalatable baggage” of Christian values, Twitchy reported Sunday.

‘Greatest challenge the church is facing’ swells worldwide
“Islam is presently the greatest challenge the church is facing, and will continue to be so in the days ahead,” he said. “The problem, of course, is not in Islam’s strength so much as it is in the weakness and apathy of the church. While many Muslims are well trained to reach and evangelize Christians, most Christians are not equipped or even willing to evangelize Muslims. This is a travesty in so many ways.

Comey Covered Up Massive Obama Admin Spying Activities on US Public – Including Citizen Trump
As reported in prior posts — A massive amount of data on 47 hard drives obtained from a government whistle blower was turned over to Freedom Watch recently. The information proves prior President Obama and his government spied on anyone they wanted to.

‘This Is War’: Florida Sheriff Urges Citizens To Arm Themselves In Case Of Attack A Florida sheriff’s office posted a message on social media urging citizens to arm themselves in self-defense, and to be prepared to defend themselves in the event of an attack

Catholic Cardinal Declares Mohammed A True Prophet Of G-d
He served as Archbishop of Washington, D.C.(imagine that) from 2001 to 2006, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. In Catholic theology, to be a prophet, to earn that title, one must be divinely inspired. To call Mohammed “The Prophet”, as he does, is to claim that Mohammed is a true prophet, inspired by G-d. This guy couldn’t be more wrong. I strongly suspect he is of the infamous Alinsky wing of the Church.

Atheists demand town remove church welcome signs
A group of perpetually-offended atheists, agnostics and freethinkers are threatening to sue a small Wisconsin town because of two welcome signs. The signs, which were posted some 50 years ago, read, “The Churches of Oconomowoc Welcome You.”

UNRWA should be dismantled, Netanyahu told Nikki Haley
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Sunday that he had told US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley during her visit last week that the United Nations should consider shutting down operations of its Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Netanyahu’s remarks came after UNRWA faced backlash over the weekend after the body announced discovering a Hamas tunnel underneath two of their schools in the Gaza Strip.

Abbas adviser: Western Wall can only remain under Muslim sovereignty
The Western Wall can only remain under Muslim sovereignty, a senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said during a Friday sermon. “It is an Islamic endowment that absolutely cannot belong to non-Muslims,” Mahmoud Habash, Abbas’s religious affairs adviser said, referring to the wall. “It is our property and endowment. It is impossible to concede one millimeter of it.”

Bomb threats close three LA synagogues over Shabbat
Three Los Angeles synagogues were closed down Saturday after receiving a series of bomb threats online, The Jewish Journal reported. According to LA Police Officer Mike Lopez, the Glazer and Irmas locations of Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the Brentwood University Synagogue were shut down just after 8 a.m., and reopened after LAPD cleared all three around 12:45 p.m.

Gaddafi’s son Saif freed in Libya
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is said to have been freed under an amnesty, in a move which could fuel further instability. His father’s preferred successor, he had been held by a militia in the town of Zintan for the past six years. The Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion said he had been released on Friday but he has not been shown in public.

Trump Mexico: Merkel says walls no answer to migration
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said building walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, during a visit to Mexico City. Mrs Merkel did not mention US President Donald Trump, who has vowed to erect a barrier across the Mexican border. She said history showed that migration pressures were resolved only when empires got on well with their neighbours.

Qatar blockade: Iran sends five planeloads of food
Iran has sent five planeloads of food to Qatar, which is suffering shortages amid a regional blockade. A number of nations, including Iran’s major rival Saudi Arabia, last week cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of funding terrorism, charges it denies. The land border with Saudi Arabia, through which 40% of Qatar’s food comes, has been closed.

Comey hearing: Sessions to testify in response
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will appear before a Senate panel in response to James Comey’s testimony. He will appear before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, he announced in a letter. He said the decision had been made “in light of Mr Comey’s recent testimony”.

Afghan soldier fatally shoots three U.S. soldiers; 1 injured
Three American service members were killed and another wounded Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province, U.S. officials said…The so-called insider attack — the second of its kind this year — happened in Nangarhar, where Afghan troops and U.S. special operations forces have been locked in combat with an Islamic State-affiliated militant group for months.

Iran company finalizes deal with Boeing to buy 60 planes
Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s Aseman Airlines has finalized a deal to purchase 60 planes from the American company Boeing. The Saturday report said that the planes will be delivered in two batches and the first batch will consist of 30 737 passenger planes to be delivered in 2019.

Christian church DESTROYED as Chinese police drag worshippers into street and beat them
Violence broke out in Shanggiu in Henan province after 300 police officers and officials demolished the Shuangmiao Christian Church—which was under construction. Officers dragged out around 40 Christians with one worshipper comparing the brutal scenes to the Japanese invasion of China during the Second World War, according to charity China Aid. Eight Christians remain in custody following the incident amid a crackdown on churches by the communist regime.

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax
…According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, some 38 percent of girls ages 13 through 17, and 26 percent of boys, have an anxiety disorder. On college campuses, anxiety is running well ahead of depression as the most common mental health concern, according to a 2016 national study of more than 150,000 students by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Pennsylvania State University.

Dutch Muslim councilman blasts Israeli youth delegation as ‘murderers,’ ‘terrorists’
Abdoe Khoulani, a Muslim city council member in The Hague, slammed a group of Israeli high school students visiting the Dutch parliament, calling them “future Zionist terrorists, occupiers and those who murder children.” The 28-member student delegation was made up of 16-year-old studebts from the Hen School for Young Ambassadors.

Washington gay pride parade draws thousands, briefly blocked by protest
Thousands of revelers, some waving rainbow flags symbolizing gay rights, crowded Washington streets on Saturday for the city’s gay pride parade in an annual party that saw anti-corporate protesters briefly block its route. Cheering spectators packed sidewalks as floats with rainbow balloons and papier mache rainbows snaked 1.5 miles (2.4 km) through residential neighborhoods several blocks north of the White House.

White House, Congress Republicans nearing key tax overhaul decisions
The Trump administration and top Republicans in U.S. Congress are within a few weeks of agreeing on central aspects of a tax overhaul plan that will determine the contours of legislation now expected in September…Under pressure from business groups and rank-and-file Republicans, Trump officials and congressional leaders still need to decide how much to slash tax rates and if the package should increase the federal budget deficit…

IS propaganda hard hit by killings, battlefield setbacks
Supported by crutches and a fellow Islamic State jihadi, Abu Shuaib al-Maslawi hopped on his left leg toward the explosives-laden black SUV that he would minutes later plow into a group of Iraqi troops in the northern city of Mosul.

Clashes Erupt As Leftists Crash Nationwide “March Against Sharia”
Clashes have broken out between members of purportedly “anti-fascist” leftist groups and peaceful conservatives gathering to protest genital mutilation, honor killings and other practices associated with Sharia law as part of the a nationwide “March Against Sharia.”

Tracking Hacking: Visualizing The World’s Biggest Data Breaches
Before 2009, the majority of data breaches were the fault of human errors like misplaced hard drives and stolen laptops, or the efforts of “inside men” looking to make a profit by selling data to the highest bidder. Since then, the volume of malicious hacking has exploded relative to other forms of data loss.

Special Forces Assist Philippines Against Islamic Militants
U.S. special forces are assisting Philippine troops in their operations against Islamic militants in the southern city of Marawi, the U.S. embassy in Manila said in an emailed statement.

Woman Obama Released Early From Prison Is Going Back
A convicted cocaine dealer released from prison early by former President Barack Obama is going to be an inmate again after getting arrested for theft and violating the terms of her release.

U.S. Weeks Away From A Recession According To Latest Loan Data
Should the current rate of loan growth deceleration persist, the US will post its first negative loan growth, or rather loan contraction since the financial crisis, in roughly 4 to 6 week… just in time for the Fed’s rate hike.

EPA Delays Obama Air Pollution Rule
The Trump administration will delay the implementation of a major Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air pollution rule from the Obama administration.

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Prophecy by the Numbers, Chapter and Verse
Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Dean of Students at the Diaspora Yeshiva and a noted lecturer, recently revealed an amazing method of prophecy that can be accessed by simply reading the Bible. … every year has a corresponding verse in the Torah. According to Rabbi Sprecher, all that is required to find the verse that describes a particular year, whether it is in the past or the future, is to count verses from the beginning of Genesis until the number of verses equals the Hebrew calendar year.

Three EU countries say ‘no’ to Muslims
EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.

Tropical Storm “Calvin” dumping heavy rain on Mexico, flash floods and mudslides expected
Tropical Depression 03E, located near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, has intensified into a tropical storm, receiving the name Calvin at 21:00 UTC on June 12, 2017. Calvin is expected to cause flash floods and mudslides in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Chiapas, Tabasco and Veracruz through midweek. This is the third tropical storm of the 2017 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season; average to date is 1.2

Tidal waves drive 1,500 out of Ketu-South homes
(GHANA) ..at Blekusu in the Ketu South district, the waves started sweeping through the community around 6:00 am on Sunday. She said a good number of the residents there have been left homeless with women and children worst affected. Over 242 houses were submerged and properties destroyed,

Turkey earthquake: Magnitude 6.3 seismic shock strikes western coast and large Greek island
A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the western coast of Turkey and between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chinos shook buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens.

Israel Prepares for Massive Earthquake
“I hope there will not be an earthquake in 2017. There are enough earthquakes around us in all senses of the word, but we live adjacent to the Syrian-African rift, and an earthquake can hit at any moment,” Netanyahu said at Sunday’s Israeli cabinet meeting.

Egypt offers Gaza electricity in exchange for crackdown on security at border
Egypt extended an offer to Hamas to provide power to the Gaza Strip in exchange for security changes at the border, Ashraq Al-Awsat, the international Arab newspaper based in London, reported Tuesday morning. According to the report, Cairo said it was willing to ease up restrictions at the Rafah crossing and provide additional humanitarian aid to the Strip if a list of security demands that was passed on to Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar will be met.

Nairobi building collapse: People missing as residents join search
Several people are reported missing after a seven-storey building collapsed on Monday night in an eastern suburb of the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The Kenya Red Cross tweeted that response teams were at the scene, in the Kware Pipeline Embakasi area. The Star newspaper said dozens of people had been evacuated moments before the collapse.

Panama cuts ties with Taiwan in favour of China
Panama has cut long-standing diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established relations with China, in a diplomatic coup for Beijing. The Panamanian government said it recognised there was “only one China” and considered Taiwan part of it. Taiwan expressed “anger and regret”, and accused Panama of “bullying”.

Bangladesh: Dozens killed as rain triggers landslides
Heavy monsoon rain has triggered landslides in south-east Bangladesh, with officials reporting at least 61 people died, including five soldiers. Hills collapsed in three districts in Chittagong after some of the heaviest rain in recent years. Rescue operations are being hampered by bad weather and officials told the BBC they feared the death toll would rise.

Greece earthquake hits Lesbos: Tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens
A strong earthquake has struck off the Aegean coast of western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos, with tremors felt in Istanbul and Athens. The epicentre of the 6.3 magnitude quake was 5km (3 miles) south of Plomari, a town on the coast of Lesbos, the US Geological Survey said. Several buildings were damaged but the village of Vrisa was worst hit with 10 people taken to hospital.

Migrant influx shifting but no let-up: Frontex
The migrants pouring into Europe have changed routes: the crossing between Turkey and Greece is practically closed, but ever greater numbers are risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy. A criminal industry has flourished, while the European Union has beefed up its border agency Frontex to try to check the mass migration.

Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe
The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago. In an audiotape circulated online Monday, spokesman Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajer praised last week’s attacks in Iran’s capital, saying the country is “weaker than a spider’s web” and calling for more assaults.

Jerusalem’s Western Wall ‘Can Never Be For Non-Muslims,’ Top Palestinian Official Claims
While giving a sermon on Friday, Mahmoud al-Habash, supreme Sharia judge and top religious advisor to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Abbas, said that the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City is an “Islamic endowment that can never be for non-Muslims.”

Shale Production Will Hit An All Time High Next Month… And That’s Just The Beginning
According to the latest EIA Daily Prodctivity Report forecast released today, in July the total shale basin output is expected to hit 5.475 mmb/d, surpassing the previous production record of 5.46 mmb/d reached in March 2015. And that’s just the beginning.

UN places Jerusalem in the ‘State of Palestine’
Aside from several postings for employment opportunities in “Occupied Palestinian territory,” referring to locations in Judea and Samaria, most recently the UN posted an opening for a position in “Jerusalem, Palestine.”

BREAKING: US Immigration Begins Deporting Christians to Face Genocide #NotOnMy
The United States has started mass deportations of Iraqi Christians. The Christians will be sent to an area with an active war zone, many have been told they will be sent to Mosul, a location with an active ISIS presence. They will be murdered if their religious affiliation is discovered.

Public Libraries Hosting ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ for Children
Since last fall, the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope has been offering the storytime for children, bringing in various drag queens to read children’s books about homosexuality, gender identity and “non-conformity,” and “general youth discomfort.”

Poll: 73 Percent of Americans Support Euthanasia
Nearly three out of four Americans support euthanasia, a new Gallup poll revealed.

Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization.

Gingrich Questions Special Counsel’s Impartiality – “Republicans Are Delusional…Look Who He Is Hiring”
“Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink.”


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Gunman at GOP ballgame: ‘Are you Democrats or Republicans?’
The suspect is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson is described as a “passionate progressive” who campaigned for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential election, according to a report in the Washington Post. A congressional staffer told WND that the gunman approached the game and asked Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.: “Are you Democrats or Republicans?”

CRISPR pioneer Doudna envisions a world of woolly mammoths and unicorns
We are “on the cusp of a new age in genetic engineering and biological mastery,” she and Sternberg write, dangling the prospect of “life-changing treatments” and “lifesaving cures.” She says she is “not kidding” that CRISPR could bring about “woolly mammoths, winged lizards, and unicorns. … It won’t be long before CRISPR allows us to bend nature to our will.”

The White House’s plan for peace in the Middle East
Among the items mentioned in the US proposal were: slowing building in Judea and Samaria, creating security arrangements in partnership with Jordan and the Gulf states, and normalizing Israel’s relations with the Arab countries.

Jewish, Christian, Muslim Leaders Feast Together for Interfaith Ramadan Break-Fast in Istanbul
Last Thursday, a delegation of rabbis joined Adnan Oktar, a prominent Turkish Muslim cleric, at the Çırağan Palace Ballroom in Istanbul for his traditional iftar feast ending a day of fasting during Ramadan. More than 750 people from different religions and nationalities, including Jewish and Christian clergy and lay leaders, joined Oktar for the annual event hosted by Oktar’s organization, the Movement for the Culture of Peace and Reconciliation.

“Aravrit” Joins Together Hebrew and Arabic in Brand-New Writing System
“And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.” (Genesis, 11:1) A new Hebrew-Arabic writing system called “Aravrit” has been invented which can easily be read by native speakers of both Hebrew and Arabic. Liron Lavi Turkenich, an Israeli typeface designer and researcher, started working on Aravrit in 2012 as her final project for her Visual Communications degree from Ramat Gan’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Though it took several years, the project has finally been completed.

New Zealand denies apologizing to Israel over controversial UN motion
New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee…characterized a letter his country sent to Israel stemming from Wellington’s sponsorship of an anti-settlement UN resolution as a “clarification,” not an “apology.” …an interviewer…asked whether the letter did not amount to “pandering” to Israel, Brownlee said that the letter “indicated that New Zealand wanted to resume diplomatic relations with Israel and regretted that there had been fall-out from the co-sponsorship of the resolution.”

US places onus on Hamas for Gaza crisis
Hamas is responsible for the humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration said as 2 million Palestinian in Gaza struggle to live on four hours a day of electricity. “We do remain deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation there,” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.

DR Congo polio outbreak hits global eradication goal
Two outbreaks of polio have been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a blow to the goal of wiping out the disease from the world. The World Health Organization said there was a high risk the disease would spread. Polio is a potentially deadly infection mainly affecting young people and can result in permanent paralysis.

London fire: Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed
Six people have been confirmed dead after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, and police expect that number to rise. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. Firefighters rescued “large numbers”, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan said “a lot” of people were unaccounted for.

Raqqa battle: ‘Staggering’ civilian toll from US-led air strikes
UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing “staggering loss of life”. Coalition warplanes are supporting an offensive on the IS stronghold that was launched last week by an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters. Since then, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken territory to the west, east and north of the city.

Turkey’s Erdogan decries Qatar’s ‘inhumane’ isolation
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar by several Arab states, describing it as “inhumane and against Islamic values”. Last week’s decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to sever all ties was like a “death penalty”, Mr Erdogan said…Mr Erdogan vowed to help Qatar overcome the effects of the crisis, which he said Saudi Arabia needed to resolve.

UK’s May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party resumed talks on a deal to prop up her minority government on Wednesday as she faced a battle over her Brexit strategy just days before EU divorce talks are due to begin. As Britain entered a sixth day of political turmoil, May’s team continued talks with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure their support in parliament after May failed to win a majority in Thursday’s election.

Philippines says U.S. troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting
U.S. troops are on the ground near Marawi City in the southern Philippines, but are not involved in fighting Islamist militants who have held parts of the city for more than three weeks, a Philippines military spokesman said on Wednesday. The Philippines military has previously said the United States was providing technical assistance to end the occupation of parts of Marawi City by fighters allied to the Islamic State group, but it had no boots on the ground.

The White House’s plan for peace in the Middle East
Among the items mentioned in the US proposal were: slowing building in Judea and Samaria, creating security arrangements in partnership with Jordan and the Gulf states, and normalizing Israel’s relations with the Arab countries. According to the plan, negotiations will begin in September, following the meeting between US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Washington, D.C..

PA still paying terrorists, despite US claims
The Palestinian Authority is still providing stipends to terrorists sitting in Israeli jails, despite claims by US officials that the PA was reversing its policy, a senior Israeli official said. On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claimed that the PA had “changed that policy” following pressure from the Trump administration.

*****hammer: Sessions ‘Exposed the Absurdity’ of Trump-Russia Case
Charles *****hammer said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony “exposed the absurdity of the whole exercise”. *****hammer said that by Sessions stating for the record that he had no nefarious contact with the Russians, he continued the unraveling of Democrats’ case against Trump.

Massive earthquake triggers landslides in Guatemala
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake in western Guatemala near the border with Mexico caused moderate damage to homes, triggered some landslides across highways and injured at least one person early Wednesday, officials said.

Southern Baptists Go ‘Gender-Inclusive’ On Bible
The Southern Baptist Convention’s 2017 meeting is underway during a time of crisis and division for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Much of the division centers on politics – and at the center of the firestorm is Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Moore spent last year waging a long and bitter war against President Donald Trump and his supporters, including penning frequent attacks on the then-candidate in the pages of leftist media outlets like the New York Times.

‘Retail Apocalypse’ Moves North As Sears Canada Admits Its Future Is In “Serious Doubt”
“The company continues to face a very challenging environment with recurring operating losses and negative cash flows from operating activities in the last five fiscal years, with net losses beginning in 2014”

Lee Camp Explains How The New York Times Manufactures “Hit Piece Propaganda”
“…I’m actually grateful it was written about me because now I can see with my own eyes exactly how the glorious chicanery is done. “

Top Dem Calls for Investigation into Clinton FBI Interference
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wants an investigation into whether or not Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, interfered with the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server.

Pat Buchanan Asks “Are We Nearing Civil War?”
“President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down… We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.”

Advertisers are in the hot seat as activists both for and against Trump call for boycotts
It has come to feel like a weekly, even daily occurrence. Following a media firestorm, usually related in some way to President Trump, advertisers face calls to sever ties with the company at the center of the outrage du jour, or else suffer a publicity crisis.



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Mainstream Media Incitement of Violence Against Republicans Leads to Shooting of U.S. Congressman
The madman who opened fire and shot a sitting U.S. congressman (and majority whip) and others today is a liberal who wanted to “kill as many Republicans as possible”, who was a member of a group called “Terminate the Republican Party”, and who had recently written: It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co. And at least some liberals expressed pleasure that the congressman was shot.

Rachel Maddow Denies Show Had Contact With VA Shooter; Segment Does Not Re-Air on Show Repeat
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow reacted to news that James Hodgkinson, the now-deceased alleged shooter in an incident that has resulted in five people hospitalized, including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), was a fan of her program.

Scientists Discover the Bloody Fountain of Youth, But Does it Threaten Messiah?
A new treatment involving transfusing the blood of young donors into older recipients is being lauded not only as a cure for disease but also as a possible treatment for reversing the effects of aging. But the unusual treatment, which evokes Biblical villains and dredges up medieval nightmares, has rabbis divided: is this a blessing or is it a curse?

‘1 down, 216 to go’: GOP congresswoman receives threatening email after Virginia shooting
“One down, 216 to go,” reads the email sent to freshman Republican Claudia Tenney. The subject line apparently referred to the number of House seats required to have a majority in a vote, according to Politico.

US threatens to replace UN human rights body over anti-Israel stance
The United States has threatened to replace the United Nations Human Rights Council with an alternative group of nations, unless the 47-member body halted its anti-Israel bias and underwent a series of reforms. “We are either going to reform this thing and make it reflect what it should be reflecting or we will withdraw our support for it,” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday in Washington.

WATCH: Russian Ambassador to Israel – Hamas, Hezbollah not terrorists at all
The Russian Ambassador to Israel, Alexander Shein, refused to call Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations but rather “radical organizations which sometimes adhere to extremist political views” in an interview on Israeli TV last week (June 9). In an interview with Channel 9, the Russian-language Israeli TV channel, the Russian envoy stated that “we do not consider these organizations to be terrorists.”

Somalia: Suicide car bomber targets Mogadishu restaurant
A combined suicide bomb and gun attack at a hotel and restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has killed at least 18 people. The attack started on Wednesday evening, as Muslims were breaking their daily fast during Ramadan. A chef at the Pizza House restaurant, a modern venue popular with young Somalis, was among the victims.

Japan passes controversial anti-terror conspiracy law
Japan’s lawmakers have passed a controversial bill allowing authorities to target terror conspiracies. PM Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc pushed it through the upper house early on Thursday, despite vocal opposition. The government argues the law is needed to improve security ahead of the 2020 Olympics, and to comply with a UN agreement Japan has signed.

Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar US deal
Qatar has signed a $12bn deal to buy F-15 fighters jets from the US. The sale was finalised at a meeting in Washington between US defence chief Jim Mattis and his Qatari counterpart. It comes days after US President Donald Trump accused Qatar – a major US ally – of funding terrorism “at a very high level” – a charge Qatar denies.

Gunman dead after attacking congressmen at Virginia baseball field
A gunman who sprayed bullets at Republican lawmakers during baseball practice in a Washington DC suburb has died, US President Donald Trump said. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was one of five injured in the early morning ambush at a park in Alexandria, Virginia. The attacker, identified as Illinois native James T Hodgkinson, 66, was killed after a firefight with police.

Swedish commuters raise concerns over security and privacy by using microchips to pay for their journey
The days of having to remember to grab your travel card on your way out of the house could soon be a thing of the past. SJ Rail, a Swedish rail operator, claims that up to 100 of its customers are embedding microchip implants into their hands to pay for their journey. The creepy technology raises security and privacy issues, as the data generated could be used to track people.

Fed raises rates, unveils balance sheet cuts in sign of confidence
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday for the second time in three months and said it would begin cutting its holdings of bonds and other securities this year…In lifting its benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point to a target range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent and forecasting one more hike this year, the Fed seemed to largely brush off a recent run of mixed economic data.

Officers To Be Put On 12-Hour Shifts, As City Violence Increases
Baltimore sees multiple deadly shootings in just a matter of hours. It was a burst of violence that forced the commissioner to make a drastic move today. All uniformed officers will be on mandatory 12-hour shifts, as the city hustles to control the crime.

BOMBSHELL: Indiana joins Idaho in claiming Obama’s DHS tried to hack their election systems
Indiana is the newest state to accuse the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of trying to hack its state electoral system. The state’s IT team claimed that a DHS IP address repeatedly scanned Indiana’s system. The attempted hacks occurred tens of thousands of times over a period of 46 days, beginning while Vice President Mike Pence was still the governor of Indiana.

Obamacare-repeal promises fizzle before America’s eyes
Senate Republican leaders are not offering any specifics on their health-care reform bill, but reports of critical concessions in at least three major areas leave skeptical conservatives worried that years worth of Obamacare-repeal promises are wilting before our eyes.

Trump accepts ‘dumb deal’ to take Australia’s rejected Muslim ‘refugees’
According to a new report, President Trump is moving forward with a deal made by the Obama administration to resettle illegal-immigrant boat people whom Australia will not accept as “refugees” even though they have been classified as such by the United Nations.

Comey Colluded with Obama on Radical Islamic Murder of US Marines
In July 2015 Islamist Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot up two military offices in Chattanooga leaving four U.S. Marines dead.

REPORT: Obama Had His Own ‘Back Channel’ To Moscow
The Obama administration had a “back channel” to communicate with Russian officials, according to a new report detailing Moscow’s efforts to delegitimize the U.S. presidential election results.

School Children Now Have Involuntary Weekly Doctor Visits: Drugging Without Consent
In the Australian state of Victoria, a state program kicked in at the beginning of 2017 to mandate that children as young as 12 should see a doctor in school at least once a week, to receive drugs and medical treatment without parental consent.

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Gunman at GOP ballgame: ‘Are you Democrats or Republicans?’
The suspect is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson is described as a “passionate progressive” who campaigned for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential election, according to a report in the Washington Post. A congressional staffer told WND that the gunman approached the game and asked Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.: “Are you Democrats or Republicans?”

CRISPR pioneer Doudna envisions a world of woolly mammoths and unicorns
We are “on the cusp of a new age in genetic engineering and biological mastery,” she and Sternberg write, dangling the prospect of “life-changing treatments” and “lifesaving cures.” She says she is “not kidding” that CRISPR could bring about “woolly mammoths, winged lizards, and unicorns. … It won’t be long before CRISPR allows us to bend nature to our will.”

The White House’s plan for peace in the Middle East
Among the items mentioned in the US proposal were: slowing building in Judea and Samaria, creating security arrangements in partnership with Jordan and the Gulf states, and normalizing Israel’s relations with the Arab countries.

Jewish, Christian, Muslim Leaders Feast Together for Interfaith Ramadan Break-Fast in Istanbul
Last Thursday, a delegation of rabbis joined Adnan Oktar, a prominent Turkish Muslim cleric, at the Çırağan Palace Ballroom in Istanbul for his traditional iftar feast ending a day of fasting during Ramadan. More than 750 people from different religions and nationalities, including Jewish and Christian clergy and lay leaders, joined Oktar for the annual event hosted by Oktar’s organization, the Movement for the Culture of Peace and Reconciliation.

“Aravrit” Joins Together Hebrew and Arabic in Brand-New Writing System
“And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.” (Genesis, 11:1) A new Hebrew-Arabic writing system called “Aravrit” has been invented which can easily be read by native speakers of both Hebrew and Arabic. Liron Lavi Turkenich, an Israeli typeface designer and researcher, started working on Aravrit in 2012 as her final project for her Visual Communications degree from Ramat Gan’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Though it took several years, the project has finally been completed.

New Zealand denies apologizing to Israel over controversial UN motion
New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee…characterized a letter his country sent to Israel stemming from Wellington’s sponsorship of an anti-settlement UN resolution as a “clarification,” not an “apology.” …an interviewer…asked whether the letter did not amount to “pandering” to Israel, Brownlee said that the letter “indicated that New Zealand wanted to resume diplomatic relations with Israel and regretted that there had been fall-out from the co-sponsorship of the resolution.”

US places onus on Hamas for Gaza crisis
Hamas is responsible for the humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration said as 2 million Palestinian in Gaza struggle to live on four hours a day of electricity. “We do remain deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation there,” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.

DR Congo polio outbreak hits global eradication goal
Two outbreaks of polio have been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a blow to the goal of wiping out the disease from the world. The World Health Organization said there was a high risk the disease would spread. Polio is a potentially deadly infection mainly affecting young people and can result in permanent paralysis.

London fire: Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed
Six people have been confirmed dead after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, and police expect that number to rise. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. Firefighters rescued “large numbers”, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan said “a lot” of people were unaccounted for.

Raqqa battle: ‘Staggering’ civilian toll from US-led air strikes
UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing “staggering loss of life”. Coalition warplanes are supporting an offensive on the IS stronghold that was launched last week by an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters. Since then, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken territory to the west, east and north of the city.

Turkey’s Erdogan decries Qatar’s ‘inhumane’ isolation
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar by several Arab states, describing it as “inhumane and against Islamic values”. Last week’s decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to sever all ties was like a “death penalty”, Mr Erdogan said…Mr Erdogan vowed to help Qatar overcome the effects of the crisis, which he said Saudi Arabia needed to resolve.

UK’s May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party resumed talks on a deal to prop up her minority government on Wednesday as she faced a battle over her Brexit strategy just days before EU divorce talks are due to begin. As Britain entered a sixth day of political turmoil, May’s team continued talks with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure their support in parliament after May failed to win a majority in Thursday’s election.

Philippines says U.S. troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting
U.S. troops are on the ground near Marawi City in the southern Philippines, but are not involved in fighting Islamist militants who have held parts of the city for more than three weeks, a Philippines military spokesman said on Wednesday. The Philippines military has previously said the United States was providing technical assistance to end the occupation of parts of Marawi City by fighters allied to the Islamic State group, but it had no boots on the ground.

The White House’s plan for peace in the Middle East
Among the items mentioned in the US proposal were: slowing building in Judea and Samaria, creating security arrangements in partnership with Jordan and the Gulf states, and normalizing Israel’s relations with the Arab countries. According to the plan, negotiations will begin in September, following the meeting between US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Washington, D.C..

PA still paying terrorists, despite US claims
The Palestinian Authority is still providing stipends to terrorists sitting in Israeli jails, despite claims by US officials that the PA was reversing its policy, a senior Israeli official said. On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claimed that the PA had “changed that policy” following pressure from the Trump administration.

*****hammer: Sessions ‘Exposed the Absurdity’ of Trump-Russia Case
Charles *****hammer said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony “exposed the absurdity of the whole exercise”. *****hammer said that by Sessions stating for the record that he had no nefarious contact with the Russians, he continued the unraveling of Democrats’ case against Trump.

Massive earthquake triggers landslides in Guatemala
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake in western Guatemala near the border with Mexico caused moderate damage to homes, triggered some landslides across highways and injured at least one person early Wednesday, officials said.

Southern Baptists Go ‘Gender-Inclusive’ On Bible
The Southern Baptist Convention’s 2017 meeting is underway during a time of crisis and division for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Much of the division centers on politics – and at the center of the firestorm is Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Moore spent last year waging a long and bitter war against President Donald Trump and his supporters, including penning frequent attacks on the then-candidate in the pages of leftist media outlets like the New York Times.

‘Retail Apocalypse’ Moves North As Sears Canada Admits Its Future Is In “Serious Doubt”
“The company continues to face a very challenging environment with recurring operating losses and negative cash flows from operating activities in the last five fiscal years, with net losses beginning in 2014”

Lee Camp Explains How The New York Times Manufactures “Hit Piece Propaganda”
“…I’m actually grateful it was written about me because now I can see with my own eyes exactly how the glorious chicanery is done. “

Top Dem Calls for Investigation into Clinton FBI Interference
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) wants an investigation into whether or not Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, interfered with the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server.

Pat Buchanan Asks “Are We Nearing Civil War?”
“President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down… We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.”

Advertisers are in the hot seat as activists both for and against Trump call for boycotts
It has come to feel like a weekly, even daily occurrence. Following a media firestorm, usually related in some way to President Trump, advertisers face calls to sever ties with the company at the center of the outrage du jour, or else suffer a publicity crisis.


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15,000 plus sign petition against anti-Israel rally in London
An online petition calling for a ban of the upcoming “Al-Quds Day” march in London had garnered over 15,000 signatures as of Thursday, due to concerns that the rally promotes antisemitism and terrorism. The annual event, which has previously attracted controversy due to the waving of flags of terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah, is scheduled to be held in the British capital on Sunday.

Palestinians to claim Tomb of Patriarchs on UN World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee is set to debate inscribing the Old City of Hebron – including its Tomb of the Patriarchs – to the “State of Palestine” when it meets from July 2 to 12 in Krakow, Poland. “This is a new front in the war over the holy places that the Palestinians are trying to ignite as part of their propaganda campaign against Israel and the history of the Jewish people,” Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama HaCohen told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Five Palestinians cities to expand into Area C
Israel notified the Palestinian Authority that five Palestinian cities – Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarem, Jenin and Kalkilya – would be allowed to expand from Area A into Area C, MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint List) told Army Radio on Thursday night. Tibi spoke prior to the anticipated return of US envoy Jason Greenblatt to the region, who was last here two weeks ago to speak with Israelis and Palestinians about US President Donald Trump’s peace efforts.

Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse
At least nine children are reported to have died as houses in Niger’s capital, Niamey, collapsed following heavy rain. The rain has caused floods and extensive damage, including to one of the main markets in the city centre. Homes collapsed in several parts of the city, trapping or killing those inside, AFP reported Zourkaleini Maiga, secretary general of the local authority, as saying.

Islamic State leader Baghdadi ‘may have been killed by Russia’
Russia’s defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS). The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May. It said the raid had targeted a meeting of the IS military council in the group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria.

Russia questions US Himars missile deployment in Syria
The Russian defence ministry has raised concerns about US multiple-rocket launchers being deployed at a base in eastern Syria. It said it was not impossible the two Himars launchers being set up in al-Tanf would be used against troops fighting so-called Islamic State. The launchers were reportedly brought in from Jordan to Tanf, which is used by rebels and Western special forces.

China’s quantum satellite in big leap
The term “spy satellite” has taken on a new meaning with the successful test of a novel Chinese spacecraft. The mission can provide unbreakable secret communications channels, in principle, using the laws of quantum science. Called Micius, the satellite is the first of its kind and was launched from the Gobi desert last August.

U.S. Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions
The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress’ approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. In a move that could complicate U.S. President Donald Trump’s desire for warmer relations with Moscow, the Senate backed the measure by 98-2.

What’s Triggering The Left Now? Soon You Won’t Be Allowed To Say “Patriot”
“There was a time when liberals and conservatives both agreed on one thing. They both used to love their country. Though they differed on what values and policies would be best for their homeland, they still had that shred of common ground. That’s clearly no longer the case.”

TSA begins testing biometric fingerprint screening at 2 airports
Forget fumbling for your photo ID and boarding pass at the airport. Soon, certain passengers will be free to move through the airport and check into their flights using only their fingerprints, thanks to the TSA’s latest, more intrusive, innovation.

BOMBSHELL: Fox News EXPOSES Obama for RIGGING Election With 4 MILLION Fraudulent Votes
…“Dead people are voting and it’s something [the Obama] administration does not want to do anything about. They must like it. They must like who they are voting for,” J. Christian Adams told Fox News. “Now we have four million, four million Steve, ineligible and dead voters on American voter rolls according to the Pew Charitable Trust,” he added. So THAT’S how Obama got elected twice!

Afghanistan Situation is Obama’s Fault, Says Mattis
Secretary of Defense James Mattis blamed former President Barack Obama for the ongoing disaster in Afghanistan when speaking to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday. Mattis argued that the Obama administration’s decision to pull support for Afghan forces allowed the Taliban to rebuild and refocus their efforts.

The UN Just Accused The US Of Killing 300 Civilians Since Last Week In Raqqa
“…the intensification of air strikes, which have paved the ground for an SDF advance in Raqqa, has resulted not only in staggering loss of civilian life, but has also led to 160,000 civilians fleeing their homes and becoming internally displaced…”

Black Lives Matter Activist Tries to Make Scalise Shooting About Race
It took less than a day for a top Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, to make the shooting in Alexandria, Va., about race—complaining that the media is going too easy on the shooter, and claiming that white men should be “banned” to reduce mass shootings.

Furious Trump Lashes Out In Afternoon Tweetstorm
“Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?” “Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?



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15,000 plus sign petition against anti-Israel rally in London
An online petition calling for a ban of the upcoming “Al-Quds Day” march in London had garnered over 15,000 signatures as of Thursday, due to concerns that the rally promotes antisemitism and terrorism. The annual event, which has previously attracted controversy due to the waving of flags of terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah, is scheduled to be held in the British capital on Sunday.

Palestinians to claim Tomb of Patriarchs on UN World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee is set to debate inscribing the Old City of Hebron – including its Tomb of the Patriarchs – to the “State of Palestine” when it meets from July 2 to 12 in Krakow, Poland. “This is a new front in the war over the holy places that the Palestinians are trying to ignite as part of their propaganda campaign against Israel and the history of the Jewish people,” Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama HaCohen told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Five Palestinians cities to expand into Area C
Israel notified the Palestinian Authority that five Palestinian cities – Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarem, Jenin and Kalkilya – would be allowed to expand from Area A into Area C, MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint List) told Army Radio on Thursday night. Tibi spoke prior to the anticipated return of US envoy Jason Greenblatt to the region, who was last here two weeks ago to speak with Israelis and Palestinians about US President Donald Trump’s peace efforts.

Niger floods: Nine children killed as homes collapse
At least nine children are reported to have died as houses in Niger’s capital, Niamey, collapsed following heavy rain. The rain has caused floods and extensive damage, including to one of the main markets in the city centre. Homes collapsed in several parts of the city, trapping or killing those inside, AFP reported Zourkaleini Maiga, secretary general of the local authority, as saying.

Islamic State leader Baghdadi ‘may have been killed by Russia’
Russia’s defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS). The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May. It said the raid had targeted a meeting of the IS military council in the group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria.

Russia questions US Himars missile deployment in Syria
The Russian defence ministry has raised concerns about US multiple-rocket launchers being deployed at a base in eastern Syria. It said it was not impossible the two Himars launchers being set up in al-Tanf would be used against troops fighting so-called Islamic State. The launchers were reportedly brought in from Jordan to Tanf, which is used by rebels and Western special forces.

China’s quantum satellite in big leap
The term “spy satellite” has taken on a new meaning with the successful test of a novel Chinese spacecraft. The mission can provide unbreakable secret communications channels, in principle, using the laws of quantum science. Called Micius, the satellite is the first of its kind and was launched from the Gobi desert last August.

U.S. Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions
The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress’ approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. In a move that could complicate U.S. President Donald Trump’s desire for warmer relations with Moscow, the Senate backed the measure by 98-2.

What’s Triggering The Left Now? Soon You Won’t Be Allowed To Say “Patriot”
“There was a time when liberals and conservatives both agreed on one thing. They both used to love their country. Though they differed on what values and policies would be best for their homeland, they still had that shred of common ground. That’s clearly no longer the case.”

TSA begins testing biometric fingerprint screening at 2 airports
Forget fumbling for your photo ID and boarding pass at the airport. Soon, certain passengers will be free to move through the airport and check into their flights using only their fingerprints, thanks to the TSA’s latest, more intrusive, innovation.

BOMBSHELL: Fox News EXPOSES Obama for RIGGING Election With 4 MILLION Fraudulent Votes
…“Dead people are voting and it’s something [the Obama] administration does not want to do anything about. They must like it. They must like who they are voting for,” J. Christian Adams told Fox News. “Now we have four million, four million Steve, ineligible and dead voters on American voter rolls according to the Pew Charitable Trust,” he added. So THAT’S how Obama got elected twice!

Afghanistan Situation is Obama’s Fault, Says Mattis
Secretary of Defense James Mattis blamed former President Barack Obama for the ongoing disaster in Afghanistan when speaking to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday. Mattis argued that the Obama administration’s decision to pull support for Afghan forces allowed the Taliban to rebuild and refocus their efforts.

The UN Just Accused The US Of Killing 300 Civilians Since Last Week In Raqqa
“…the intensification of air strikes, which have paved the ground for an SDF advance in Raqqa, has resulted not only in staggering loss of civilian life, but has also led to 160,000 civilians fleeing their homes and becoming internally displaced…”

Black Lives Matter Activist Tries to Make Scalise Shooting About Race
It took less than a day for a top Black Lives Matter activist, Shaun King, to make the shooting in Alexandria, Va., about race—complaining that the media is going too easy on the shooter, and claiming that white men should be “banned” to reduce mass shootings.

Furious Trump Lashes Out In Afternoon Tweetstorm
“Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?” “Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ‘bleached’ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?



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Palestinian militant groups deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem attack
Palestinian militant factions denied on Saturday a claim by Islamic State that three Palestinian men who carried out a fatal shooting and stabbing attack in Jerusalem were members of the militant group. Islamic State took responsibility for the attack on Friday, in which one Israeli police officer was killed and another wounded, according to the group’s Amaq news agency.

Bennett tries to prevent peace process on Jerusalem
A special majority with eighty Knesset members would be needed to divide Jerusalem, according to a new bill for a Basic Law submitted Friday by Education Minister and Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett. The bill will be brought to a vote within two weeks in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, which is headed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, Bennett’s political ally. Shaked said in radio interviews that she expected Likud ministers to support the bill.

USS Fitzgerald crash: Seven navy crew missing off Japan
Seven US Navy crew members are missing after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. Among the injured is the USS Fitzgerald’s commanding officer, who was taken to hospital by helicopter. The destroyer collided with the container ship about 56 nautical miles (104km) south-west of Yokosuka.

Australia announces national gun amnesty
Australia is bringing in its first national gun amnesty since 1996 because of the growing terrorism threat and an influx of illegal arms in the country. During the three-month amnesty running from 1 July, people can hand in unregistered weapons without the fear of prosecution, the government says. Those caught outside that period face fines of up to A$280,000 ($212,730; £166,480) or up to 14 years in prison.

Robert Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers
Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought 13 lawyers on board to handle the Russia investigation, with plans to hire more, according to his spokesman Peter Carr.
Mueller has assembled a high-powered team of top investigators and leading experts, including seasoned attorneys who’ve represented major American companies in court and who have worked on cases ranging from Watergate to the Enron fraud scandal.

Cannabis industry org forms to “be ready” for national legalization
Cannabis is joining the ranks of the financial, advertising, real estate and alcohol industries with the formation of its first self-regulatory organization. The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) launched Thursday with a powerhouse leadership team and an ambitious plan: Develop and enforce national standards that will increase compliance and transparency, spur growth, and shape future federal regulations.

Putin: early to speak about retaliation against new U.S. sanctions: agency
Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was too early to speak about retaliation against a possible new round of sanctions that the United States is considering imposing on Moscow, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday. “We need to see how it is all going to be. That is why it is premature to speak publicly about our retaliatory actions,” RIA cited Putin as saying in an interview, parts of which were shown on Rossiya1 state TV channel on Saturday.

Germany threatens retaliation if U.S. sanctions harm its firms
Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia being proposed by the U.S. Senate end up penalizing German firms. The Senate bill, approved on Thursday by a margin of 98-2, includes new sanctions against Russia and Iran. Crucially, it foresees punitive measures against entities that provide material support to Russia in building energy export pipelines.

US ‘concerned’ about Gaza crisis but says Hamas responsible
The administration of US President Donald Trump said it was “concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza,” but placed the blame for the unfolding crisis on the Hamas terror group that rules the Palestinian enclave.

United Nations Wants to Outlaw “Cultural Appropriation” Worldwide
The UN wants to expand intellectual property regulations to include cultural entities and concepts, such as clothing, dances, arts, medicines, etc. The UN’s efforts would allow for legal action to be taken by minority groups against those who supposedly steal or monetize a piece of their culture.

Two fugitives who ‘killed guards on prison bus’ captured in Tennessee
Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.

Trump rolls back parts of what he calls ‘terrible’ Obama Cuba policy
President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean island’s military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama’s “terrible and misguided deal” with Havana.

Health Insurers Plan Rate Hikes for Obamacare Exchanges
Several health insurers will raise premiums by roughly 20 percent on plans sold through Obamacare exchanges.

Wikileaks Unveils ‘Cherry Blossom’ Docs: CIA Has Been Hacking WiFi Routers for Years
The agency could allegedly monitor Internet users’ activity using an advanced firmware known as Cherry Blossom (CB). The technology allows the CIA to manipulate an individual’s browser and also look for personal information such as phone numbers and email addresses.

London Mayor Khan Slammed by Jewish Groups Over Refusal to Ban Anti-Israel Al-Quds March
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has been slammed by members of the capital’s Jewish community over his refusal to ban Sunday’s anti-Israel al-Quds Day march and its traditional display of flags supporting the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

Canada Criminalizes Use Of Wrong Gender Pronouns
Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.

Bank Proposes End to Obamacare Looting Scheme
Editor’s Note: As we previously reported, the Obama administration was looting profits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to illegally fund Obamacare.

Trump’s Purge of the Deep State Is Wiping Out Entire Sections at the State Department (video)
Parts of the State Department, controlled by the Obama loyalists are being purged. Listen to the account of this State Department whistleblower. She also added a caveat, she is not suicidal.

Former DHS Secretary For Obama Rushes to Capitol Hill to ‘Voluntarily Assist Senate Intel Committee’ on Russia Probe
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary under Obama, Jeh Johnson rushed to Capitol Hill for no reason other than to ‘voluntarily assist the Senate Intel Committee in their work on a very important investigation’.


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Netanyahu slams PA after Jerusalem attack: ‘No limit to lies, brazenness’
The international community must demand that the Palestinian Authority end payments to the families of terrorists, “something that only encourages terrorism,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said…in the wake of the terrorist attack at the Damascus Gate on Friday night that killed Border Police officer Hadas Malka. Netanyahu noted that not only did the Palestinian Authority not condemn the murder, but Fatah…headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas – issued a statement condemning the Border Police for killing the terrorists.

Afghan soldier attacks US troops at Camp Sheheen
An Afghan soldier has attacked US troops at a military base, wounding seven. The US soldiers were evacuated after the “insider attack” in the northern Balkh province on Saturday, a spokesman for the US military command said. The Nato-led Resolute Support mission said one Afghan soldier was killed and another injured in the incident at Camp Shaheen, in Mazar-e Sharif city.

Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water
When bracing for 120 degrees, it’s all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more. That’s what officials were urging and residents were planning Friday as a potentially record-shattering heat wave started enveloping the Southwest United States and threatened to bring temperatures of more than 120 degrees to parts of Arizona and California next week.

Scientists tracking earthquake swarm in northern Yellowstone Park
The small earthquake that struck Yellowstone National Park on Thursday night was part of a swarm that has been hitting the area since Monday, scientists say. The quake was centered near West Yellowstone, but was also felt by people in Gardiner and Bozeman. “As of 10 a.m. this morning we had located a total of 235 earthquakes in the area,” said Jamie Farrell, University of Utah research professor of seismology.

Russia criticizes U.S. for ‘anti-Cuban’ approach, says it sides with Cuba
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that “anti-Cuban” actions recently announced by Washington were regrettable and that Moscow confirmed its solidarity with Havana. The ministry also said that the new approach toward Cuba by the U.S. administration resembles a “Cold war rhetoric”. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean island’s military…

With a weakened leader and reeling from crisis, Britain hurtles into the Brexit unknown
With her strategy unclear and her position insecure, Prime Minister Theresa May plunges this week into tortuous divorce talks with the European Union that will shape Britain’s prosperity and global influence for generations to come. At one of the most important junctures for Europe and the West since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, May’s government is reeling from a crisis of her own making – the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 snap election she did not need to call.

Iran and China conduct naval drill in Gulf
Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. The military drill comes at a time of heightened tension between the Iranian and U.S. military in the Gulf and is likely to be a cause of concern for Washington. In recent months, the U.S. navy has accused the Iranian navy of sending fast-attack boats to harass warships as they pass through the Strait of Hormuz.

Sharp Rise in Violent Islamist Extremists in Sweden After Migrant Influx
The number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden has soared from 200 in 2010 to “thousands”, intelligence agency Sapo said Friday, while noting that only a handful were deemed able to carry out a terror attack. “We would say that (the number) has gone from hundreds to thousands now,” Sapo chief Anders Thornberg told news agency TT in an interview, describing the situation as “serious”.

Illinois State Official: “We Are In Massive Crisis Mode, This Is Not A False Alarm”
“I don’t know what part of ‘We are in massive crisis mode’ the General Assembly and the governor don’t understand. This is not a false alarm” said Illinois comtroller Susana Mendoza, a Chicago Democrat.

Missing U.S. sailors found dead after collision with merchant ship off coast of Japan
A number of the seven U.S. Navy sailors missing after a collision between a destroyer and a container ship have been found dead, the Seventh Fleet said Sunday.

Why Obama’s presidency didn’t lead to black progress
Since the 1960s, black leaders have placed a heavy emphasis on gaining political power, and Barack Obama’s presidency represented the apex of those efforts. The assumption — rarely challenged — is that black political clout must come before black social and economic advancement. But as JASON L. RILEY argues in this excerpt from his new book, “False Black Power” (Templeton Press), political success has not been a major factor in the rise of racial and ethnic groups from poverty to prosperity.

At least 24 killed as fierce wildfire rages in Portugal
Twenty-four people were killed in Portugal in what officials are calling the country’s ‘greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years’. On Saturday, a wildfire spread onto the town of Pedrogao Grande, about 120 miles north of Lisbon. The victims were caught in the fire as they tried to flee, officials said.

Former Attorney General Mukasey: ‘Obama Guilty Of ‘Real’ Hillary Clinton Obstruction’
“President Obama’s statement that he thought she shouldn’t be charged because she didn’t intend to violate the law is the real Clinton obstruction because that is a statement by him that this is the way I want that investigation to come out,” Mukasey said Tuesday in an interview with FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. “He was introducing an element that was not in the statute to know you’re violating the law and he was saying that, that was the way he wanted the investigation to end. Obviously the Justice Department picked up on that.”

Trump raises alarm on ObamaCare ‘death spiral’ as insurers flee
President Trump is reviving his effort to overhaul ObamaCare and reverse what he describes as the “death spiral,” as fresh figures show premiums soaring and the number of counties growing where there will soon be no insurance option under the program.

Trump accepts ‘dumb deal’ to take Australia’s rejected Muslim ‘refugees’
According to a new report, President Trump is moving forward with a deal made by the Obama administration to resettle illegal-immigrant boat people whom Australia will not accept as “refugees” even though they have been classified as such by the United Nations.

Obamacare-repeal promises fizzle before America’s eyes
Senate Republican leaders are not offering any specifics on their health-care reform bill, but reports of critical concessions in at least three major areas leave skeptical conservatives worried that years worth of Obamacare-repeal promises are wilting before our eyes.

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Judicial Watch announces major lawsuit against DOJ — and it involves James Comey
In a statement, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton called it a “scandal” that his organization has to sue the government in order to secure the release of the memo. “That we have to sue in federal court to get a document that was read to a reporter at The New York Times is a scandal,” Fitton said. “This Comey memo should be released forthwith and, frankly, the president can and should order its immediate release.”

Islamic Extremist Numbers Swell To Thousands In Sweden
“We have never seen anything like it before,” said Anders Thornberg, chief of SAPO, Sweden’s security force. “We would say that it has gone from hundreds to thousands now.”

Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland
Video. Earthquake & tsunami cause major flooding in Greenland. The western coast of Greenland has been struck with a 4.0 magnitude earthquake, triggering a tsunami.

Marine Le Pen elected to French parliament for the first time on her FIFTH attempt
MARINE Le Pen has been elected to the French parliament for the first time as Emmanuel Macron’s party looks set to sweep to victory.

HANDSHAKE THAT STARTS BREXIT: Davis tells EU ‘there’s more that unites us than divides us’
BREXIT finally got under way in Brussels this morning with a handshake and warm words of reconciliation between Britain and its European allies.

Report: Jerusalem building freeze halting plans for 6,000 housing units
The government has ordered a de facto construction freeze for 6,000 housing units in the capital, including in the contested neighborhoods of Gilo, Har Homa and Pisgat Zeev…According to the report, 2,200 units will be halted in Gilo, several thousand Har Homa, and hundreds more Pisgat Zeev. Gallant’s announcement…followed US President Donald Trump’s February request to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington to “hold back on settlements.”

Jewish groups condemn London mosque attack, express solidarity with UK Muslims
Several Jewish groups extended their condolences and issued condemnations on Monday after a van plowed into a group of worshippers leaving a London mosque in the early hours of the day. At least 10 people were injured in the incident that British authorities were treating as a potential terrorist attack. If confirmed would make it the fourth since March in Britain and the third to involve a vehicle deliberately driven at pedestrians.

UNHRC holds special session on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The United Nations Human Rights Counsel is holding its annual discussion on Agenda Item 7, which is the mandated debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that the UNHRC must hold at every session. The UNHRC meets three times a year and is now holding its 35th session.

‘Half’ Nigeria food aid for Boko Haram victims not delivered
Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the government says. It described it as a “diversion of relief materials”, which correspondents say is a euphemism for theft. A statement from the acting president’s office added that security was being beefed up to protect the deliveries.

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort
Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif Traore told AFP news agency. “Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese.”

France polls: Macron’s party wins clear parliamentary majority
French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The winning margin is lower than some expected, with turnout down from 2012.

Finsbury Park attack: Theresa May condemns ‘sickening’ terror attack
Prime Minister Theresa May says the terror attack near a north London mosque is “every bit as sickening” as recent attacks to hit the UK. She was speaking after a man died and 10 people were injured when a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque. Eight people were taken to hospital after the attack outside the Muslim Welfare House.

Sao Paulo Gay Pride draws huge crowd and call to protect rights
The parade drew three million, organisers say, with the motto: “Whatever our beliefs, no religion is law.” Huge crowds have taken part in this year’s Gay Pride parade in Brazil’s biggest city, Sao Paulo.

Democrats fume over ‘secret’ Republican healthcare bill
Democrats gearing up for a new round of battles against Republican efforts to do away with Barack Obama’s signature health care law are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors. Senator Bernie Sanders urged Democrats on Sunday to do “everything they can” to oppose a Republican bill that for weeks has been drafted by party leaders in secret.

Saudi Arabia says it disrupts attack on offshore oil field
Saudi Arabia says it has disrupted an attack on a major offshore oilfield. A military statement published Monday on the state-run Saudi Press Agency said three boats “bearing red and white flags” raced toward its Marjan offshore oil field. The military said sailors fired warning shots and captured one of the boats while two others escaped in the assault Friday. It said the captured boat “was loaded with weapons for (a) subversive purpose.”

Report: Israel actively supporting Syrian rebels
Israel has reportedly been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near the border for years with money, food, fuel and medical equipment, according to the New York Times. According to the report published on Sunday, the goal of the covert involvement is to create a buffer zone between the two countries populated by friendly forces.

Jared Kushner Traveling to Israel to ‘Discuss’ ‘Possibility’ of Reviving Peace Talks
Senior advisers to US President Donald Trump will visit Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to revive peace talks, a White House official confirmed on Monday. Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt is expected to arrive on Monday, followed by Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday.

Israel, Greece, Cyprus Plan Massive Underwater Gas Pipeline
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades said plans would be expedited to develop a pipeline to carry natural gas from Israeli and Cypriot reserves in the eastern Mediterranean to Europe.

‘An attack on one religion is an attack on all religions’
“We condemn this attack and its attempt to escalate tensions in the UK and we stand firmly besides our Muslim brothers and sisters in the aftermath of this attack.

Report: Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills
Turkish troops have arrived in Qatar for long-planned joint military exercises, Al Jazeera reported on Monday, a deployment made possible by legislation fast-tracked by Turkey following a diplomatic rift between Doha and four other Arab states.

Pope Francis names two rabbis to Pontifical Academy of Life in historic first
Two rabbis, one from Israel and one from Argentina, were appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Life, the first time rabbis have been invited to be members. Pope Francis appointed 45 new ordinary members and five honorary members to the advisory body of the academy, the Vatican announced last week.

Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation
Jay Sekulow, one of the attorneys representing President Donald Trump, told several Sunday morning news shows that Trump “is not under investigation.”

Israel Hayom | New bill aims to make it harder to divide Jerusalem
Habayit Hayehudi initiative aims to ensure that only an 80-MK majority can approve changes to Jerusalem’s status, especially potential division as part of a peace deal • Party says bill aims to stand against concessions made to the Palestinians.

Jews and Christians are guests as taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin
With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with female imams.

U.S-Led Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Warplane
“…The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces, warning of the serious consequences of this blatant attack on counterterrorism efforts,… and exposes the malicious intentions of the United States of America in the management and investment of terrorism to achieve its objectives in passing the American Zionist project in the region.”

Van Slams Into Pedestrians Near London Mosque Leaving “Number Of Casualties”, Driver Arrested
A van plowed into pedestrians on Seven Sisters road in the Finsbury Park area in north London just after 12:20am London Time, in what the police has described a “major incident.” There are “a number of casualties being worked on at the scene,” London police said in a statement, with many injured according to initial press reports.

Deep Throat 2! It Was NOT Once! Comey Was a Serial Leaker!
President Trump’s legal team is prepared to show a long trail of leaks to the New York Times by former FBI Director James Comey, dating back to at least March.

It Was Obama’s DOJ, Not The Russians Who Tried To Influence Presidential Election
…The real evidence that has been exposed over and over again points to the scandal of Obama’s OWN administration spying on American citizens. Jeff Sessions should NOT have testified in front of Congress. The media and Congress continue to ignore the scandals and wrongdoings of Obama’s administration, which clearly shows it was Obama’s DOJ that interfered with the election.


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What This Supreme Court Ruling Means for the Washington Redskins, Other Brands Deemed ‘Offensive’
Should “offensive” brand names be allowed to get a federal patent? The Supreme Court answered “yes” on Monday, handing a decisive win to Simon Tam and his band, The Slants.

Greenblatt, Kushner begin push for peace talks
Special Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt, Jared Kushner pressure Israel, Palestinian Authority to reboot negotiations, make concessions.

‘European army is inevitable’ – German defense commissioner
Speaking to the German Press Agency on Monday, Hans-Peter Bartels, the Germany Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, called on the 28-nation bloc’s militaries to unite into a single armed force.

Lieberman pushes for security cabinet polygraph test to plug leaks
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and MK Robert Ilatov of Yisrael Beytenu push for legislation requiring security cabinet members to take mandatory, annual polygraph tests to prevent leaks.

Israel, Saudi Arabia reportedly discuss establishing economic ties
According to the report, the historic move, if implemented, could be the first step toward normalizing relations and would begin with Israeli businesses being allowed to operate in the Persian Gulf. The newspaper gave as one example the possibility of Israeli airline El Al being allowed to fly over Saudi airspace.

Kim Jong Un lives in fear of assassination by western ‘decapitation’ team, says report
The 33-year-old, third-generation ruler is “extremely nervous” about a clandestine plot to take him out, according to a key South Korean lawmaker who spoke to The Korea Herald.

Christian “Awakening” to Holiness of Temple Mount Draws Islamic Fury
Until now, the bloody battle for the Temple Mount has been fought between Muslims and Jews, but a new awakening among some Christians to its significance is creating a shifting pre-Messianic reality at the already volatile site. The developing status of Christians on the Temple Mount played out a few weeks ago in a Muslim-Christian confrontation that nearly ended in violence.

Iran missile struck ISIS but is also aimed at US, Saudis, Israel
That Iran would verbally threaten ISIS, Saudi Arabia, the US and Israel is not new. That it would launch six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles more than 600 kilometers into another country is. Although Iran’s ballistic missiles hit ISIS in Syria on Sunday, the audience for the strike explicitly included the US and Saudi Arabia and, implicitly, Israel.

Macron meets Jordan’s king, condemns deadly Jerusalem attack
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Jordan’s King Abdullah in Paris on Monday. Macron and King Abdullah discussed Israel and the Palestinian territories, and the French president condemned an attack on Friday by three Palestinians who killed an Israeli policewoman as well as “continuing settlement expansion.”

Syria conflict: Australia suspends military air operations
Australia says it is temporarily suspending its military air operations over Syria, after a warning from Russia that it would treat aircraft from the US-led coalition as potential targets. The pause was a “precautionary measure”, the government said, without giving details. Moscow’s warning came after the US shot down a Syrian military plane.

Portugal fire: Soaring temperatures threaten firefighting effort
Soaring temperatures threaten efforts to bring a raging forest fire in Portugal under control, officials say. The week’s highest temperatures of around 38C (100F) are expected on Tuesday and together with windy conditions could reignite fires already quelled. Civil protection officials say although 70% of the fire is under control, what remains is a source “of great concern”.

Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet
Russia has warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that it will view its aircraft as targets, after the US shot down a Syrian military plane on Sunday. The coalition said the Syrian Su-22 had bombed US-backed fighters battling so-called Islamic State in Raqqa province. Russia, the Syrian government’s main ally, also said it was halting communications with the US aimed at preventing such incidents.

Personal details of nearly 200 million US citizens exposed
Sensitive personal details relating to almost 200 million US citizens have been accidentally exposed by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The 1.1 terabytes of data includes birthdates, home addresses, telephone numbers and political views of nearly 62% of the entire US population. The data was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server.

It’s so hot in Phoenix, they can’t fly planes
The extreme heat forecast for Phoenix on Tuesday has caused the cancellation of 20 American Airlines flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport. According to a statement from American Airlines, the American Eagle regional flights use the Bombardier CRJ aircraft, which has a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees. Tuesday’s forecast for Phoenix included a high of 120 degrees…

Iranian official on Syrian attack: ‘Israel understood the message, it should be worried’
An advisor to Iran’s foreign minister said…the Islamic republic’s missiles attack against ISIS in Syria also served as a message to Israel, adding “I think (Israel) understood the message… it now has to worry” about its actions…Sheikh Hussein al-Islam…adding Tehran “will not allow terrorism to determine the future of the region.” Showing his disdain…al-Islam determined “the presence of Americans in the region is illegal; the US should leave Syria sooner or later.”

EXCLUSIVE: Soros, Clinton-Linked Teneo Among Donors to McCain Institute
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

Otto Warmbier Has Died, Family Blames “North Korea’s Torturous Mistreatment”
Just days after North Korea released Otto Warmbier after holding him hostage for 17 months, his family has just reported the sad news of his passing.

There Have Been 296 Earthquakes In The Vicinity Of The Yellowstone Supervolcan
…a full-blown eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano would have the potential of being an E.L.E. (extinction level event). That is why it is so alarming that there have been 296 earthquakes in the vicinity of the Yellowstone supervolcano within the last 7 days. Scientists are trying to convince us that everything is going to be okay, but there are others that are not so sure.

Hillary Clinton Told FBI’s Mueller To Deliver Uranium To Russians In 2009 “Secret Plane-Side Tarmac Meeting”
New Clinton-Mueller Russian uranium ties surface in the latest Wikileaks release… “We require that the transfer of this material be conducted at the airport, on the tarmac near by the plane, upon arrival of the Director’s aircraft.”

FOIA Request On Susan Rice’s Unmaskings Rejected Because “Records Were Moved To Obama Library”
“Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library. You may send your request to the Obama Library. However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.”

Free Beacon Barred From Covering Jon Ossoff Campaign Event
The Washington Free Beacon was told by Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign that it was not welcome to cover remarks that he was scheduled to deliver to supporters on the night before Tuesday’s special election.


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Europe okays project to seek alien life
Europe has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to sniff out habitable planets in other star systems, along with any life forms they may host. The multi-million-euro undertaking “could eventually even lead to the detection of extra-terrestrial life,” it added.

Thousands of Witches Will Gather Tonight to Curse Trump. Is Satanism Behind It?
At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, some 13,000 people will connect via internet in yet another attempt to cast a curse on President Donald Trump, this time on the summer solstice. Though spell-casting may seem too absurd to be taken seriously, a rabbinic authority maintains that the ‘witches’ are tapping into Satanism, a disturbing theology making a strong comeback today in the guise of atheism.

Knesset takes one more step toward de facto annexation of West Bank
The Knesset on Wednesday took one more step toward the de facto annexation of the West Bank by approving the preliminary reading of a bill that would apply a 17-year old law to Israelis living in Judea and Samaria. This is “one more step toward the normalization of the settlements in Judea and Samaria that we set as our goal at the start of this government’s term,” said the bill’s author, MK Bezalel Smotrich, in advance of the 48-39 vote.

UN envoy: Israel is defying UNSC by accelerating settler construction
Israel has failed to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2334 which calls for a halt to settlement building and has instead accelerated such activity, UN…Nickolay Mladenov reported…“Since the 24th of March there has been a substantial increase in settlement-related announcements as compared with the previous reporting period, with plans for nearly 4,000 housing units moving forward and 2,000 tenders issued,” Mladenov told the UNSC in New York…

Syria conflict: US jet ‘downs Iranian-made drone’
A US jet has shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by forces backing the Syrian government in the south of the country, American officials say. The drone was thought to be armed and threatening US-led coalition troops on the ground, officials said. But Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the action amounted to “complicity with terrorism”.

US spy satellites detect activity at North Korean nuclear test site
US spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea’s underground nuclear test site for the first time in several weeks, two US officials told CNN. The activity appears to involve some modifications around one of the tunnel entrances to an underground test area. The officials said it is not yet clear if the activity indicates a sixth nuclear test is imminent…

Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe
Illinois is grappling with a full-fledged financial crisis and not even the lottery is safe – with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner warning the state is entering “banana republic” territory. Facing billions in unpaid bills and pension obligations, the state is hitting a cash crunch that is rare even by Illinois standards.

Armed Russian jet comes within 5 feet of US recon jet
An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News. The Russian Su-27 jet had air-to-air missiles under its wings and approached the U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” coming within 5 feet of the American aircraft, the officials said. Once alongside, the Russian jet was “provocative” in its flight maneuvers and flying “erratically,” according to another official.

After weeks of secrecy, U.S. Senate to unveil healthcare bill
U.S. Senate Republicans plan to unveil the text of their draft healthcare bill on Thursday as senators struggle over issues such as the future of the Medicaid program for the poor and bringing down insurance costs. Republicans in the chamber have been working for weeks behind closed doors on legislation aimed at repealing and replacing major portions of the Affordable Care Act, former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, popularly known as Obamacare.

Israel would go ‘all-out’ if war breaks out again with Lebanon: air force chief
Israel would use all its strength from the start in any new war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the chief of the Israeli air force said on Wednesday, sending a firm warning a decade after their last conflict…Major-General Amir Eshel said qualitative and quantitative improvements in the air force since the 2006 Lebanon war meant it could carry out in just two or three days the same number of bombings it mounted in those 34 days of fighting.

Senators want Congress to OK military action in Syria
U.S. senators called on Congress on Tuesday to take back its authority to determine whether the country goes to war, saying recent U.S. strikes in Syria were not covered by existing authorizations for the use of military force. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has begun considering legislation that would cover military action in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya and Yemen against the Islamic State, al Qaeda and other Islamist militant groups.

Russia, Iran sanctions bill hits roadblock in U.S. House
Legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the U.S. Senate nearly unanimously last week has run into a procedural problem that could prevent a quick vote in the House of Representatives, lawmakers said on Tuesday. The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act, which also includes new sanctions against Russia, passed the Senate 98-2 last week, an overwhelming vote that looked like it might complicate President Donald Trump’s desire for warmer relations with Moscow.

Ground-Breaking Held for First New Judea and Samaria Settlement in 25 Years
In the community of Amichai, 100 new homes will be built for the evicted residents of Amona, a settlement outpost housing 42 families that Israel razed in February due to Palestinian land ownership claims.

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir
The Saudi monarch, who holds near absolute powers, quickly awarded his son expansive powers to the surprise of many within the royal family who are more senior and more experienced than Mohammed bin Salman, also known by his initials MBS.

FBI To Announce Findings In GOP Baseball Shooting Investigation
The FBI is holding a press conference Wednesday morning to announce the results of its investigation into last week’s attempted mass assassination of Republican lawmakers and staffers, the agency announced on Tuesday. FBI officials discovered a list of Republican lawmakers in James T. Hodgkinson’s possession when he opened fire at a congressional baseball practice, wounding four people including Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise. All six lawmakers on the list were members of the House Freedom Caucus — the most conservative members in the lower chamber.

There Are ‘Literally’ No Real Men in the White House Who Can Stop Trump
Ever since the election season began, the left has been going ‘literally’ ape**** over Trump’s usage of Twitter. In recent month’s they’ve been autistically screeching over it — demanding that Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, ban him. They’ve trotted out GOP deep state shills, neocons, professors, think tankfags — all trying to dissuade the President from using a platform that communicates directly to the people.

Earthquake swarm rumbles Yellowstone
An ongoing series of earthquakes measurably moving the ground east of Hebgen Lake are likely aftershocks from a devastating quake that struck the region 58 years ago. As of Monday the current swarm had shaken the west edge of Yellowstone for a week, over which time it had delivered 464 temblors ranging up to magnitude 4.4.

Conway Thanks Those Who ‘Snarkily’ Called Georgia Race a ‘Referendum’ on Trump
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway spiked the football Tuesday over the Republican victory in the Georgia sixth district special election, saying those who “snarkily” called it a “referendum” on President Donald Trump were right.

ISIS Setting Up Support Networks to Move Terrorists to Europe, Asia
“ISIS has several facilitators in place that assist the flow of fighters to Europe,” said one official who noted the group is exploiting travel networks used for large-scale human trafficking in the region. The networks include an organizational structure that has been discovered by U.S. and allied intelligence agencies to be using specific groups to help terrorists reach European soil. ISIS has assigned support personnel to the networks to facilitate the process.

North Korea threat: EU seeking role in ending regime’s nuclear program
The European Union is in discussions with South Korea and China about taking a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea on ending its nuclear program, according to EU officials involved in the effort. The discussions reflect concern in Brussels, Seoul and Beijing that sanctions alone won’t persuade Pyongyang to halt its nuclear program and that negotiations are needed to avoid military conflict.

The United Nations should ditch its anti-Israel bias
This week marks six months since the passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which classifies Israeli settlements beyond the 1967 line, including in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, as illegal. Visiting Jerusalem last month, the distance between the pronouncements of Turtle Bay and the realities of the Old City appeared as stark as ever. For starters, everyone knows that Israel will absorb the major settlement blocs near the ’67 line as part of any peace agreement. And no Israel government will ever surrender its access to Jerusalem.

The Russians Do It Again: Democrats Get Crushed In Georgia Election Despite 7x Spending Advantage
Despite a 7-to-1 spending advantage, Democrats just got crushed in the Georgia special election.

Christian School Told They Can’t Teach ‘Offensive’ Scripture
Evangelical Christians are under fire as an Alberta school board is demanding a Christian school stop teaching “offensive” scripture that indicts homosexuality as a sin, the National Post reports.

The “Extremism Experts” Who Used To Fear The Right, Are Now Worried About The Left
“As leftist rhetoric and actions become more violent, and as the police in urban areas fail to rein in leftist counter-protesters time and time again, it won’t be long before right-wing protesters begin to retaliate…”

Israeli Researchers Invent World’s First Anti Date Rape Straw
Two Israeli inventors want to take on a phenomena that is growing in prevalence every year. To protect women in the place they are most likely to be sexually assaulted, the Israelis have invented the Date Rape Straw, a device which allows a woman to test her drink to see if someone put some of the most common date rape drugs inside.

Texas the Latest State to Ban Sharia, Foreign Laws from Domestic Courts
With passage of a law protecting American families from imposition of foreign-law doctrines in state courts, Texas this week became the 11th state to ensure that only American laws will apply in American domestic courts.



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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala’s Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor damage.

Representative Scalise, wounded in shooting, in fair condition – hospital
US Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, was upgraded to fair condition on Wednesday, the hospital said, a week after he was shot in Virginia during congressional baseball practice.

US congressman: We have a bull’s eye on our backs
Following baseball practice shooting, Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia proposes legislation to allow lawmakers to carry guns anywhere in US.

US, Russia, Jordan agree on safe zone in Syria’s Daraa
According to report in Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat, Hezbollah and Iranian-backed forces will not be allowed into safe zone, which will stretch 30 kilometers from the Jordan border; humanitarian aid will be allowed in and refugees who fled to Jordan will return.

DNA Study of Mummies Indicates Ancient Egyptians Descended From Biblical Ham
In a scientific first, DNA taken from Egyptian mummies has been decoded, producing unexpected results about the true origins of the Egyptian people. These results confirm a controversial theory that traces the First Egyptian Dynasty back to Biblical Ham, as described in the Book of Genesis.

With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China’s New Space Station
“For now, there are agreements and plans for the future, but we do not have anything concrete,” the Russian space agency head said.

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas
Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall on Gulf Coast states early Thursday, packing nearly 40 mph winds and heavy rainfall, forecasters said.

Liberman: Abbas is dragging Israel into war with Hamas
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will halt all financial payments to Gaza in the future and in so doing push Israel into war with Hamas, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned…“I have no intention of initiating any military activity; not in the summer and not in the fall, not in the South and not in the North. Our objective is to prevent war and the only way to do that is through credible deference,” Liberman said.

US anti-ISIS envoy vows not to let Iran threaten Israel from Syrian Golan
The US will not let Iranian proxies threaten Israel from the Golan after ISIS-rule in Syria falls, US envoy for combating ISIS Brett McGurk said on Thursday. Speaking at the IDC Herzliya Conference, McGurk said that he was “recently on the Golan looking at… ISIS across the border” and that neither ISIS nor “Iranian proxies” can be allowed to remain to trouble Israel.

Israeli forces brace for last Friday of Ramadan prayers
Police have finalized enhanced security preparations in the Old City for the final Friday of Ramadan, less than one week after a terrorist stabbed to death a female Border Police officer guarding the Damascus Gate. Noting that tens of thousands of Muslims from the West Bank and east Jerusalem will gather at al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Wednesday that special units will be on hand to ensure there is no violence.

Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. Police told the BBC the bomb detonated at the gate of the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkar Gah. Civilians and members of the security forces are reportedly among casualties.

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids
Australia has said it will resume its military air operations over Syria. A temporary suspension was declared on Tuesday after Russia warned it would treat aircraft from the US-led coalition as potential targets. That warning came after the US shot down a Syrian military plane. The Australian Defence Force said it had been “a precautionary measure to allow the coalition to assess the operational risk”.

Guatemala landslide death toll rises to 12
The number of people killed in a landslide in Guatemala has risen to 12 after a 94-year-old man who was rescued on Tuesday died in hospital. Heavy rains caused the mudslide in the municipality of San Pedro Soloma. A minibus carrying 10 people to work was buried by the mudslide which came down the Wachuná hillside. All passengers on board were killed.

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque ‘shows IS defeated’
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is “an official declaration of defeat” by so-called Islamic State (IS). Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government troops. IS said American aircraft had destroyed the complex, a claim denied by the US.

Michigan airport knife attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, says FBI
Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) before knifing the officer in the back and neck, said officials. Lieutenant Jeff Neville is in a stable condition in hospital after Wednesday morning’s attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint.

North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un Fears ‘Decapitation’ by Squad of U.S. Navy Seals
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is so fearful of being assassinated by U.S. Navy Seals that he will only travel at night and uses cars belonging to his subordinates, The Korea Herald reported.

Caught On Video: Russian, NATO Jets In Near Standoff After F-16 Buzzes Defense Minister’s Airplane
A day after a Russian fighter allegedly flew within 5 feet of a US reconnaissance plane traveling over the Baltic Sea, Reuters reports that a NATO F-16 fighter jet returned the favor when it tried to improperly approach a plane carrying the Russian defense minister, prompting a near intervention from a Russian Su-27.

Trump’s son-in-law Kushner begins peace push with Middle East Talks
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, beginning a new U.S. effort to revive Middle East peace efforts. Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy and peace negotiations, arrived in Israel early on Wednesday and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground – he departs shortly after midnight.

Next up: a special counsel to probe Team Obama’s obstruction of justice
By using fired FBI Director James Comey to attack the new Republican administration, Democrats have opened up a legal can of worms for the Obama administration.

Democrats trapped in their hate-filled corner
So-called ‘White Obama’ Jon Ossoff’s defeat in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional district yesterday makes it clear that the Democrats are going down in the water for the third time with no lifeguard coming to save them. Resistance leaders Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the hordes of entertainment industry celebrities, mainstream media puppets, their hate-spewing and violence

Will Syria Be the Next Libya–or Worse?
The day before he ordered the U.S. military to intervene in Libya’s civil war — without securing a constitutionally mandated authorization from Congress — President Barack Obama, with presumably unintended irony, attempted to sound poetic about the need to defend “democratic values” in the nation then ruled by Moammar Gadhafi.

States Urge EPA To Cut Obama Era WOTUS Rule
The attorneys general of 20 states are urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cede some control of water resources by cutting an expansive, Obama-era rule.

Now James Comey, FBI sued for obstruction of justice
A former contractor for several federal agencies and his attorney, who both sued former FBI Director James Comey claiming he obstructed justice by burying an investigation into the mass surveillance of Americans, are asking a federal court for a protection order preventing the destruction of evidence in the case.

New study bolsters Trump’s claim of rampant vote fraud
A new study has concluded that as many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election won by Barack Obama, giving credence to President Trump’s much-maligned claim that more than 3 million illegal-alien voters cost him the nationwide popular vote last November.

Armageddon: Ken doll gets a man bun
I guess eight years with an emasculated president wasn’t enough for American culture…if the man bun is not your thing, there’s also Still On His Parents’ Health Insurance At 26 Thanks To ObamaCare Ken:


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Arab States Issue 13-Point Ultimatum To Qatar: Cut Ties With Iran, Close Al-Jazeera, Shutter Turkish Base
Two days after a confused US State Department formally inquired about what is going on between Arab States and Qatar, the countries of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Baahrain, and the UAE sent a list of 13 demands to the tiny Gulf nation to be met within 10 days in order to lift their total blockade of the country.

NASA’s new assignments: Find aliens, prove evolution
in this year’s bill, Congress added a momentous phrase to the agency’s mission: ‘the search for life’s origins, evolution, distribution, and future in the universe.’ It’s a short phrase, but a visionary one, setting the stage for a far-reaching effort, that could have as profound an impact on the 21st century as the Apollo program had on the 20th.”

Japanese warship takes Asian guests on cruise in defiance of China
Japan’s largest warship steamed into the South China Sea this week in defiance of Chinese assertiveness, with Asian military guests on board to witness helicopters looping over the tropical waters and gunners blasting target buoys.

Tech firms bow to Russian demands on cyber secrets
Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.

Al-Qaeda leader killed in Yemen
A U.S. air strike has killed a regional Al-Qaeda leader and two associates in Yemen’s Shabwa province, a jihadist stronghold in the south, the Pentagon said Thursday, according to AFP.Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi was emir for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Shabwa, and was responsible for planning and conducting attacks against civilians, the U.S. military’s Central Command said in a statement.

Iranians chant ‘Death to Israel’, display military force at Al-Quds rally
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to Israel” in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month…Iranian state media said millions of people turned out for the rallies to mark Al-Quds Day…which is held on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Massive Iranian funding for anti-Israel terror groups revealed
Iran’s massive funding of terrorist groups that endanger Israel was exposed in shocking detail by IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.- Gen. Hertzi Halevi on Wednesday. Speaking at the IDC Herzliya Conference, Halevi revealed that Iran is funding Hezbollah to the tune of $75 million a year, while paying $50m. of Hamas’s budget and approximately $70m. to Islamic Jihad.

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports
The United States has suspended Brazilian meat imports over “recurring concerns about the safety of products intended for the American market”. Several countries banned Brazilian meat in March, when prosecutors said health inspectors there had been taking bribes to approve sub-standard meat. The US didn’t impose a ban then; instead, it introduced checks on all of Brazil’s meat shipments.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands
Four Arab states have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are asking the Gulf state to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera. They are also asking Qatar to reduce ties with Iran and close a Turkish military base – all within 10 days.

Gaza’s only power plant resumes after Egypt fuel delivery
The Gaza Strip’s only power plant has resumed work, temporarily preventing a worsening of the energy crisis in the Palestinian coastal territory. Officials said it was operating, but at a reduced capacity, after diesel fuel was sent from Egypt. Engineers hope to restore it to full working order within days.

Republican senators’ revolt puts health bill in jeopardy
Four Republican senators have expressed reservations about their party’s plan to repeal Obamacare, throwing the health bill’s fate into uncertainty. Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee and Rand Paul said they were “not ready to vote for this bill”, but were “open to negotiation”. The Senate’s Republican leader unveiled his plan to overhaul the US healthcare system after drafting it in secret.

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets
Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets… Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications and software containing encryption before permitting the products to be imported and sold in the country.

Japanese warship takes Asian guests on cruise in defiance of China
Japan’s largest warship steamed into the South China Sea this week in defiance of Chinese assertiveness, with Asian military guests on board to witness helicopters looping over the tropical waters and gunners blasting target buoys. China claims most of the energy-rich sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, much of it to and from Japanese ports. Neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

North Korea Presents US With List Of Demands
North Korean Ambassador to India Kye Chun Yong, in an interview Wednesday, said his country is willing to halt nuclear and missile tests if the United States agrees to meet a list of demands.

Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to win
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, says the Democratic Party’s “toxic” brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for their party to connect with voters.

Is The American Empire’s War Machine Running Out Of Steam?
“Years of complex operations and the ongoing demands of units in the field have left the armed forces struggling to maintain both operational capacity and high levels of readiness, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office.”

High-rise building with 27 floors goes up in flames, yet doesn’t uniformly collapse like WTC 7.. ever wonder why?
…Bombshell truth: It is physically impossible for common fires to melt concrete or steel If you are not even familiar with Building 7, it is probably because the news media was quick to cover it up because it didn’t fit the official narrative that airplanes brought down the World Trade Center towers. Building 7 was not even hit by an airplane, and yet it collapsed just like the other two in perfect downward formation, almost like it was detonated.

Scary, infectious SUPERBUG just spread to five more U.S. states, including some in the Midwest
A deadly, hard-to-spot “superbug” yeast is rapidly infiltrating American hospitals. In June 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned clinics about the emergence of a new multidrug-resistant yeast strain called Candida auris. Two months later the first seven cases of C. auris. infection were recorded in the United States. The yeast causes severe illness and has a high mortality rate, especially among high-risk, hospitalized newborns and elderly.

Hillary Not “Out Of The Woods”: Arkansas Bar Considers Disciplinary Action Over Email Scandal
It seems that Hillary Clinton may not be “out of the woods” just yet as a New York attorney has filed a “misconduct complaint” against Clinton with the Arkansas bar accusing her of “dishonest behavior” and “lying under oath”…allegations that could result in disciplinary actions by the middle


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Loretta Lynch, Clinton Campaign, Soros Officials All Caught Up in Senate Probe of Comey Firing
The New York Times reported this April that not only had Lynch told then-Director Comey in September of 2015 to refer to the investigation of Secretary Clinton and her staff as a “matter,” but that the Justice Department obtained a Russian document in March 2016 showing a “Democratic operative” expressing “confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far.”

…Reasons why Nasrallah’s threat to use Iraq and Iran fighters against Israel is alarming
In a startling revelation on Friday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that the next war with Israel could see thousands of Shia militia fighters join forces with Hezbollah to fight Israel. “This could open the way for thousands, even hundreds of thousands of fighters from all over the Arab and Islamic world to participate – from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan,” he said…

UN rejects Israeli claims of Hezbollah operating under guise of fake NGO
The United Nations rejected Israeli claims on Friday that Hezbollah militants were operating under the guise of an environmental NGO in order to setup observation posts near Lebanon’s southern border, according to AFP. The UN decision came one day after the IDF released footage of what it claimed were Hezbollah fighters operating near the Blue Line bordering Lebanon and Israel.

Berlin mayor allows Hezbollah to march in ‘Zionists out of Israel’ rally
Berlin Mayor Michael Müller permitted nearly 600 Hezbollah supporters and members – and pro-Iranian regime activists – to march on Friday in the heart of the German capital at the al-Quds Day rally calling for the destruction of the Jewish state. Writing in Israel’s embassy newsletter, Rogel Rachman, the head of Israel’s public diplomacy at the embassy in Berlin, said the Social Democratic mayor’s decision was “not to be tolerated and wrong as only wrong can be.”

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan
More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks.

Qatar says list of demands not realistic
Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. They accuse Qatar of backing terrorism. Among other things, they have demanded the closure of Al Jazeera TV, which is funded by the Qatari government.

Has China developed the world’s most powerful submarine detector?
Chinese scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough in magnetic detection technology that could bring unprecedented accuracy to the process of finding hidden metallic objects – from minerals to submarines. The Chinese Academy of Sciences, the country’s largest research institute, said in an article on its website on Wednesday that a “superconductive magnetic anomaly detection array” has been developed in Shanghai and passed inspection by an expert panel.

Vladimir Putin’s new weapon in Russian arsenal – lasers to shoot down enemy drones
VLADIMIR Putin’s scientists have developed technology capable of zapping enemy drones by laser while also remotely recharging friendly Russian unmanned flyers in the sky. The technology was presented at an innovation exhibition this week, but pictures were not permitted, it was reported. Researcher Grigory Filimonov said “highly efficient fibre lasers” are used which permit remote recharging.

China, U.S. agree aim of ‘complete, irreversible’ Korean denuclearization
China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be “complete, verifiable and irreversible”, Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week. “Both sides reaffirm that they will strive for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” a consensus document released by the official Xinhua news agency said.

Court Dismisses Charges Against Pro-Life Activists, For Now
David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt now face only 1 of original 15 felony charges in California related to undercover videos about fetal tissue procurement.

MASSIVE oil discoveries in Israel is TEN TIMES larger than world average – could sustain the Jewish State for decades
A big oil deposit has been found in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, with enough reserves to last Israel for decades, according to the country’s media. The Israeli presence in the Golan Heights is in dispute.

FEMA Is Preparing For A Solar Storm That Would Take Out The Grid
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) is planning for a massive solar storm that would be so strong, it would take down the power grid. Noting that the rare, yet “high-consequence” scenario has “the potential for catastrophic impact on our nation and FEMA’s ability to respond.”

Some US Airlines Are Testing Mandatory Facial Recognition Scans On Americans Flying Abroad
Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more invasive, authoritarian and downright miserable, the Department of Homeland Security and two U.S. carriers are determined to prove you wrong.

Illinois’ Obamacare plans seek big 2017 premium hikes
Insurers want to crank up the cost of health insurance premiums by as much as 45 percent for Illinois residents who buy coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace.

North Korea Blames Obama Administration For Warmbier’s Death
A day after US student Otto Warmbier was laid to rest at a funeral service in his home town of Cincinnati on Thursday, the North Korean foreign ministry released a statement to local state-controlled television saying his death was a mystery and dismissing accusations that he had died because he was tortured and beaten during his captivity, according to Reuters. Instead, the North’s foreign ministry blamed the Obama administration for Warmbier’s death, which never formally requested Warmbier’s release, claiming Warmbier was “a victim of the policy of strategic patience.”

President Trump Holds The Keys To A Dramatic Conservative Realignment Of The Entire US Court System
It used to take 60 votes to advance district and circuit court nominees, but senate democrats changed the filibuster rule in 2013 in order to get around a republican blockade on Obama’s court picks. Now Trump the benefits of that change.


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