Northern War? The Conflict That May Force Israel to Invade Iran
JERUSALEM, Israel - The nation of Israel must be ready to confront Iran directly and invade the Islamic Republic to stop it from forcing its way into Syria. That recommendation comes from one of Israel's leading think tanks, The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
First test for IDF's Kochavi: 10,000 pro-Iran troops massing to cross into Syria from Iraq?
This would be the largest pro-Iranian military increment into Syria since the Hizballah intervention of 2014 - and Tehran's rejoinder to Israel's warnings.
The 10,000 troops massed on the Iraqi border belong to the large Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) aka the Hashd Al-Shaabi militia, DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report. They have been ordered to stand there by Iran's Middle East commander, Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Their commander is one of his deputies, Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi of Iranian descent. This Iraqi force awaits a green light to cross into northern Syria from President Bashar Assad.
Hamas: Fatah trying to drag Gaza into war with Israel
Senior Hamas leader and Palestinian MP Mahmoud Al-Zahar said yesterday that people linked to Fatah have been trying to drag Gaza into a war with Israel. Speaking in an interview with Palestine Today TV, Al-Zahar said: "These people are trying to drag the Gaza Strip into a battle with Israel by launching rockets against the national consensus," Al-Watan Voice reported.
"While I respect Barak Ravid, his report on Israel's Channel 13 is not accurate. Speculation about the content of the plan is not helpful. Very few people on the planet know what is in it... for now...," tweeted Greenblatt.
Analyst: Pope's Sagging Popularity Signals Fading Trust in Globalism
Among German Catholics, the pope's popularity plummeted by a staggering 20 percentage points in one year, notes analyst Francesco Galietti, who runs the political risk consultancy Policy Sonar, and with Francis at its helm, the Catholic Church as a whole also suffered a drop of 9 percent in its approval rating among the same constituency.
Isn't socialism grand? Maduro raises minimum wage in Venezuela to $6 per month
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a 300 percent increase to the nation's minimum monthly salary - to the equivalent of a few dollars per month. The minimum wage was raised from 4,500 to 18,000 Bolivares, equivalent to just $6 in the parallel (unofficial) market, El Pais reported Tuesday. Economist believe that with ongoing hyperinflation, it will lose its value within days. The amount would only be enough to buy about three pounds of chicken, the newspaper noted.
Thursday 17, January 2019
Report: Trump peace plan will divide Jerusalem
Will the "Deal of the Century" peace plan of the Trump administration demand far-reaching concessions from Israel? Hadashot 13 reported that the peace plan formulated by the White House and which President Trump is interested in presenting in the coming months includes the establishment of a Palestinian state in about 90 percent of Judea and Samaria, with at least part of eastern Jerusalem as its capital.
Iran to Netanyahu: We're not going anywhere
The Iranian government on Wednesday rebuffed 'advice' offered by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who suggested Tuesday that the regime ought to withdraw its forces from Syria before Israel intensifies its air campaign.
Israel may need to invade Iran, concludes Tel Aviv think tank
Israel may need to invade Iran to stop its entrenchment in Syria, an assessment by the Institute for National Security (INSS) in Tel Aviv has concluded. The independent think tank affiliated with Tel Aviv University looked at a range of scenarios in a report in which it concluded that the most serious threat facing Israel in 2019 would be an all-out war in the north.
The Marxianity of Tim Keller & His Gospel Coalition
e initial goal of brainwashing at the national level is revolution. Once the revolution has occurred the goal of brainwashing is to maintain the revolution through citizens that are voluntary slaves that love their servitude. Topic: One of the goals of brainwashing is to stop people from thinking and to respond from a place of emotions and feelings and not responding through reason, logic, and context. Topic: Brainwashing is also called heart washing by some of the communist Chinese and this involves invoking a spiritual element that includes hijacking religion as a tool of manipulation. This spiritual brainwashing involves convincing the subjects to reject attention to and understanding of current and world events and particularly those that are perceived to be negative and could thus disrupt spiritual centering of the subjects.
Senate Will Vote Thursday on Bill to Permanently Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, and James Lankford, R-Okla., introduced the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2019," S. 109. The measure would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion.
Similar policies, such as the Hyde Amendment, currently require annual passage and do not apply to Obamacare.
'THE SMOKING GUN': Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg
In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not "manually intervene" on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform - including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for "abortion."
'At any cost': China warns US Navy over Taiwan
A senior Chinese military official warned the US Navy Tuesday against any "interference" in support of Taiwan's independence, saying that Beijing would defend its claim to the island "at any cost". General Li Zuocheng, a member of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks during a meeting in Beijing with Admiral John Richardson, the chief of US naval operations. China sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, despite the two sides being ruled separately since they split in 1949 after a civil war won by Mao Zedong's communists.
Squeezed On All Sides: Ongoing Christian Exodus From The Middle East
Churches have always been a fixture in the Middle East, where the cradle of Jesus' ministry began over 2,000 years ago. But in recent times the number of Christians in nearly every country in the region has been steadily dwindling. The obvious culprits are war, the collapse of nation-states and general political instability, but some analysts also point to less conspicuous reasons why Christians are opting for a fresh start abroad, particularly in Western countries.
Driving out the Devil: what's behind the exorcism boom?
Pope Francis, who regularly speaks about the Devil, has told priests that they "should not hesitate" to call on exorcists if they hear confessions or see behaviour indicating satanic activity. Just a few months into his pioneering pontificate, Francis himself performed an informal exorcism on a man in a wheelchair in St Peter's Square. The youngster had been brought by a Mexican priest who presented him as demon-possessed. The Pope intently laid two hands upon the man's head, clearly concentrating on driving out the demons.
Young adults dropping out of church in large numbers... Large numbers of young adults who frequently attended Protestant worship services in high school are dropping out of church.
Two-thirds of young people say they stopped regularly going to church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22, a new LifeWay Research survey shows.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib poses with supporter of the terrorist group Hezbollah at swearing in ceremony Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, "I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country."
Israel attacked Iranian weapon storehouses in Syria
Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed during Sunday's cabinet meeting that Israel had carried out an attack on Iranian weapon storehouses at the Damascus international airport over the weekend, following reports of an Israeli strike in Syria.
Iran General vows to DESTROY US army bases and threatens Israel ANNIHILATION
The extraordinary outburst came from Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's deputy commander for cultural and social affairs. Speaking on Iraqi television network Al-Nujaba, the general scoffed at the idea of a US attack on Iran and warned of a swift response if it did. He said: "America will not launch a war against Iran. If it does - a possibility that I rule out - we will destroy all its military bases in the region."
Iran pushes France to FURIOUS reaction - 'STOP nuclear weapon activity NOW'
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll issued the demand after President Hassan Rouhani announced two satellites would be sent into space using Iran-made missiles. Ms von der Muhll said: "France recalls that the Iranian missile programme is not conform with UN Security Council Resolution 2231. It calls on Iran to immediately cease all ballistic missile-related activities designed to carry nuclear weapons, including tests using ballistic missile technology."
Eclipse 2019 SHOCK FOREWARNING: Blood lunar eclipse will spark 'GREAT WAR' in Middle East The lunar eclipse on January 21, which will be seen in both North America and Europe, comes exactly one year after a Super Blue Blood Wolf Moon total eclipse occurred over the Middle East. The rare eclipse also falls on a key day in the Hebrew calendar, the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat or the New Year for Trees. Pastor Mark Biltz, founder of El Shaddai Ministries, believes this means the Blood Moon fulfils two prophecies – one from the Book of Joel and one from the Book of Zechariah in the Old Testament. The US preacher said: "Jewish law requires two witnesses in order for the judgement to be complete.
World War 3: Iran issues warning of DEATH as Poland and US host 'anti-Iran' summit
February's summit, to be held in Poland, was seen as a "hostile act" by Iran, with the country considering reciprocating, according to the state-run IRNA news agency. The conference was announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a tour of the Middle East to promote President Donald Trump's anti-Iranian message. He also said the conference was to discuss the "important element of making sure Iran is not a destabilising influence".
Iran fighter jets 'CARPET BOMB enemy targets' as Mike Pompeo issues Middle East warning
A large scale military drill involving seven different types of fighter jets and bombers "smashed specified targets" in the province of Isfahan on Thursday morning. Mig-29 fighters traced and destroyed the missiles fired by F-5 fighter jets during the exercise, overseen by Iranian Air Force general Alireza Angizeh. Equipped with precision-striking missiles and long-range smart bombs, Boeing 707 and 747 refueling planes and C130 transportation planes and drones also took part.
Bill Salus: Jeremiah 49:1-6, The Future War between Israel and Jordan You might be wondering what this article headline is all about? Is it even conceivable that Israel and Jordan might go to war again? It sounds impossible because these two countries presently have a peace agreement. However, Jordan is the subject of several UNFULFILLED war prophecies.
These biblical predictions are found in Jeremiah 49, Zephaniah 2, Isaiah 11, Ezekiel 25, Obadiah 1, Psalm 83, Amos 1-2 and elsewhere. An important question is, "are these assorted Jordanian prophecies all part of the greater Psalm 83 Arab war prophecy, or are they independent from it?" Psalm 83:6-8 clearly identifies Jordan as a member of the Arab coalition that seeks to destroy Israel. This article, which is taken from my book called, The NOW Prophecies, will primarily explore Jeremiah 49:1-6 and secondarily explain the other Jordan related prophecies referenced above.
Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown. Among the 13 fast radio bursts, known as FRBs, was a very unusual repeating signal, coming from the same source about 1.5 billion light years away.
Cuomo calls for state constitutional amendment protecting the killing of babies in the womb Gov. Cuomo on Monday called for a state constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights in New York. Cuomo made the announcement at a rally at Barnard College that featured Hillary Clinton and state Democratic lawmakers as they vowed passage of a bill later this month that would strengthen New York's abortion laws and also enact a bill requiring insurance companies to provide contraceptive coverage for women. Cuomo also said he wants to go further with a constitutional amendment...
Women's March Leader incorrectly says Mohammad was Human-Rights Activist
President Trump's administration is "fascist," but Islam's prophet Muhammad was a human rights activist," according to Linda Sarour, a Palestinian activist known for her leadership of the Women's March. Sarsour's comments at a banquet in Sacramento, Calif., on Dec. 2 were captured by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
"This administration is not like any other administration. We are talking about a time in the United States of America when we are living under fascism. These are fascists," she said. Sarsour criticized President Trump for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem.
Wednesday 09, January 2019
Pompeo: US to boost efforts to counter Iran's 'malign influence'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has begun a visit to the Middle East aimed at ramping up regional efforts to put pressure on Iran and assuaging allies' fears over Washington's plan to withdraw troops from Syria. Speaking in the Jordanian capital on Tuesday, Pompeo said the United States was "redoubling" its diplomatic and commercial efforts to counter Tehran's "malign influence" in the region.
Jordan says it does not recognize Israeli claims over Golan Heights
Jordan's foreign minister described the Golan Heights on Tuesday as occupied Syrian territory, demanding that Israel withdraw its forces from the area. Ayman Safadi's comments came during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who landed in Amman on Tuesday on the first leg of his Middle East tour.
ANALYSIS: Amid confusion over Syria, Iraq prepares to oust US
John Bolton, President Trump's national security adviser, was just in Israel to discuss the withdrawal of US Special Forces from Syria.
At the same time, events in Iraq indicated that the presence of American soldiers in the country cannot be taken for granted anymore.
Interfaith dialogue a 'Trojan horse' within evangelicalism Evangelical Christians in the U.S. are under attack by Islamists and Marxists, says Brannon Howse, founder of Worldview Weekend, because they are "the only real obstacles [to America] being completely overtaken" by those groups. When the Judeo-Christian ethic of America falters, he affirms, "we are done as a constitutional republic," because it is Christian faith which promotes the defense of a constitutional republic based on a Judeo-Christian worldview.
Survey: Americans Warming to Use of Facial Recognition Tech
A growing number of Americans are OK with the facial recognition technology, especially if it increases public safety, according to a national survey released Monday. Conducted on a national poll of 3,151 U.S. adults in December, the survey found only one in four Americans believe the federal government should strictly limit the use of facial biometrics technology.
Worst measles outbreak in decades sweeps New York as cases surge in Oregon, Washington and abroad
Cases of measles have reached a 20-year high in several New York counties amid an outbreak that threatens to reach epidemic proportions, experts say. At least 160 people have been infected by the virus, which typically strikes children, in New York and unusual outbreaks have been reported internationally. The worst affected areas so far are Rockland County - where 105 cases have been reported - and an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, where at least 55 have been infected.
Christian Bale Thanks Satan for Inspiring Him in Golden Globe Acceptance Speech
Christian Bale won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film this week, and he thanked Satan for inspiring him. The Batman Dark Knight actor accepted the Best Actor award on Monday for his role as Dick Cheney in the comedy film Vice, which came out on Christmas Day. Bale began his acceptance speech by thanking his wife Sibi Blazic and Adam McKay, who CBN News reports is the film's writer and director.
Tuesday 08, January 2019
Russian Patriarch Warns 'Antichrist' Will Control Humans Through Gadgets The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that humans' dependence on modern technology will result in the coming of the Antichrist. In an interview with Russian state media, Patriarch Kirill explained he does not entirely oppose gadgets, but warned against "falling into slavery" to smartphones. Patriarch Kirill said that the collection of user data including "location, interests and fears" will make it possible for humans to be controlled by external forces.
Russian church head: Smartphones could precede Antichrist The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says the data-gathering capacity of devices such as smartphones risks bringing humanity closer to the arrival of the Antichrist. "Control from one point is a foreshadowing of the coming of Antichrist, if we talk about the Christian view. Antichrist is the person who will be at the head of the world wide web that controls the entire human race," he said.
Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not With every additional smart device in your home, companies are able to gather more details about your daily life. Some of that can be used to help advertisers target you - more precisely than they could with just the smartphone you carry. "It's decentralized surveillance," said Jeff Chester, executive director for the Center for Digital Democracy, a Washington-based digital privacy advocate. "We're living in a world where we're tethered to some online service stealthily gathering our information."
Iran plans naval drills with Russia in Caspian Sea Iran and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, including rescue and anti-piracy drills, the commander of the Iranian navy was quoted on Sunday as saying. Tactical, rescue and anti-piracy war games between Iranian and Russian naval forces are being planned and will be implemented in the near future," the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi as saying.
Turkey refuses to cancel purchase of S-400 from Russia Turkey has rejected a US offer to cancel its purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia, the Russia-based Sputnik news agency reported on Sunday, citing Turkish media. According to the report, a US delegation visited Turkey earlier this week and tried to convince Ankara to give up on purchasing the Russian missile systems.
Super Wolf Blood Moon to Occur This Month, Is This a Sign of War in the Middle East? In his book on the Biblical significance of blood moons, Pastor Mark Biltz notes that celestial bodies work "as signs to mark sacred times." "The Bible says that everything is to be established by two or three witnesses," "As a matter of fact the Bible says in Psalms 89 that God's covenant with Israel and King David is forever and the sun and the moon are to be His faithful witnesses in heaven confirming that," he added.
Monarch butterfly numbers plummet 86 percent in California The number of monarch butterflies turning up at California's overwintering sites has dropped by about 86 percent compared with only a year ago, according to the Xerces Society, which organizes a yearly count of the iconic creatures. That's bad news for a species whose numbers have already declined an estimated 97 percent since the 1980s.
Sunday 06, January 2019
Iran plans naval drills with Russia in Caspian Sea Iran and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, including rescue and anti-piracy drills, the commander of the Iranian navy was quoted on Sunday as saying. "Tactical, rescue and anti-piracy war games between Iranian and Russian naval forces are being planned and will be implemented in the near future," the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi as saying.
DEFCON warning threat level issued as Russia and US nuclear armament soars
With tension mounting after Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about having successfully tested an "invulnerable" hypersonic weapon, and attempts to denuclearize Kim Jong-un's rogue regime seemingly stalled, the stark warnings issued today make for grim reading. The site monitors potential threats which may effect the United States' defense readiness condition, commonly referred to as DEFCON - and while rating this as 5, the lowest level, experts pointed out a number of areas of concern. A statement issued today said: "The United States continues to accuse Russia of violating the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty and has given Russia 60 days to come back into compliance or US will pull out of it.
Iran to send warships to the Atlantic, closer to US waters
The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March, a top commander said on Friday, as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States, its arch foe, Reuters reports.
Once again, the New York Times misunderstands, mocks evangelical Christians In a year-end op-ed piece for The New York Times, Katherine Stewart alleges that, "The Christian nationalist movement today is authoritarian, paranoid and patriarchal at its core. They aren't fighting a culture war. They're making a direct attack on democracy itself." Such claims are as ludicrous as they are misleading.
What can a Christian do when up is down, right is wrong, and boys are girls? The Apostle Paul's letter to the Christians in Rome begins with an indictment of the corruption surrounding them that is chilling in its parallels to contemporary American society. If you doubt me, go read Romans 1, verses 21 through 32, and just try to pretend it isn't as though Paul is writing a response to our front-page headlines.
Ilhan Omar becomes first person to wear hijab in Congress After being a part of the record-breaking number of women headed for Congress, Ilhan Omar continues to make history. Omar, one of two Muslim women elected to the House of Representatives, became the first person to wear a hijab in Congress as she was sworn in on Thursday. The 34-year-old Minnesota legislature is also the country's first Somali-American lawmaker.
Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, says 'authoritarian' Trump like Hitler in pulpit speech
Rep. Hank Johnson dedicated his pulpit speech Tuesday to drawing comparisons between Adolf Hitler and President Trump. Marking the 156th anniversary of the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation, Mr. Johnson warned black congregants at Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church to remain "diligent" against creeping tyranny by right-wing conservatives.
Jan Markell - Falling Into Place: The Top Ten Bible Prophecy-Related Stories of 2018 Almost one-third of the Bible relates to eschatology or Bible prophecy. She thinks we can conclude that a lot of what is happening today foreshadows "things to come." Here are Jan's observations on activities that relate to Bible prophecy in 2018. She is just discerning the times, not engaging in newspaper exegesis. She encourage everyone to be like the sons of Issachar in I Chronicles 12, who understood the times.
Apple removes Christian ministry app following complaints by LGBT activists
Apple removed a Christian ministry's app from its store after an LGBT group claimed it implied being gay was a sickness, according to published reports. A gay rights group, Truth Wins Out, got the so-called ex-gay app removed after it convinced the tech giant that the app was "dangerous," "bigoted" and "hateful."
Good news: Ohio has banned dismemberment abortions
Ohio Governor John Kasich signed legislation on Friday to ban dilation and evacuation abortion procedures, more commonly known as D&E or dismemberment abortions. The legislation will also penalize doctors who break the new law and continue to commit these barbaric abortions.
'White Jews': A New American Leftist Antisemitism
If you remain silent when you hear the term "white Jews," you are not doing your part to stop this creeping hatred. A recent controversy about anti-Jewish views in the Women's March has lifted the curtain on a new antisemitism that is percolating in American circles.
"Now Women's March activists are grappling with how they treat Jews, and whether they should be counted as privileged white Americans or 'marginalized' minorities," The New York Times noted in a recent piece. The labeling of Jews as "white" and debates on how to "treat Jews," as if Jews are packages in a supermarket is a form of dehumanizing rhetoric designed to force Jewish people into a binary of "white/non-white" that is currently trendy in US discussions.
Elected Liberal Democrats Discriminate Against Catholics
Senate Democrats are facing renewed charges of anti-Catholic discrimination after quizzing a federal judicial nominee about his membership in the Knights of Columbus. Democratic Sens. Kamala D. Harris and Mazie Hirono were accused of "religious profiling" after they zeroed in on judicial nominee Brian Buescher's membership in the 137-year-old fraternal Catholic charitable organization earlier this month in written questions.