"No matter how the international and regional situation changes, China's resolve to develop a comprehensive strategic partnership with Iran will remain unchanged," Xi proclaimed during a meeting in Beijing with an Iranian delegation headed by the Middle Eastern country's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency (AA).
Xi claimed his support for Tehran is intended to help bring peace and stability in the Middle East.
US military conducts observation flight over Russia The US military is conducting a surveillance flight over Russia as part of an international agreement, the Pentagon said Thursday.
The flight falls under the Open Skies Treaty, an international accord aimed at promoting military transparency through reciprocal, unarmed observation flights over each of the 34 signatory countries' terrains.
Due to tensions with Russia, this is the first Open Skies flight there since November 2017, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis said.
To Target Israel, Iran's 'Suitcase' GPS Kits Turn Hezbollah Rockets Into Guided Missiles
TEL AVIV - The Warsaw Conference on Middle East Peace and Security last week didn't seem to deliver much in the way of peace or security for the assorted countries attending. There was, to be sure, a lot of tough talk against Iran and the projection of a united front as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several senior Arab officials all gathered in one room. Yet far away from the bright lights of the Trump-engineered summit, on the business end of the battle against Iran, Israeli security officials have a singular preoccupation: suitcases.
Israel Braces for Temple Mount Violence... Security forces were gearing up Friday morning for anticipated violence ahead of Friday prayers at Jerusalem's Temple Mount as police announced 60 people were arrested overnight on suspicion of planning violence.
The Kan public broadcaster reported the arrested individuals were all residents of East Jerusalem.
Breaking: Vermont House passes a staggering abortion bill - here's what it says... The Vermont House voted to pass a staggering bill that would allow abortion at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason whatsoever. "Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry a pregnancy to term, give birth to a child, or to have an abortion," the bill reads. Critics say the legislation is more expansive of abortion rights than extremist bills passed in New York and Virginia.
UMC could choose Bible-affirming 'Tradition Plan' United Methodists are preparing for an important meeting in St. Louis this weekend where the issue of openly homosexual pastors will be discussed.
UMC delegates will gather Saturday through Tuesday, Feb. 23-26, for a special general conference where discussion could include allowing the open practice of homosexuality.
One option open to the denomination is the "Tradition Plan" that adheres to biblical orthodoxy about marriage and sexuality.
Sweden Has Become for Jihadis 'What Argentina Was for Nazis' says MP Swedish Moderate Party MP Hanif Bali said his country's politicians should apologise to the people for not legislating against terrorism several years ago. Now it's already too late, he said, while comparing Sweden to a haven for jihadists.
During a televised debate on jihadis retuning to Sweden, Moderate MP Hanif Bali has lashed out against the government's passive attitude toward extremism and the lax laws allowing terrorists to go unpunished.
Exclusive: Iran charts active plans for fighting "Trump's economic war"
Tehran is deep in hectic discussions on ways to fight crippling US sanctions – whether by terror or fast-tracked nuclear development, DEBKAfile's exclusive military and intelligence sources reveal.
The first inkling of these deliberations came on Monday, Feb. 18 from Iran's President Hassan Rouhani when he complained that "economic war is more difficult than military war." The heads of the Islamic Republican regime and military chiefs decided some weeks ago that it was time for action when they saw reports on the disastrous state of Iran's economy and on the rising anti-regime disaffection in the streets over extreme hardship and shortages.
Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe MOSCOW (February 20, 2019) - Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Wednesday that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.
While the Russian leader didn't say what specific new weapons Moscow could deploy, his statement further raised the ante in tense relations with Washington.
FBI plotting to keep DNA of ENTIRE population on file to create 'nation of suspects' President Donald Trump has signed the Rapid DNA Act into law which means the police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. The law, which was signed in 2017 and comes into effect this year, will require several states to connect Rapid DNA machines to Codis – the national DNA database controlled by the FBI. These machines, which are portable and about the same size as a desktop printer, are expected to become as routine a process as taking fingerprints.
Media's use of pro-euthanasia talking points hides intent of bill Opponents of doctor-assisted suicide are gearing up for a major battle in New York – and the media appears to have chosen whose side they're on.
Proponents of medical aid in dying (MAID) have taken the issue to New York's legislature repeatedly over the past several years but have failed to gain passage. Christina Fadden, chair of New York State Right to Life, tells OneNewsNow they even tried to impose it on New York through the courts.
Feminist Pastor Gives Gloria Steinem Vagina Sculpture Made Of Melted Purity Rings Last November, the founding pastor of Denver's House for All Sinners and Saints - who once described herself to The Washington Post as a "tatted-up, foul-mouthed" leader of a "new, muscular form of liberal Christianity" - announced on Twitter her "massive art project" to create a golden idol to female genitalia in protest of evangelical purity.
'Deep State' thwarted by wisdom of our Founders A constitutional attorney says the Department of Justice-led coup attempted against President Donald Trump was really thwarted by our Founder Fathers.
Right-wing claims of a "Deep State" conspiracy have been predictably mocked by the Left, but that denial has turned into chest-thumping declarations that it is the patriotic duty of Deep Staters to fight Trump for the sake of the country.
Tuesday 19, February 2019
Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions are 'economic war' Rouhani, who was quoted by The Associated Press, spoke as he inaugurated the third and final phase of the sprawling Persian Gulf Star refinery built in the Persian Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas. Construction of the refinery began in 2006 and it now has the capacity of 400,000 barrels a day, which amounts to about 20 percent of Iran's 2.1 million barrels of daily refining capacity.
'Abbas about to inflict serious humanitarian crisis on PA' PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has officially announced the PA will refuse to accept all tax money Israel transfers to the PA if Israel deducts the amount the PA uses to reward terrorists, reports Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). This PA policy may lead to a grave humanitarian crisis.
'Never Trump' evangelicals ripped for ignoring pro-life advances One of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisors recently pulled out his version of spicy language in describing certain evangelical leaders who are bent on opposing the president at every turn. Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas and a regular Fox News contributor, was talking with Fox News host Todd Starnes last week when apparently he reached his fill of a cadre of evangelical leaders tearing into who Jeffress has described as "the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty" president in American history – and refusing to acknowledge the good the president has done, particularly on the issue of abortion.
Mississippi approves 'heartbeat bill' A southern state has taken another bold move to protect preborn babies, though the issue must ultimately go through the federal court system. Mississippi is the latest state to approve a "heartbeat bill," which calls for barring the abortion of a preborn child whose heartbeat can be detected. State Senator Joey Fillingane (R) says the move is in part a response to pro-abortion advances recently made in New York and Virginia. New York approved abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, while Virginia ultimately backed off on a similar proposal.
Miss. lawmaker predicts state will back anti-BDS Legislators in Mississippi have taken the first step to punish businesses that want to punish Israel.
With an 88-10 vote in the Mississippi House of Representatives, legislators passed a bill that prevents the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel, a far-left movement known as boycott, divestment and sanctions, or BDS.
The measure has now moved to the state Senate.
Bahrain promotes religious freedom, helps whole society In the midst of increased persecution of Christians around the world, a country on the Persian Gulf in the Middle East appears to be demonstrating how to implement religious freedom.
Bahrain is no longer one of the worst countries in the world for Christians to live. Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry tells OneNewsNow what the country has been doing to get off of his organization's World Watch List.
Cartel Ambushes Mexican Soldiers near Texas Border An ambush by gunmen from a faction of Los Zetas killed one Mexican soldier and injured two others in Nuevo Laredo. Three attackers working for a convicted terrorist also died in the incident just south of Laredo, Texas.
Bill Salus: Russia, Iran and Turkey Plot Syria's Future, Will This Lead to Ezekiel 38? Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Sochi in November of 2017 and renewed their commitment to Syrian sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and unity. They reconvened again in Tehran on September 7, 2018 and in Sochi on February 14, 2019 to plot their respective roles in the reshaping of Syria's future in the aftermath of the 8-year Syrian civil war.
Israel, Gulf States Commend Kushner's Peace Effort WARSAW - President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, said that a show of unity among Israeli and Arab officials at a U.S.-backed conference here made him feel "optimistic" about prospects for peace in the Middle East, according to officials who witnessed the presentation behind closed doors on Thursday.
Mike Pence Warns World Leaders of Iranian Plot for 'Another Holocaust' in Israel During a conference on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence warned European and Middle Eastern leaders of the 'new Holocaust' the Iranian regime is plotting. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Monday – during the 40thanniversary of the Islamic Revolution – that he would 'raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground' if the U.S. military attacked. Two days later, during a two-day conference in Warsaw, Poland, Pence spoke to world leaders noting the Iranian regime's threat to "eliminate" Israel.
Pence's Calls to Pressure Iran Fall on Deaf Ears in Europe MUNICH - European officials brushed off U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's calls during a diplomatic trip to the continent this week to ratchet up pressure on Iran, saying they will continue defending the 2015 nuclear deal and stay engaged with Iran's government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel set out a starkly different vision from the vice president, urging greater European and multilateral cooperation and raising questions about recent U.S. decisions like the planned drawdown of troops from Syria. She lamented the split between the U.S. and Europe on Iran and raised common European and U.S. worries about Iran's role in Syria and Yemen and its missile program.
Hezbollah: We can conquer the Galilee Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday spoke at the Warsaw Summit, promising to conquer the Galilee.
In his speech, Nasrallah noted the normalization process with Israel and said that the summit exposed Israel's ties with several Arab states.
Inside the horrifying, unspoken world of sexually abusive nuns It's the line from scripture that stayed with Cait Finnegan for nearly half a century as she tried to suppress the painful memories of the sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her Catholic clergy educator. "God is Love," Sister Mary Juanita Barto told Finnegan as she repeatedly raped her in classrooms at Mater Christi High School in Queens in the late 1960s.
'In God We Trust' license plates targeted by Arizona Dems over 'hate group' funding claim Arizona Democrats have specialty "In God We Trust" license plates in their legislative cross hairs because the proceeds partially benefit the Alliance Defending Freedom. Proposed legislation by state Sen. Juan Mendez aims to stop the department of transportation from selling the plates due to ADF's "hate group" designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Thursday 14, February 2019
VP Pence: Iran Plotting New Holocaust Vice President Mike Pence told a conference of European and Middle East leaders on Thursday that Iran is plotting to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth, and seeks to unleash a 'new Holocaust.' With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watching, Pence said in Poland that Tehran poses 'the greatest threat to peace and security' in the region. Hours earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that 'confronting Iran' is a necessary step for any nation that wants to 'achieve peace and stability in the Middle East.'
Netanyahu: Meetings in Warsaw With Arab Leaders to Combat Iran
WARSAW, Poland—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, in what could be a possible gaffe, that his meetings with Arab leaders in Poland are "in order to advance the common interest of combating Iran." The comments were made to reporters on the sidelines of the Warsaw Middle East ministerial following Netanyahu's meeting with the Sultanate of Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi.
At Warsaw parley, Israel's anti-Iran front is stretched to Yemen, Iraq
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while seated next to Yemen's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani on Feb. 14, hailed the Warsaw conference as "historic" - if only for the unprecedented seating arrangements. The US, which co-hosted the Conference for Middle East Peace and Security as a major vehicle for the Trump administration's campaign against Iran, most likely engineered those arrangements.
ANALYSIS: At 40, the Iranian Islamic Revolution gathers steam
The Islamic Republic of Iran celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution this week and if we're to believe the Dutch New York Times reporter Thomas Erdbrink, Iranians came out in droves to celebrate the event. The NYT reporter, who is married to an Iranian woman, has a habit of strolling around in Tehran like a tourist and talking to ordinary Iranians, who don't dare to criticize the Islamist regime of Supreme Leader Ayatolah Ali Khamenei.
Monday 11, February 2019
Russia urges Israel to stop Syria air strikes Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin on Friday urged Israel to stop carrying out air strikes on Syrian sovereign territory.
"With regard to the latest Israeli attacks, we said that such arbitrary attacks on sovereign Syrian territory should be stopped and excluded. Any strikes destabilize the situation even more. No one should conduct actions in Syria that go beyond the scope of antiterrorist objectives," Vershinin said in an interview with Russian media, according to the Sputnik news agency.
Moscow backs Hizballah ahead of Netanyahu visit, eyes Lebanon's gas
The Russians have switched their focus to Lebanon and are hailing Hizballah as a "force for stability and security" ahead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow on Feb. 21 for talks with President Vladimir Putin. Russian diplomacy and media are for the first time coming out with high praise for Hizballah, giving Netanyahu to understand that Putin has no interest in hearing about the Shiite terrorist movement's misdeeds or Israel's operations against its tunnels.
Racing toward Armageddon... In some ways that's like a lot of people when they hear that events in our world and in our culture today are signs of the times: "Oh, give me a break! I've heard that before! They've been saying forever that Jesus is coming back, and nothing has really changed." Actually, a lot of things have changed. I believe we're living in the last days...
6 of 7 Democratic Senators Running for President Voted Against Pro-Israel Bill Six of the seven Democratic Party presidential candidates in the U.S. Senate voted against a pro-Israel bill this week that would make it easier for states to oppose the "boycott, divestment, sanctions" (BDS) movement. Some critics have called BDS not only anti-Israel, but antisemitic, because it targets only Israel and not the Palestinians, and because it singles out Israel while ignoring human rights abuses committed by its neighbors.
Anti-Semitism hits record high in Europe The United Kingdom broke its record of anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 by more than 200, with a report released by a U.K.-based watchdog group indicating that as tensions rise in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hostilities against Jews on the island nation also escalate.
The numbers produced by Community Security Trust (CST) indicate that the skyrocketing antisemitism is not a sporadic jump, but a violent trend that has been seeping across Great Britain for years - especially in areas that have taken in an influx of Muslim immigrants from the Middle East and Africa to alleviate the so-called "refugee crisis."
Chief Justice Roberts sides with the left against Louisiana abortion law By a 5-4 vote late Thursday, the court said it will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Roberts joined the court's four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case. President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, were among the four conservative members of the court who would have allowed the law to take effect.
New Mexico House passes 'most extreme' abortion bill in U.S. On Wednesday the New Mexico House of Representatives joined a wave of states passing measures meant to insulate abortion-on-demand from future Supreme Court rulings, with a bill critics are calling the most radical of its kind to date. "It simply removes an antiquated law that criminalizes health care," Democrat state Rep. Joanne Ferrary, a cosponsor of the bill, claimed. But New Mexico Alliance for Life argues it would not only effectively permit abortions up until birth and eliminate restrictions such as parental involvement, it would also erase "the only explicit conscience protection for doctors and other medical professionals that protect them from being forced to participate in abortions."
Friday 08, February 2019
Two Iranian flops: Putting a satellite into orbit and fitting guided warhead on long-range ballistic missile Two of the hi-tech military achievements Iran had prepared for the Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary did not come up to scratch. Tehran failed in its second attempt on Wednesday, Feb. 6, to launch a satellite into orbit from the Imam Khomeini Space center in central Iran. US sources released images showing the rocket firing after some days of preparation, but since Tehran was silent on the outcome, it is assumed that the space shot was a flop. Since the first attempt on Jan. 15, using a long-range Simorgh. also failed, the Iranians decided to use the smaller a Safir rocket for their second attempt.
Pope Francis: Christianity and Islam Protect 'Common Values' Christianity and Islam have more in common than people think, Pope Francis said Wednesday, and the two religions defend common values that are necessary for the future of civilization.
"Despite the diversity of cultures and traditions, the Christian and Islamic worlds appreciate and protect common values: life, family, religious sense, honor for the elderly, the education of the young, and others as well," the pope told the crowds gathered in Saint Peter's Square for his weekly general audience.
'Fetus Shall Not Have Independent Rights,' Vermont Abortion Bill Declares A bill in the Vermont House that has more than 80 co-sponsors declares that fetuses have no rights and that women who perform their own abortions cannot be prosecuted.
Some observers are calling this bill even more radical than the controversial abortion bills in New York and Virginia. The abortion bill in New York was signed into law last month.
Baby Killing Is Fine. Yearbook Photos Are The Problem.
Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was hit with a shocking blast from the past: a photo on his medical school yearbook page of a man in blackface and another man in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Northam quickly apologized for the photo, then said he wasn't in the photo and then admitted he had once worn blackface and dressed up as Michael Jackson for a dance contest. He nearly moonwalked at a press conference before his wife gave him a look that could curdle milk.
How All-Knowing Smartphones Could Become the Pentagon's Employee Access Cards A New York-based company and the Defense Department have created an artificial intelligence algorithm to be embedded in smartphones that knows the device owner so well it can tell its user by the way they talk, type and even walk.
TWOSENSE.AI has been working with the department to build a software-as-a-service product to replace the common access card, used to verify defense employees' identities when logging in to the department's networks, the company said in a release issued Thursday.
Robot Love: Why romance with machines is a foregone conclusion One of the big robotics storylines of 2018, at least in the mainstream press, was the arrival of multiple sex robots on the market. Most of these take a female form, anthropomorphic fantasies like Synthea Amatus's Samantha and RealBotix's Harmony, which have raised eyebrows and prompted international coverage, spurred in no small part by boisterous founders and burgeoning rivalries.
'I will never let you down,' Trump tells prayer breakfast President Donald Trump told attendees at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday that he stands behind them, even as speakers bemoaned the level of division in the country and what one described as a "fracturing of the American family." "I will never let you down," Trump told an audience that included members of his Cabinet and Congress, including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - whom he did not acknowledge.
Nasrallah: We'll stand by Iran in case of war
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Wednesday that the Lebanon-based terrorist group will stand by Iran in case of war against the United States.
Nasrallah spoke in a televised speech in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and was quoted by Israel's Channel 12 News.
IDF thwarted Iranian attack on Home Front warning system
Iran tried to disrupt the Home Front Command's warning system by means of a cyberattack,Israel Hayom reported Thursday morning.
The incident, which occurred more than a year ago and was thwarted by the IDF's cyber defense battalion, was revealed in an interview by the paper with Brigadier General Noam Sha'ar, who until recently served as head of the IDF's cyber defense battalion.
Hezbollah leader calls on Lebanon to accept arms from Iran to confront Israel
The leader of Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah said Wednesday that he is willing to ask Iran to supply the Lebanese military with weapons and aerial defense systems to confront Israeli warplanes and called on Beirut to accept the offer.
"Will the Lebanese government dare to accept the Iranian proposals? Why should Lebanon remain afraid to cooperate with Iran?" Nasrallah said in a televised address marking the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution and the overthrow of the Shah.
Iran: Israeli strikes in Syria to be discussed at summit with Russia, Turkey
A trilateral summit later this month between Iran, Russia, and Turkey will touch on Israel's airstrikes in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday.
Zarif told Russia's RT news network that nations at the February 14 Sochi Summit will also review the planned withdrawal of US forces from Syria.
Univ. admits putting religious student groups on 'watch list' The University of Iowa admitted on Friday in court that it maintains a campus "watch list" of 32 groups - each one religious - with every one of the student groups put on probationary status.
One of the student groups, Business Leaders in Christ student group (BLinC), is being represented by the non-profit legal group, Becket, in the lawsuit BLinC v. University of Iowa, and it is alleging that the university is discriminating against students on the watch list based on their religious views and affiliation.
Israel warns Hamas: Stop rioting or face war
Israel relayed a warning message to Gaza terror group Hamas, through mediators, demanding Hamas stop the riots along the border fence or face an Israeli military campaign. Israel's message was: "Warn Hamas - elections will not prevent a military campaign."
Neither Israel nor US has the capacity to counter Iran's new cruise missile
Iran has made rapid strides towards developing a medium-range missile for attacking Israel in three tests launches in recent weeks. In the first, on Dec. 29, a Fajr 5 was aimed at central Israel; three weeks later, on Jan. 21, a Fatteh 100 was fired towards the Golan (and was intercepted); and in the last one, marking the 40thanniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, a cruise missile was hailed by Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami as accurately hitting its intended target at 1,200 km. This is the distance from Iran to Israel.
Iran in 'successful test' of new cruise missile on revolution anniversary
Iran announced the "successful test" of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres on Saturday, coinciding with celebrations for the country's 1979 Islamic revolution. "The test of the Hoveizeh cruise missile was carried out successfully at a range of 1,200 kilometres (840 miles) and accurately hit the set target," Defence Minister Amir Hatami said, quoted on state television which broadcast footage of its launch.
"It can be ready in the shortest possible time and flies at a very low altitude," he said. Hatami described the Hoveizeh as the "long arm of the Islamic Republic of Iran" in defending itself.
Holocaust? What Holocaust? says Egyptian Website...
That's the attitude of Egyptian columnist Wasim 'Afifi, who contends the media has inflated the Holocaust because of a propaganda conspiracy by Russia to blacken the images of Germany and the West, which wanted to establish a state for the Jews in Palestine, reports the Middle East Media Research Center.
Israel begins construction of new Gaza border barrier Israel said Sunday that work to strengthen its border with the Gaza Strip had entered a new phase, with construction starting on a massive new barrier along the frontier. "Over the weekend we began building the above-ground barrier along the Gaza border," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told journalists before the weekly cabinet meeting. The barrier, set to stand six metres (20 feet) off the ground, "will prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground", he said in Hebrew.
Life under ISIS led these Muslims to Christianity Four years have passed since the Islamic State group's fighters were run out of Kobani, a strategic city on the Syrian-Turkish border, but the militants' violent and extreme interpretation of Islam has left some questioning their faith. A new church is attracting converts. It is the first local Christian place of worship for decades.
Trump: Military intervention in Venezuela an 'option'
President Trump in an interview broadcast Sunday said U.S. military intervention in crisis-torn Venezuela is an "option." "Well I don't want to say that," he told host Margaret Brennan on CBS's "Face the Nation" when asked about military intervention and any national security interest. "But certainly it's something that's on the - it's an option," he added.
Bengio, who is also a co-founder of Montreal-based AI software company Element AI, said he was concerned about the technology he helped create being used for controlling people's behavior and influencing their minds. "This is the 1984 Big Brother scenario," he said in an interview. "I think it's becoming more and more scary."
Democrats were fine with governor's infanticide comments but erupt in fury over yearbook photo Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam apologized Friday after admitting he appeared in a racist photo in the 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook depicting one person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. The news of the photo surfaced two days after Northam made controversial remarks about late-term abortion that caused a storm in national conservative media and prompted Republicans to accuse him of supporting infanticide.
Pennsylvania Drag Queen Story Time with 'Annie Christ' Sparks Protest
A Philadelphia library announced that they will be hosting a drag queen story hour with "Annie Christ" – to sound like "AntiChrist" - and some people in the community are pushing back. According to the Christian Post, the Lansdale Public Library is inviting kids from across the community to "Drag Queen Story Fun Time with Annie" this Saturday. While library director Tom Meyer says the event has "overwhelming" support, he also noted that the event has attracted more complaints than ever before.
Liberal Mecca San Francisco - where drug addicts outnumber high school students...
San Francisco has more drug addicts than it has students enrolled in its public high schools, the city Health Department's latest estimates conclude. There are about 24,500 injection drug users in San Francisco - that's about 8,500 more people than the nearly 16,000 students enrolled in San Francisco Unified School District's 15 high schools and illustrates the scope of the problem on the city's streets.
'Some Students Did Not Feel Safe': Progressive School Refuses to Play Karen Pence's School in Sports A progressive independent school in Washington D.C. is refusing to play Immanuel Christian School in basketball because of their views on LGBT rights. Earlier this month Immanuel Christian School made headlines when it was revealed that Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence would be working there as an art teacher. LGBTQ rights advocates were outraged by the schools "exclusionary policies" regarding gay marriage, transgenderism, and other LGBTQ related issues.
Largest Christian University In U.S. Blocks Shapiro From Speaking On Friday, Young Americans For Freedom reported that administrators at Grand Canyon University, which has been referred to as the largest Christian university in the United States, are blocking Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro from speaking on their campus.
Thursday 31, January 2019
Democratic Virginia Governor Advocates POST-BIRTH Abortion... EVIL, EVIL, EVIL: A Democratic lawmaker in the Virginia House of Delegates proposed a bill Tuesday that would allow abortions through the end of the third trimester of pregnancy. The video of Delegate Kathy Tran presenting her bill led to an exchange where she admitted that her bill would allow for a mother to abort her child minutes before giving birth. SATAN IS MOST PLEASED!
Of Republicans, the Democrat congresswoman from California declared, "They pray in church on Sunday and they prey on people the rest of the week. And while we're doing the Lord's work, ministering to the needs of God's creation, they are ignoring those needs which is to dishonor the God who made them."
Netanyahu Meets Senior Russian Official for First Time Since Downed Plane Crisis Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday evening met at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem with Russian President Vladimir Putin's special envoy for Syrian affairs, Alexander Lavrentiev, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin. Also attending the meeting were National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and GOC Operations Maj.-Gen. Aharon Haliva.
The False Promise Of Peace With Arab Countries... On Jan. 6, the Foreign Ministry released a statement in Arabic revealing that a number of delegations from Iraq had visited Israel, including influential Sunni and Shi'ite figures in the country, in 2018. The Foreign Ministry did not name names.
The news made waves in Iraq after it was leaked to the press that some of the officials that took part in the delegation were sitting members of parliament. Many lawmakers, including the head of Iraq's parliament, demanded an investigative committee be established and officials who came into contact with the "Zionist entity" be punished to the full extent of the law.
The message from President Vladimir Putin was carried to Jerusalem by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin and special presidential envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev. While Moscow described their mission as part of a joint Russian-Israeli effort to reach common solutions to the political and military problems arising in Syria, their Israeli hosts understood that Netanyahu was being asked to use his influence with US President Donald Trump and his White House advisers to get American troops out of Syria with all possible speed.
The "special purpose vehicle," or SPV, is part of a joint E.U. efforts to keep alive international trade with Iran alive after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of a previous Obama-era trade agreement last May, slamming it as a "horrible, one-sided deal."
Trump's tweet came minutes after "Fox & Friends" aired a segment Monday morning on pending legislation in six states - Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia - that would allow Bible literacy courses to become a part of a public school education.
"I decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism," Miller said in an email correspondence with a professor at the college. "I have discovered that the Pledge of Allegiance has a history steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism."
Texas transgender bills to 'ban Christianity' in Texas? A showdown between religious freedom and transgender privileges is underway in Texas, where six pro-LGBTQ bills are targeting the constitutional rights of Christians. The magnitude of the latest wave of pro-LGBTQ legislation is so severe that one conservative columnist argues that the left is attempting "to ban Christianity in Texas."
Exclusive: UAE used cyber super-weapon to spy on iPhones of foes A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world's superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations.
China, Russia Building Super-EMP Bombs for 'Blackout Warfare'
Several nations, including China and Russia, are building powerful nuclear bombs designed to produce super-electromagnetic pulse (EMP) waves capable of devastating all electronics—from computers to electric grids—for hundreds of miles, according to a newly-released congressional study.
Russia says Israel must halt its 'arbitrary' airstrikes in Syria
Israel should stop its "arbitrary" strikes in Syrian territory, which are against the region's interests and could spark new chaos, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. The comments by Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova came days after a flare-up between Israel and Iran on the Syrian frontier.
World War 3 fears SURGE as experts warn Saudi Arabia could be seeking 'NUCLEAR weapons'
According to a report published in The Washington Post, Saudi Arabia appears to have constructed a ballistic missile factory, which could threaten to trigger a new Middle Eastern arms race. Saudi Arabia already owns foreign-brought ballistic missiles but has yet to construct its own. A number of experts have warned this could signal a Saudi desire to become nuclear armed.
Known as the Reproductive Health Act, the new bill drops most of the state's previous restrictions on abortions after 24 weeks, and allows for the procedure "at any time when necessary to protect a patient's life or health," although it does not specify what constitutes as a health necessity.
Abortion giant Planned Parenthood didn't need taxpayers' money but got it anyway In its 2016-2017 report, Planned Parenthood reported an income of $1.46 billion; in 2017-2018, that number jumped to $1.67 billion - $563.8 million of which came from the federal government. Planned Parenthood also spent the year claiming Congress was trying to defund them, according to Jim Sedlak of the American Life League.
'Rapid military escalation' occurring between Iran and Israel... World War 3 fears were sparked this week after Israel hit the Syrian capital of Damascus early on Monday as part of its increasingly open assault on Iran's presence there. In response, Iran issued a chilling message to arch-enemy Israel – warning it is "impatient" and ready to confront and destroy the nation in a statement issued just hours after Israel launched the air raids in Syria.
The conflict between Israel and Iran in Syria has just escalated dramatically
Israel has claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on Iranian military targets, in a rare move that risks escalating tensions between the two feuding countries. Israel said the latest strikes were in retaliation to Iranian forces launching a surface-to-surface missile from the Damascun area toward the northern part of the Israeli-held Golan Heights, The New York Times reported. The country made the unusual move of announcing its strike, marking an increasingly open confrontation with Iran after years of ambiguity.
'Arabs should ally with Israel, Iran is more dangerous' Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports Syrian opposition activist and writer Issam Zeitoun appeared on a debate about Israel on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) on January 16, 2019. Zeitoun said that Israel is an existing country to which some Arabs turn a blind eye. Ra'ed Al-Masri, a Lebanese professor of political science and international relations, responded that Israel is "illegitimate and nonexistent."
Between exoatmospheric Arrow 3 and two perilous war fronts down below
The Israeli-US Arrow 3's successful interception of a mock ballistic missile flying outside the earth's atmosphere coincided on Tuesday, Jan. 22, with a sniper bullet from Gaza denting an IDF's officer's helmet. Tension shot up on Israel's combustible southern border at the same moment as Dome anti-rocket batteries were being rushed north, the day after an Iranian Fatteh-110 missile was aimed from Syria at the Hermon ski slopes north of the Golan.
Pentagon: Chinese Military Units Training With ASAT missiles Chinese military forces have deployed multiple units armed with anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles that can destroy scores of American satellites, according to a Pentagon intelligence report.
The new report by the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, known as NASIC, revealed that People's Liberation Army units have begun training with the satellite-killing missiles.
New York Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth The New York Senate passed a radical pro-abortion bill Tuesday that would allow unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth. Metro reports the bill passed after abortion activists pushed it for more than a decade in New York. Until now, it failed to pass the state Senate because of Republican lawmakers, but the November election put pro-abortion Democrats in control of both houses. The vote was 38-24.
A New York Public Radio reporter said she heard a voice shout, "May almighty God have mercy on this state!" in the Senate soon after the vote.
Planned Parenthood supporters actually clapped for this. Please, please, Lord Jesus, come soon and end this wickedness.
Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria... The Israeli military confirmed Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement came after Israel intercepted an incoming missile.
IDF: Iran's Al Qods aimed the Fateh-110 missile at Golan, which Iron Dome intercepted
The ground-to-ground missile aimed at the Golan on Sunday, Jan. 20 was fired by Al Qods and made in Iran, the IDF spokesman said Monday. DEBKAfile: It was a Fateh-110 missile that was launched from a point in the Damascus region which Russia had promised would be kept out of bounds to the Iranians. The missile was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air defense system. It may be recalled that last year, Russian officials, including Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, affirmed that the Iranians had withdrawn deep inside Syrian territory, more than 80km from the Israeli border.
"We are prepared for the decisive battle against Israel, which will lead to its elimination," Aziz Nasirzadeh, the commander of the Iranian air force, was quoted by Al Jazeera as saying Monday morning, several hours after Israeli forces hit Iranian and Assad regime positions in Syria.
Russia Flexes Its Muscle in the Middle East Russia is strengthening ties with the U.S.'s traditional Arab allies, scrambling the Middle East's political landscape and demonstrating how Moscow could cement its role as a regional power broker.
The rise of Satanism in America... They first cropped up seemingly out of nowhere about six years ago, adorned in black capes with curved devil horns affixed to their heads, holding posters and black American flags as they shouted 'Hail, Satan' on the steps of government institutions from Arkansas and Florida to Oklahoma and Detroit. The antics and declarations seemed like a hoax to many – onlookers and journalists and politicians alike - until it became apparent that members of newly-formed The Satanic Temple were here to stay.
Bible site where 'God met Moses' to be BULLDOZED for 'super city' by Saudi Arabia Bible scholars have claimed there is evidence that suggests the peak Jabal al-Lawz in the Middle Eastern kingdom is actually Mount Sinai. The site is a 8,460 foot peak known as the "mountain of almonds", located in north east Saudi Arabia near the border with Jordan. Moses leads the Israelites to the mountain which is enveloped by fire, smoke and thunder, according to the Book of Exodus in the Bible.
Florida lawmaker introduces bill to ban abortion after detectable heartbeat Florida will soon become one of five states in 2019 to introduce legislation to ban abortion once a baby's heartbeat has been detected. Representative Mike Hill (R-Pensacola) filed the measure for consideration during the legislative session beginning March 5th. Hill said his constitutional oath played a part in introducing the bill: "My oath said that I would protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - life being the first one." Missouri, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Mississippi all have either introduced or promised to introduce heartbeat bills this year.
Comedian's shock tweet reveals unintended truth about abortion... Los Angeles comedian Marcella Arguello made some waves (as she likely intended) with a tweet that got some disgusted reactions on social media. But in her quest for shock value, Arguello also revealed a truth: that abortion takes the life of an actual human being - a "someone."
She wrote on Twitter, "I hate when people tell me to have a kid because I look good holding a baby. B*tch I look good doing everything because I. Look. Good. In fact you should see me have an abortion - I am BREATHTAKING. Literally I am taking someone's breath. It's beautiful."
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.