Trump and Netanyahu confirm US-Israel military coordination against threatened Iranian attack The Trump-Netanyahu conversation on Sunday night, Dec. 1, finalized the arrangements for military coordination against Iran that were set up during recent US generals' talks in visits to Israel, DEBKAfile reports.
The exchange between the US President and Israeli Prime Minister, covering "the threat from Iran" and "other critical bilateral and region issues," took place ahead of the NATO summit in London this week and against the background of fresh threats from Tehran against the US and Israel. DEBKAfile's military sources note that senior US generals have been in and out of Israel in recent weeks.
Iran reinforces Bushehr, Abu Musa, as Netanyahu & Pompeo talk in Lisbon Iran has poured reinforcements armed with missiles and air defense weapons into Bushehr on its central Gulf shore and the offshore island of Abu Musa, DEBKAfile's military sources report. In Lisbon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, Dec. 4, discussed the threats coming from Iran, as US officials reported increasing intelligence of potential Iranian aggression.
Iran vows to continue ballistic missiles program Iran said in a letter to the United Nations on Thursday that it is determined to go ahead with its disputed ballistic missile program. "Iran is determined to resolutely continue its activities related to ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles," Iran's UN envoy Majid Takhte Ravanchi wrote in the letter.
Israel's Bennett to EU: 'We'll destroy your construction in Area C' Defense Minister Naftali Bennett (New Right) met this week with European Union's (EU) ambassador in Israel, telling him that Israel's defense organizations are no longer willing to make peace with the uncontrolled illegal construction in Area C encouraged and funded by Europe.
Pyongyang raises 'dotard' spectre as deadline looms North Korea has threatened to resume referring to US president Donald Trump as a "dotard", raising the prospect of a return to a war of words with a negotiating deadline approaching. Pyongyang has set Washington an end-of-year time limit to offer it new concessions in deadlocked nuclear negotiations, and has said it will adopt an unspecified "new way" if nothing acceptable is forthcoming.
A World With a Billion Cameras Watching You Is Just Around the Corner As governments and companies invest more in security networks, hundreds of millions more surveillance cameras will be watching the world in 2021, mostly in China, according to a new report. The report, from industry researcher IHS Markit, to be released Thursday, said the number of cameras used for surveillance would climb above 1 billion by the end of 2021. That would represent an almost 30% increase from the 770 million cameras today. China would continue to account for a little over half the total.
Australia govt secretly prosecuting citizens... It's left some wondering how it can occur in a society founded on the principle of open justice. The nation's chief law officer insists secrecy was needed to protect national security. "The court determined, consistent with the Government submission, that it was contrary to the public interest that the information be disclosed and the information was of a kind that could endanger the lives or safety of others," Attorney-General Christian Porter told the ABC.
Wednesday 04, December 2019
Trump and Netanyahu confirm US-Israel military coordination against threatened Iranian attack The Trump-Netanyahu conversation on Sunday night, Dec. 1, finalized the arrangements for military coordination against Iran that were set up during recent US generals' talks in visits to Israel, DEBKAfile reports. The exchange between the US President and Israeli Prime Minister, covering "the threat from Iran" and "other critical bilateral and region issues," took place ahead of the NATO summit in London this week and against the background of fresh threats from Tehran against the US and Israel.
IRGC commander: Our missiles are aimed at 21 US bases General Allahnoor Noorollahi, a top advisor to the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Officers College, said in a speech in Bushehr this past Friday that 21 of the American bases in the region constitute targets for Iran's missiles. Claiming that NATO said Iran can launch 20,000 missiles per day, General Noorollahi suggested that Iran has even greater capabilities, and he said that Iran has prepared itself for "the greatest war against the greatest enemy."
Netanyahu to corner world leaders about Iran on NATO sidelines in London Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later this week, on the sidelines of a NATO summit in London, Channel 13 news reported Sunday.
Netanyahu will fly to the British capital on Tuesday for talks with Pompeo, and will spend two days meeting with world leaders, pressing them about Iran and its recent withdrawal from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, the report said.
Anti-Semitic remarks contagious, infecting the Church Christian television host Rick Wiles sits at a news desk in a high-tech production studio dressed in a navy suit, an oxford button-down shirt, and silk tie, looking for all the world like a kindly grandfather - then he utters words usually associated with a tattooed skinhead...
The protest against corruption and failure of government sweeping the Shiite south and parts of Baghdad is pitting opponents of Iranian influence against the Shiite militias loyal to Iran which defer to Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani. By stepping down, the prime minister responded to the demand of Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who condemned the use of force against protesters and called for a new government.
Bennett to US and Russia: IDF is increasing operations in Syria Defense Minister Naftali Bennett (New Right) said he is working to change Israel's policy regarding Iran with a goal of pushing Iranian forces out of Syria, according to a report on Kan 11 News. Bennett said the IDF would increase its operations against Iran in Syria, and attack any Iranian military presence there, including bases not directly related to rocket launches.
Gorbachev warns of 'hot war' between US, Russia Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned in a new interview that tensions between the U.S. and Russia could lead to a "hot war" between the two nations. Asked whether the tensions threatened to lead to a new era akin to the Cold War, Gorbachev told CNN, "I think this should be avoided."
Spreading the Good News with quiet hum of secret printer... The underground Church is flourishing in the Middle East, where a steady supply of freshly printed Bibles is reaching the populace. Brent Ropp, vice president of operations at Wycliffe Associates, says print on demand technology is helping in dangerous areas where Christians face persecution, if not death, if they are discovered.
In a column at PJ Media he noted it's long been a goal of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to obtain an international law criminalizing criticism of Islam. In fact, the coalition of 56 Islamic nations plus the Palestinian Authority has pressed for it for years at the United Nations. Recent OIS Secretary-general Yousef al-Othaimeen "called upon the nations of the world, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to crack down on speech that was 'insulting religions or prophets.'"
Chinese tech groups shaping UN facial recognition standards Chinese technology companies are shaping new facial recognition and surveillance standards at the UN, according to leaked documents obtained by the Financial Times, as they try to open up new markets in the developing world for their cutting-edge technologies. Companies such as ZTE, Dahua and China Telecom are among those proposing new international standards - specifications aimed at creating universally consistent technology - in the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for facial recognition, video monitoring, city and vehicle surveillance.
UN chief says humanity's 'war against nature' must stop The devastating impact of global warming that threatens humanity is a pushback from Nature under assault, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Sunday ahead of a key climate conference. "For many decades the human species has been at war with the planet, and now the planet is fighting back," he said, decrying the "utterly inadequate" efforts of the world's major economies to curb carbon pollution.
After Iran squashes riots, top general threatens to destroy Israel and US The head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Force threatened to destroy Israel, the US and other countries as he addressed a pro-government demonstration denouncing last week's violent protests over a fuel price hike. Gen. Hossein Salami, echoing other Iranian officials, accused the US, Britain, Israel and Saudi Arabia of stoking the unrest.
Could Iran Produce A Nuclear Bomb In A Few Months? The Iranian government is shortening its nuclear breakout time -- the amount of time required to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a single nuclear weapon. Tehran has accomplished this through several steps in the last few months.
Iran's government first increased its enriched uranium stockpile beyond the 300 kilogram limit; it enriched uranium to levels beyond the cap of 3.67 percent, and then activated 20 IR-4 and 20 IR-6 advanced centrifuges. The Iranian leaders even boasted that their government is now exploring new uranium enrichment programs and producing centrifuges.
Newly discovered fossils show snakes had legs - is this a win for the Bible? A new fossil discovery lends credence to the biblical narrative found in the book of Genesis that snakes may once have had legs. The group of researchers have named the newly discovered species "Najash rionegrina" after the Hebrew word, "nahash," meaning "snake." Bible-believers are calling the discovery proof that the Genesis account of the serpent in the Garden of Eden is accurate.
Spreading the Good News with quiet hum of secret printer The underground Church is flourishing in the Middle East, where a steady supply of freshly printed Bibles is reaching the populace.
Brent Ropp, vice president of operations at Wycliffe Associates, says print on demand technology is helping in dangerous areas where Christians face persecution, if not death, if they are discovered.
Yet the danger is still there. Ropp recalls when several Bible translators were attacked and only one of them survived. The lone survivor sent a message to Wycliffe from the hospital: "Don't be discouraged. It is worth it."
'Pronoun hospitality' in the culture war The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says Christian charity compels him to call a transgender person by their preferred pronoun. He said too many Christians think their choice is black and white: affirmation or alienation. He argued that churches should strive for a middle ground. "Too often, let's just acknowledge [it]: the Church has failed to be the sanctuary. The Church ought to be the one place where people that struggle with sins of any kind ought to feel safe," he offered.
Parents realizing boyhood is under attack Trail Life USA, the Christian counterpart to Boy Scouts USA, was formed after the Scouts began allowing girls, homosexuals, and those who identify as transgender to be Scout leaders. Mark Hancock, who heads Trail Life USA, tells OneNewsNow his organization continues to grow, adding more than 8,000 members in the last few months as parents and children discover the character, leadership, and the opportunities the faith-based group has to offer.
Monday 25, November 2019
Netanyahu: Iran planning attacks on Israel Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of planning attacks against the Jewish state and said everything possible would be done to prevent them. The premier, who was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday and is seen to be battling for his political life, made his remarks on a visit to an army base near the border with conflict-ravaged Syria.
U.S. Commander Warns of Iranian Attack in Middle East The deployment of 14,000 additional American troops to the Persian Gulf region since the spring has probably not dissuaded Iran from planning a major attack on the scale of the recent missile and drone assault on Saudi Arabia's oil fields, the commander of American forces in the Middle East says.
Iranian VP warns regional countries... Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of "dire consequences" if it is proven that they meddled to stoke unrest in Iran. "Some countries in the region should know that they will be not have an easy life in the region if clues are found that show they intervened to create unrest in Iran," said Jahangiri, according to the Reuters news agency.
Israel strikes 'dozens' of targets in Syria over rockets fired by Iranian force The Israeli military said it struck dozens of targets in Syria belonging to Iranian forces and the Syrian regime in the predawn hours of Wednesday morning, in response to four rockets that were fired at Israel the day before.
"The attack was carried out in response to the launching of the rockets by the Iranian Quds force from Syrian territory," the army said in a statement. The rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
State forcing pro-life churches to hire abortion fanatics The issue is SB 660, which was signed into law by Cuomo on Friday. ADF said it "requires all employers - including churches, religious schools, faith-based pregnancy centers and religious nonprofits - to disavow their beliefs about abortion, contraception, and sexual morality by forcing them to hire and employ whose who refuse to abide by the organization's statements of faith."
Paging Dr. Robot: Artificial intelligence moves into care The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online.
Artificial intelligence is spreading into health care, often as software or a computer program capable of learning from large amounts of data and making predictions to guide care or help patients.
It already detects an eye disease tied to diabetes and does other behind-the-scenes work like helping doctors interpret MRI scans and other imaging tests for some forms of cancer.
Israel on war alert for Iranian reprisal after IDF assaults on Al Qods' Syrian bases Iran's military array in and around Damascus was not eradicated as reported but severely damaged by Israel's extensive air strikes early Wednesday, Nov. 20, DEBKAfile reports. Only the Syrian air defense batteries which aimed at Israeli warplanes around Damascus and the Syrian Golan, were disabled, not its entire network. This point is important. Since the Israeli jets did not enter Syrian air space but struck from the skies of northern Israel and southern Lebanon, Syrian batteries were directed for the first time to try and down them while over Israel territory.
Israeli air strikes knock over dozens of Iranian Guards and Syrian army targets Israel fighter jets early Wednesday, Nov. 20 smashed dozens of Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Syrian military targets in Syria - payback for the four-rocket volley against the Golan. They included ground-to-air missile batteries, command centers, weapons stores and bases. The IDF reported that Syrian anti-air batteries were destroyed after opening fire on the Israeli jets, although a warning was relayed to Damascus to abstain.
'Playful guide' teaches kids how to conjure demons A "children's book" available through outlets such as Barnes and Noble, Target and Amazon is raising eyebrows for its descriptions of how children can summon demons.
"Don't want to take out the trash tonight? Maybe you're swimming in homework? Perhaps that big bully is being a real drag? Well grab your coloured pencils and sigil drawing skills and dial up some demons! But be careful, even if these spirits are more silly than scary they are still demons," states the overview of the book on the Barnes and Noble website.
NASA cameras capture 'soundwaves from mystery spacecraft' hurtling across Earth NASA cameras on the International Space Station have captured soundwaves travelling across Earth from a new form of "space technology", conspiracy theorists have claimed. The collection of baffling photos appear to show something cutting through the clouds to send miles upon miles of "ripples" trailing off behind it.
Facebook, Google 'surveillance' threatens human rights, Amnesty International says Amnesty International joined the ranks of Facebook and Google critics on Wednesday, saying the two companies have "surveillance-based business models" that threaten human rights and undermine privacy. The human rights organization also called on governments to enact and enforce legislation that restricts the amount of personal data companies collect.
'Betrayal' and 'cowardice' that's what they're saying about Chick-fil-A While Chick-fil-A plans to focus on education, homelessness, and hunger, the new initiative will not include donations – at least for now – to organizations such as The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). LGBTQ activists and organizations have argued these ministries are anti-LGBTQ. It was for that reason that a majority of San Antonio City Council members pulled a contract with Chick-fil-A to put a location in the San Antonio Airport. Chick-fil-A had donated money to The Salvation Army and FCA. Similar issues erupted in other U.S. cities, and protestors showed up at Chick-fil-A locations in Canada and the UK.
Wednesday 20, November 2019
Netanyahu: 'This is a great day for Israel' Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised the Trump administration Tuesday, hailing as a 'great day for Israel' the US State Department's declaration that it does not view Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria as illegal under international law.
Iran again breaches nuclear deal Iran has breached another limit of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating slightly more than 130 tons of heavy water, a substance used in a type of reactor it is developing, the UN nuclear watchdog said in a report seen by Reuters on Monday.
Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran's military capabilities.
The DIA report concludes Tehran is committed to becoming the dominant power in the Middle East, and it warns that the Islamic Republic is making rapid progress developing attack drones and other missile systems. The report comes amid escalating tensions between Iran and the West in the wake of a series of attacks on commercial shipping vehicles and Saudi oil facilities this year that have been blamed on Tehran.
Pentagon says Iran's missiles unrivaled in Middle East Despite decades of sanctions, Iran has succeeded in developing its missile arsenal, which is larger than that of any other Middle Eastern country including Israel, a Pentagon study said Tuesday.
"Iran has an extensive missile development program, and the size and sophistication of its missile force continues to grow despite decades of counterproliferation efforts aimed at curbing its advancement," the Defense Intelligence Agency said.
New census data: About 1 million same-sex households in US The Census Bureau estimates about 1 million same-sex married and unmarried couples are living together nationwide, according to new figures released Tuesday.
Same-sex households make up about 1 percent of all homes, according to data released as part of the Current Population Survey and the first time such figures were included in its main results. The estimates provide a limited glimpse into the LGBTQ population in America, which has not shown up in federal surveys for much of the nation's history.
'I Was Possessed': How One Man Was Freed From Satanic Possession Michel Chiron was a simple educator in an institute for the mentally disabled in central France and led an uneventful life. In the 1980s, boredom and a love disappointment led him to participate in spiritualist séances with some colleagues.
The Catholic education he received in his childhood had been swept away by the cultural revolution of May 1968, and he proudly described himself as an atheist. However, as he started such practices in order to "have fun," without believing in their effects, Chiron saw, with great astonishment, the pedestal table turn and the spirits communicate coherent messages through Scrabble letters.
After battling Left for years, Chick-fil-A takes it on chin for bowing to them America's most popular fast-food restaurant has drawn the ire of loyal customers and longtime defenders after dropping the world's largest charity organization under pressure from homosexual activists.
Quoting a top Chick-fil-A executive, business news website Bisnow.com reported Monday the company is changing its charitable giving beginning in 2020 by focusing on only three charities and three issues: education, homelessness, and hunger.
Thursday 14, November 2019
Israel is at war with Islamic Jihad. Tehran weighs opening northern fronts as punishment for Al-Atta killing
By two targeted assassinations in Gaza and Damascus, Israel on Tuesday, Nov. 12, went to war against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Baha Abu Al-Atta, chief of the northern Gaza command, was killed in an IDF bombing raid on his home in Gaza city; Akram Al-Ajouri's home in the Maze district of Damascus was struck by two rockets. Some sources say he escaped; others that he was injured. Al Ajouri was the liaison officer between the Palestinian Jihad in Gaza and the Iranian Al-Qods Brigades and its chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Rockets over Tel Aviv in widening Jihad reprisal for death of Baha Abu Al-Atta State of emergency shut down schools and places of work in southern and central Israel on Tuesday, Nov. 12 as scores of Palestinian rockets hit a widening arc of area in retaliation for the Israeli strike that killed Islamic Jihad's northern Gaza commander Baha Abu Al-Atta. Iron Dome intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv, as well as dozens in surrounding towns, Bat Yam, Holon, Rishon Lezion, and the southern locales adjoining the Gaza Strip, Including Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod. There have been no casualties, as the population complied with the IDF home command's orders to stay in sheltered rooms at home and keep places of work and schools closed inside an 80km perimeter from the Gaza Strip. Trains and public transport were suspended until further notice.
Israeli forces kill Islamic Jihad's Abu Al-Atta in Gaza strike
Rockets fired on southern Israel after IDF predawn strike on Nov. 12 killed Baha Abu Al-Atta, Palestinian Islamic Jihad northern command chief in the Gaza Strip. The blast ripped through his home in Gaza City's Shejaia district. His wife was also killed and two children injured. An IDF statement said Prime Minister Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had authorized the operation against Al-Atta, accusing him of carrying out a recent series of cross-border rocket, drone and sniper attacks and planning more.
Some 150 rockets fired at Israel after IDF assassinates Gaza terror leader The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday ordered schools closed in southern and central Israel, including the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, as terror groups in the Gaza Strip began firing dozens of rockets at cities and towns throughout the country in retaliation for the assassination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad senior commander Baha Abu al-Ata.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, Russian military sites claimed that the US Air Force is planning to deploy its F-35 stealth planes in Israel and is building hundreds of hangars which will provide 252,000 sq. m. of space for hundreds of those warplanes. They will be in position to counter the Russian military presence "in Iran and Syria."
Ali Akbar Salehi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran made the comments as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called on hardliners to support the country's troubled nuclear deal, saying it could open up international arms sales for the Islamic Republic next year.
The Wall Street Journal's Rob Copeland wrote that the data amassed in the program includes "lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth," and that as many as 150 Google employees may have had access to the data.
The 'internet of things' is coming (how will the Antichrist use?) National security experts are warning that China could corner the 5G wireless market and wreak havoc on the United States. The so-called "internet of things" promises to link a person's whole life together in real time, with virtually unlimited gaming and streaming capabilities and the ability to lock up one's house, turn off the lights, and adjust the thermostat by phone from any location.
Digital Trends likens the transformation to the Jestons - "A network of self-driving cars all sending data between each other and communicating with traffic lights, road sensors, aerial drones and so on."
The article said "more than 11,000 scientists are warning that the Earth, in their words, 'clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency.'" It's the subject over which teen activist Greta Thunberg recently has been expressing outrage. But, the report called "World Scientists' Warning of a Climate Emergency," wasn't a study. And they weren't all scientists...
Monday 11, November 2019
The Abortion Defense: A Satanic "Act of Worship" Satanists and abortion supporters both believe in "bodily autonomy." For the Satanist, defending abortion access is a worthy form of worship because one of their tenets states, "one's body is inviolable, subject to one's own will." The Satanic doctrine of absolute autonomy over one's own destiny has become the pro-abortion rallying cry of "My body, my choice."
In the short film, Abortion: A Doctrine of Demons, just released on YouTube, Created Equal has captured the connections between abortion and Satanism-the Satanism espoused by the Satanic Temple, to be specific-which identifies itself as "the primary religious Satanic organization in the world" and which was featured in the 2019 film Hail Satan?.
Episcopal priest: Abortion is a blessing A pro-life church leader says the new head of the National Abortion Federation misuses scripture to claim God's support of abortion. The pro-abortion organization has named Katherine Ragsdle (pictured), a lesbian Episcopal priest who married a woman in 2011 and previously served as president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as its new president and CEO.
Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life tells OneNewsNow appointing her to the new position is an insult to people of faith, as Ragsdale has maintained throughout her career that abortion is a blessing and that its providers are "modern-day saints" and "heroes."
Exorcisms make a 21st century comeback in Minnesota, U.S. They arrive with a crucifix, a book of prayers, holy water and a conviction that the Holy Spirit is at their side. Infrequently summoned for decades, Catholic exorcists say they are now being beckoned across Minnesota and the nation, as pleas from the faithful to "cast out the devil" are on the rise.
'Truly sinister': Jesus' words twisted to promote communism A Chinese government publication has Jesus spouting human maxims that come straight from the playbook of the Chinese Communist Party. itter Winter, a magazine on religious liberty and human rights in China, reports the government's Tian Feng publication is comparing the Bible to "The Maxims of Master Zhu."
"For example, the Confucian saying 'There is nothing more shameful than being jealous of the wealth and power of others; there is nothing lowlier than looking down on poor people' corresponds to 'He who despises his neighbor sins, but happy is he who is gracious to the poor.' (Proverbs 14:21)," the report says.
Students turn against free speech amid 'culture of conformity' Fewer than half of students consistently support freedom of speech and two fifths favour censorship and no-platforming of controversial speakers, research has shown.
A "culture of conformity" may also be having an effect on undergraduates, who are often too intimidated to espouse unpopular views on campus, according to a report by the centre-right think tank Policy Exchange.
The rise of microchipping: are we ready for technology to get under the skin? On 1 August 2017, workers at Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based company specializing in vending machines, lined up in the office cafeteria to be implanted with microchips. But not all of the attention was positive. After the event, comments on Three Square Market's Facebook page urged employees to quit. The company's Google reviews page was inundated with one-star ratings. And Christian groups – convinced that the implants fulfilled an end-of-days prophecy where people are branded with "the mark of the beast" – accused the company of being the antichrist.
But his focus is then drawn towards a bright cylindrical object nearby. Just as the plane goes out of shot the glowing "craft" comes into view. It seems to bear a resemblance to similar cigar-shaped and snake-like UFOs seen across the country in recent months.
GLAAD: We Want '20% Of Series Regular Characters' To Be 'LGBTQ By 2025' In the opening paragraphs of the report, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis states that television plays a crucial role in our culture when it comes to "changing hearts and minds." She adds that according to a study, "less than one-quarter of Americans have a close friend or family member who is transgender," which means many Americans "learn about trans people from what they see in television, movies, and news."
Friday 08, November 2019
US warns Iran could be positioning for 'rapid nuclear breakout' The United States on Thursday called for "serious steps" to be taken after Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordo plant in a new step back from its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal. "Iran's expansion of proliferation-sensitive activities raises concerns that Iran is positioning itself to have the option of a rapid nuclear breakout," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.
Neither the US nor Israel knows for sure when Iran will have a nuclear weapon The predictions of US Secretary of State and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday, Nov. 7 that Iran may have a nuclear weapon within a year were more an expression of concern over the reactivation of the under Fordow enrichment site than a forecast based on solid data. The identical one-year prediction was heard in 2012 and nothing was done about it - either by the US or Israel.
Scalfari: Pope Denied Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ In his new book and in the periodical he founded, La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, a long-time friend of Pope Francis and frequent papal interviewer, claims that the Pope told him that Jesus Christ did not rise bodily from the dead but "in the semblance of a spirit." This notion is a contradiction of Church teaching and the Gospels.
LGBTQ characters on U.S. TV are at an all-time high For the fourth consecutive year, broadcast television has featured a record percentage of LGBTQ characters, according to a report released Thursday by the media advocacy group GLAAD. Last year, GLAAD called on the broadcast networks to have 10 percent of its regular characters on prime-time scripted series identify as LGBTQ by 2020. According to its 2019-20 "Where We Are on TV" report, the networks more than exceeded that goal.
Report: Secularism among Dems advanced during Obama years A recent nationwide survey reveals that most white Democrats today are non-Christian - and with the extreme policies being touted by most of the Democratic presidential candidates, many conservatives aren't surprised by the party's divergence from biblical principles.
"Today, fewer than half of white Democrats describe themselves as Christians, and just three-in-10 say they regularly attend religious services," Pew Research divulged. "More than four-in-10 white Democrats are religious 'nones,' and fully seven-in-10 white Democrats say they attend religious services no more than a few times a year."
Thousands of words of condemnation landed on the White House on Oct. 13 when US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the decision to withdraw US forces from northeastern Syria. The administration was accused of deserting the US allied Kurds, the core of the Syrian Democratic Forces which defeated ISIS and opening the door for Iran to surge across the Iraqi-Syrian border.
Iran reactivates Fordow uranium enrichment plant, advances towards nuclear weapon capacity Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has announced that the Fordow uranium enrichment plant will restart production using 1,044 centrifuges on Wednesday, Nov. 5, further rolling back the 2015 nuclear accord, A day earlier, the head of Iran's nuclear program, Ali Akbar Salehi, disclosed that enrichment had been substantially accelerated by the activation of 60 of the equally banned extra-fast centrifuges. Rouhani stressed that all the steps Iran has taken in violation of its obligations under the accord with six signatories were reversible - depending on all of them complying with their commitments within two months.
Russia reportedly in possession of advanced Israeli interceptor missile Russia is in possession of an advanced Israeli interceptor missile that was launched last year in response to Syrian rocket fire, according to a Chinese news site. In its first known operational use, two interceptors from the David Sling's anti-missile system were fired in July 2018 at rockets launched from Syria that appeared to be heading toward Israel but ultimately landed inside Syrian territory.
Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or other forces if they threaten the oil, U.S. officials said.
Reclaiming a generation for Christ The co-founder of a missions event that connects teens to Jesus and empowers them to tell others about Him says today's younger generations are behind the lines in a war zone. But he is praying for a breakthrough. Ryan Edberg, co-founder of Kingdom Youth Conferences and lead singer for the Christian rock band Silverline, is currently touring the nation to reclaim the generation for Christ.
Big Brother using social media to crush freedom worldwide The increasing use of social media by governments to manipulate elections and monitor citizens has resulted in a decline in global internet freedom for a ninth consecutive year, according to an annual assessment by the Washington, D.C., think tank Freedom House. The "Freedom on the Net 2019" report found that governments in 26 countries manipulated national elections over the past year through tactics such as disinformation, blocking websites and cutting off access to the internet.
Russia deactivates its S-400 batteries at the Khmeimim air base - and all Syria
Russia's advanced S-400 air defense batteries at the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria have been quietly "deactivated," according to Russian military sources and publications. This has not been officially confirmed or denied. One source said that today, not a single S-400 is operational anywhere in Syria.
Three months ago, DEBKAfile's military sources cited the Syrian military as reporting that the Russian S-400s posted outside the important Syrian military compound at Masyaf in the west had been "deactivated" indicating the shutdown of their radar systems.
European Union blasts Israel's building plans in Judea, Samaria The European Union on Monday condemned Israel's plans to build more than 2,000 new homes in Judea and Samaria, urging the Jewish state to halt all "settlement activity" immediately.
Last month, Israel's construction planning committee green-lighted more than 2,000 new housing units earmarked for Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.
Parents fight back as schools jam mandatory LGBT lessons on kids The Premier broadcast network in the U.K. reports the organization is called OCOFOR, Our Children Our Faith Our Rights. Members recently staged a demonstration at Parliament Square insisting the government allow them to opt children out of the LGBT lessons.
The online petition warns that society "in the process of liberating the LGBTQ community," is snatching away "the rights of Christians who chose to live according to biblical views and other religious groups regarding homosexuality."