16 Mar 2017

Hatred Off the Charts
America — and now the world — has lost its collective mind because the prince of this world is enraged. Satan unleashed all his wealth and power, and he lost the battle for America. The result is a level of hatred most of us have never seen in our lifetimes. It is off the charts, foul-mouthed, irrational, and violent. We are living a preview of Revelations 12:12,

Temple Mount Conflict Proves Islamic ‘Replacement Theology’ Seeks to Usurp All Religions
The conflict over the Temple Mount is a clear manifestation of Islamic replacement theology, a noted archaeologist told the Knesset on Wednesday. It is the site’s holy status in Judaism that is the basis of Islam’s interest, and this phenomenon has been seen throughout history, with Islam appropriating major Christian sites as well.

Michael Savage left bloodied, shaken in public assault
On the day he launched his new book about the fierce, sometimes violent, opposition to Donald Trump, radio talk-show host Michael Savage was assaulted by a stranger at a San Francisco Bay Area restaurant.

Queen formally approves law giving UK PM May power to trigger EU exit talks
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Thursday formally granted Prime Minister Theresa May the power to trigger exit talks with the European Union, approving legislation which passed through parliament late on Monday.

‘Wars of religion will start in Europe’ – Turkish FM
The comments come amid a bitter feud between the Netherlands and Turkey. Ankara suspended high-level relations with the European country on Monday, after it banned ministers from addressing Turks at a rally in Rotterdam, where they were expected to advocate for a constitutional referendum in Turkey.

US Middle East envoy meets with Judea and Samaria leaders
Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, met today at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem with head of the Samaria Council Yossi Dagan and head of the Efrat council Oded Revivi. This is the first time an official US envoy has met with heads of the Judea and Samaria settlement movement.

IDF strikes Gaza targets overnight in response to rocket fire
The Israel air force struck two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Thursday morning in retaliation for a rocket that landed in the Negev on Wednesday night, the army confirmed on Thursday. There was no damage or injuries from the rocket launched from the Gaza Strip and no siren sounded as the rocket landed in open territory in the Negev, the IDF spokesperson’s Unit said.

Italy pledges to affirm Jewish ties to Temple Mount at UNESCO
Italy on Wednesday renewed its pledge to Israel to oppose any resolutions at UNESCO that ignore Jewish ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Visiting Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano delivered that message when he met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. Last fall, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised Netanyahu that his country would take a stand against the Palestinian drive at UNESCO to refer to the Temple Mount solely by its Muslim name of al-Haram al-Sharif.

Dutch election: Wilders defeat celebrated
Dutch people rejected “the wrong kind of populism”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday’s election. “The Netherlands said ‘Whoa!'” he declared after his centre-right VVD party’s lead positioned him for a third successive term as prime minister. With nearly all votes counted, his party easily beat the anti-immigration Freedom party of Geert Wilders.

Brazilians protest against reforms to pension system
Tens of thousands of people have taken part in protests across Brazil against planned reforms to the pension system. In the capital Brasilia, hundreds occupied the finance ministry, while in Sao Paulo, demonstrators brought traffic to a standstill. President Michel Temer says capping pension benefits and raising retirement age is needed to fix the country’s finances.

Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order
A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin after midnight on Thursday. US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security. President Trump described the ruling as “unprecedented judicial overreach”.

Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, aid lose big
President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. In a federal budget proposal with many losers, the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department stand out as targets for the biggest spending reductions.

China pledges firm response if Japan interferes in South China Sea
China on Thursday pledged a firm response if Japan stirs up trouble in the South China Sea, after Reuters reported on a Japanese plan to send its largest warship to the disputed waters. The Izumo helicopter carrier…will make stops in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka before joining the Malabar joint naval exercise with Indian and U.S. naval vessels in the Indian Ocean in July….The trip would be Japan’s biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two.

Netanyahu to meet with Trump envoy for second time on Thursday
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet with senior US official Jason Greenblatt for a second time on Thursday…Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations, has been shuttling between Jerusalem, Ramallah and Jordan for the past few days, meeting with Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and other Israeli officials, as well as with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, other Palestinian officials and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

Russian spy ship returns off U.S. coast, near sub base
A Russian spy ship has reappeared off the U.S. eastern seaboard, sailing just 20 miles south of the U.S. Navy submarine base at King’s Bay, Georgia, and heading north. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports the Viktor Leonov, known as an AGI (Auxiliary, General Intelligence) trawler, has a port call scheduled in Jamaica for mid-April, and the assumption among U.S. officials is that it will make one more run up and down the east coast before heading to Jamaica.

Number of Swedish Children Wanting to Change Gender Doubling Each Year
Louise Frisén, child psychiatrist at the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, told Aftonbladet that in 2016, the gender investigation team saw 197 children who were interested in ‘transitioning’ to becoming the opposite sex. “There’s a 100 per cent increase in numbers each year, and the people we’re seeing are younger and younger and more and more children are coming at very young ages,” she said, adding that “the increase is identical on the adult side of things, too,” she said.

The Latest: Judge Who Put Ban On Hold Was Nominated By Obama
The judge in Hawaii who put President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on hold was nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama.

China Is Again Selling US Treasuries As Foreign Central Banks Liquidate $45BN
After December’s brief dead cat bounce, in which foreign central banks bought $18.6 billion in US Treasuries, breaking a streak of 12 consecutive months of selling, in January they resumed their liquidation dumping another $44.9 billion in Treasuries.

Carson Block: “The Possibility Of US Default Is Greater Than Anyone Seems To Realize”
In an ideal world, all sides would come together and not play politics with the debt ceiling again. Clearly that’s not the world in which we live. America’s partisan divide may now be so wide that a default will occur…

Fox News Poll: Trump approval slips, even as more feel economy improving
Voters think President Trump is ahead of most previous presidents on fulfilling campaign promises, and the most voters in more than a decade see an improving economy.  Yet that isn’t enough to put the president’s job rating in positive territory, according to a Fox News Poll released Wednesday.

Officials say pirates hijack freighter in latest test for Trump
Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, Somali officials and piracy experts said Tuesday, in the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there since 2012. The area where the hijacking occurred is overseen by the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain.

Slaughter in the courthouse: Horrific scenes in Damascus as suicide bomb kills 32 people inside Justice Palace
A suicide bomb attack in a Damascus court has left at least 32 people dead and 45 others wounded. Another suicide explosion then struck a restaurant in the Syrian capital, killing several people.