5 May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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