8 July 2017

Bad news for Netanyahu?
Months of election campaigning, canvassing, and currying favor with voters will culminate on Monday when MK Amir Peretz and former environmental minister Avi Gabbay face off in a runoff for the Labor Party leadership…When the votes are counted on Monday night, the victor will begin an effort to initiate a general election. But he will face an uphill battle.

The dangerous implications of ISIS holding on to Marawi in the Philipines
…Basilan island and its Sulu archipelago is part of the Muslim-majority Mindinao province of southern Philippines. It is only 200 miles from Indonesia and Malaysian provinces on Borneo. The ability of ISIS to put down roots…in Asia is of special importance as it loses ground in Mosul and Raqqa…After ISIS established itself in Marawi the Philippine army thought they could dislodge the extremists but have found themselves in a month long battle that continues to stretch on.

Nikki Haley: UNESCO vote on Hebron tragic, an affront to history
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley joined Israel in its adamant critique of UNESCO’s decision to designate Hebron’s Old City and the Cave of the Patriarchs as Palestinian territory and endangered world heritage sites in a sharply-worded statement released Friday night. The UNESCO vote on Hebron is tragic on several levels,” the US envoy said…”It [the decision] represents an affront to history,” Haley charged, and added that “today’s vote does no one any good and causes much harm.”

Partial ceasefire deal reached in Syria, in Trump’s first peace effort
The United States, Russia and Jordan reached a ceasefire and “de-escalation agreement” for southwestern Syria on Friday, as the US government under President Donald Trump made its first attempt at peacemaking in the country’s six-year-old civil war. The ceasefire, due to start at noon Damascus time (0900 GMT) on Sunday, was announced after a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit of major economies in the German city of Hamburg.

Israel to cut $1 million from UN to build museum in Hebron
Israel plans to cut one million dollars from its funding to the United Nations so that it can build a museum in Hebron. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to take that step after UNESCO on Friday inscribed Hebron’s Old Town and the Cave of the Patriarchs to the State of Palestine on the World Heritage in Danger list. It will also spend the money on additional projects to strengthen Jewish ties to the Biblical city of Hebron and the adjoining settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Japan floods: Deaths after Kyushu rain rise to 15
The death toll from flooding caused by recent heavy rain in southern Japan has risen to at least 15, officials say. Emergency teams are searching for another 15 people who are missing. Rivers burst their banks, destroying buildings and roads after more than 50cm (20in) of rain fell on parts of Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost island, over a 12-hour period on Wednesday.

Venezuela Catholic Church: Maduro turning country into dictatorship
Venezuela’s Roman Catholic Church has criticised President Nicolás Maduro’s decision to have the constitution rewritten. The head of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference, Diego Padrón, said the reforms would turn the country into a “military dictatorship”. Mr Maduro issued a decree in May to establish a popular assembly that will write a new constitution.

U.S. plans to test THAAD missile defenses as North Korea tensions mount
The United States plans to carry out a new test of its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, as tensions with North Korea climb. Despite being planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test will gain significance in the wake of North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 4 that has heightened concerns about the threat from Pyongyang.

Mark Levin: ‘We Are Being Defeated from Within’
Author and talk radio host Mark Levin said in an interview with CNSNews.com that America is “being defeated from within” by a “progressive” ideology that rejects the basic and inalterable principles of natural law and God-given rights upon which the United States of America was founded.

Is This Wealthy San Fran Suburb Really On The Brink Of Bankruptcy Or Is It A Scam To Raise Taxes
“We just don’t have enough revenue to take us through the future for many more years before we would really be in some of the situations other cities are, where they’re laying off mass numbers of employees or declaring bankruptcy.”

Op-Ed: There’s only one way to fix North Korea now
In response to the latest missile test and provocation from North Korea , President Donald Trump has vowed to respond “very strongly” with “severe things.”Instead of issuing empty threats, the president and his advisers need to get serious about developing an effective diplomatic plan for containing the North Korean nuclear problem. It’s time for the self-proclaimed ‘master of the deal’ to get to work on a coordinated strategy.

Eric Bolling: NYC Mayor a ‘Despicable Self-Dealing Clown’ for Disrespecting Assassinated Cop
Eric Bolling called NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio a “despicable, self-dealing clown” for leaving the country the day after a NYPD police officer was assassinated to address far-left anti-Trump radicals in Germany Friday.

Mitch McConnell: GOP Might Not Be Able to Repeal Obamacare
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday raised the possibility that Republicans might not be able to repeal and replace Obamacare but said that action will be needed to stabilize healthcare markets. .

Adam Shaw: Trump’s Poland Speech is the Final Nail in the Coffin of the Obama
President Trump’s speech in Poland Thursday punctuated the end of the Obama era, with Trump giving an address that at times couldn’t be more opposite to the worldview and the vision of former President Obama.

2018 Prediction: CNN collapses and goes bankrupt after Trump’s FDA bans prescription drug tv commercials
…Trump signed a directive (this past February) as an Executive Order that requires all Federal agencies to create regulatory reform task forces to help “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people.” The biggest burden of them all is the unethical, unnecessary coercion of people to ask their doctors for experimental, chemical-based drugs they see advertised relentlessly between news segments on network television. These DTC commercials were all illegal before 1997 and righteously so.