2 Aug 2017

Israelis March Demanding Access to Temple Mount and Building of Third Temple
Thousands of Israelis participated in an annual march around the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, with a special focus on the Temple Mount. Though it is Judaism’s holiest site, Jews are still not allowed to pray there due to threats of Muslim violence. Government officials participating in the march noted that the people of Israel are seeking much more than just the right to pray atop a Muslim-occupied Temple Mount. They want the Third Temple.

China pushing its four-point peace plan
China steps to the plate and offers a Chinese vision to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Vilna’i pointed out that “60% of Chinese energy comes from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran, and they are very sensitive to what is happening here.” The Chinese sensitivity to the region is further enhanced by the country’s mega infrastructure plan, called the One Belt One Road initiative, that runs through parts of the Middle East and which China hopes will revive the ancient Silk Road.

ICBM test carried out by US Air Force
An intercontinental ballistic missile flew 4,000 miles from an Air Force base in California into the Pacific early Wednesday morning in a test of the United States’ substantial arsenal. The Air Force ICBM test follows on the heels of B-1 bomber flights from Guam to South Korea during the weekend. The U.S. also said it conducted a successful test of a missile defense system located in Alaska.

Nuclear Weapon Detonating in Los Angeles Would Be Terrible’: Is N Korea War Coming?
In a candid interview at the National Press Club, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said North Korea is the biggest threat to America and we can no longer take a wait-and-see attitude. “War in the Korean Peninsula would be terrible. However, a nuclear weapon detonating in Los Angeles would be terrible,” Gen. Milley said. “But we are at a point in time where tough choices will have to be made,”

Pope Francis ‘paving way for Antichrist’
The influential but radical Jose Galat, director of the Great Colombia university and Teleamiga television network, almost spewed fire when interviewed by Blu Radio about an impending papal visit to Colombia. The Colombian Catholic Church had urged all clergies in the country to dissuade worshipers from watching the Teleamiga network after Galat had called the pope a false prophet in his talk show,

Bible Study Returns to White House as Trump Cabinet Members Attend Weekly Meetings
The Trump Cabinet’s weekly Bible study meetings, composed of the most influential lawmakers in the country, may be the first such gathering in 100 years, Ralph Drollinger, founder of Capitol Ministries and leader of the study sessions, told Breaking Christian News (BCN), bringing the Bible back to the White House in a way not seen in a century.

Netanyahu to attend Beitar Illit ceremony for 1,000 new settler homes
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans visit the Beit Illit settlement on Thursday morning to attend a corner stone laying ceremony for the construction of 1,000 new homes, according to the municipality’s spokesman. It’s the first time since taking office in 2009, that he has visited the Haredi city of close to 50,000 people located just outside of Jerusalem in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank.

China pushing its four-point peace plan
China’s expressed interest in getting more actively involved in trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian issue stems from a concern that any explosion in the Middle East could jeopardize its oil and gas supply from the region…Vilna’i’s comments came a day after China’s UN Ambassador Liu Jieyi said at a press conference in New York that the international community should get behind a new four-point peace proposal put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

WATCH: Israel’s first environmental satellite soars
On Wednesday at 04:58 Israel time The Venus, the world’s smallest environmental satellite, soared from the launching pad in French Guiana. It was accompanied by an Italian satellite and launched from the Guiana Space Center which serves as the spaceport of France because it’s close to the equator, enabling launches to gain extra velocity from the Earth’s rotation.

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson
The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programme. “We’re not your enemy,” Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point. But a Republican senator said President Donald Trump had told him there would be a war with North Korea if its missile programme continued.

Jordan MPs vote to scrap rape law loophole
Jordanian MPs have voted to scrap a law enabling rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victim. The lower house backed the removal of a controversial clause known as Article 308. Rights activists have long campaigned to abolish the provision, whose proponents argued protected victims from the social stigma of rape.

Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children
More than a million children in Yemen are at high risk of dying from cholera, says Save the Children. The charity warns that the children are severely malnourished, and living in some of the areas of the country worst hit by the disease. The number of people infected with the disease during the country’s civil war has already reached more than 430,000.

Pentagon investigators find ‘security risks’ in government’s immigrant recruitment program, ‘infiltration’ feared
Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a Pentagon program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon expressing alarm over “foreign infiltration” and enrollees now unaccounted for.

Heavy rain puts Miami under water.
…Miami Beach…As of 3:45 p.m., the city had already racked up about five inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a flash flood warning for the region until 7:45 p.m. Meteorologists suggested drivers in eastern Miami-Dade County turn around when encountering flooded roads, which could put the vehicle, and its occupants, in danger.

Senior Hamas officials meet with Iranian official in Beirut
A Hezbollah-affiliated journalist published a photograph of senior Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri—who was recently forced to relocate from Qatar—meeting with an Iranian official in Beirut on Wednesday. Two years ago, al-Arouri was also forced to leave Turkey following joint US and Israeli pressure. The recent moves indicate a new Hamas policy of senior leadership not settling in one particular country for an extended period of time, but rather constantly moving.

Violent July Leaves Chicago Murders On Pace To Exceed 2016, The Bloodiest Year In Two Decades
One month ago, President Trump vowed to “send in the Feds” after Chicago’s murder rate continued to track roughly in-line with 2016, the most violent year for the city in nearly two decades.  But, with the month of July now over, the ‘Feds’ don’t seem to be having an impact so far.

Notorious Italian Abortionist Invited to Give Talk on Immigration at Catholic Parish
Emma Bonino, champion of the Italian pro-abortion movement, was invited to give a presentation on immigration last week at a parish church in northern Italy, where she defended the need for bringing more immigrants into Europe. According to her own boasts, Bonino performed over 10,000 illegal abortions during her career, devising an abortion machine from a bicycle pump and a pickle jar. Bonino founded the Center for Information on Sterilization and Abortion (CISA) and agitated for the legalization of abortion in Italy, which was achieved in 1975.

North Korean Submarines’ ‘Unusual Activity’ Alarms The US
The United States military has detected “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of North Korean submarine activity.  They also claim there is evidence of a submarine “ejection test.”

Hungarian PM: ‘Soros Empire’ plans to de-Christianize Europe
George Soros and the European Union are behind a plan to create a “mixed, Islamized Europe” according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who further iterated that the only way to halt this demographic replacement of Christian Europeans is through a return to pro-sovereignty, pro-family values and policies.

Many Christians unaware of crucial info about 9th of Av on Tuesday
…“This 9th of Av has the potential of being very prophetically significant,” Biltz told WND. “We have Jewish people for the first time openly praying on the Temple Mount even when facing being arrested. The attitude of the Jewish people is changing where they are gaining the courage to be like Phinehas and be zealous for God’s sake. They have had enough with Muslims killing Jews on the Temple Mount. This could be the year the prophecy is fulfilled!”

Dinesh D’Souza: Left’s ‘resistance’ a spiritual battle
“The political debate is the tip of the iceberg, and underneath the political debate is a moral debate that is about fundamental moral issues and the fundamental question of how we should live our life,” he told WND. “But underlying the moral debate the spiritual debate – or what evangelicals call spiritual warfare – which is to say a kind of deep struggle in which we get that sense that our own life and our own politics is a larger playground for spiritual forces that we don’t control.”