29 Aug 2017

Netanyahu tells UN chief Iran building missile production sites in Syria, Lebanon
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel.

French president plans Mideast trip to push peace process
Macron says he’s planning a trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Jordan in the spring to help efforts to reach ‘a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine, living safely side-by-side within borders recognized by the international community, with Jerusalem at the capital of both states.’

Russia rejects allegations it will use war games to launch an invasion
Russia said on Tuesday joint war games with Belarus would be purely defensive in nature and rejected what it said were false allegations it might use the drills as a springboard to launch invasions of Poland, Lithuania or Ukraine.

Trump warns North Korea: All options are on the table
Following missile launch over Japan, President Trump pledges support for Japan, warns Pyongyang that US will respond to any attack.

Global terror’s future: civilian death rate from suicide car bombs up 97%
Since 2011, when the NGO started to keep worldwide statistics on the issue, the increase of civilian deaths from suicide car bombs rose 148%, with the total number of deaths over the five years at a staggering 211,000.

Palestinian Authority: US asked for 3-4 months to prepare its peace plan
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been asked by the US to allow for a period of three to four months to prepare a peace plan, according to Abbas’s foreign affairs adviser, Nabil Sha-ath…Sha-ath told official PA media…the White House delegation did not take a position on…Palestinians’ demands…ending Israel’s military rule…an independent Palestinian state along 1967 lines with east Jerusalem as its capital…

Head of Military Intelligence: Hezbollah is tightening grip on Lebanon
The Head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate Major General Herzi Halevi warned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that Hezbollah is tightening its hold on Lebanon at a meeting in Jerusalem on Monday. According to Halevi there are serious and prolonged violations of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 by the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shiite terror group.

MKs visit Temple Mount for if the first time in two years
For the first time in almost two years Knesset Members were allowed to enter the Temple Mount compound. MKs Yehudah Glick (Likud) and Shuli Moalem-Refaeli were the only MKs who took advantage of the one-day pilot, and visited the site on Tuesday morning.

Italy drought: Rome forced to cut water pressure at night
It has hardly rained in Rome for months and, with Romans returning from their summer holidays, the city’s water company has decided to act. From next week water pressure will be cut during the night on peak days in September. Higher buildings could lose their supplies altogether. Water company Acea says it has managed to plug 1,300 water leaks since May.

Chile leader sends gay marriage bill to congress
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage, and sent it to congress for debate. The bill would also allow same-sex couples to adopt children. Both houses of congress will now debate the bill, a process which is likely to prove lengthy.

Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon – Netanyahu
Israel’s prime minister has said Iran is building sites in Syria and Lebanon to produce precision-guided missiles. Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of turning Syria into a “base of military entrenchment as part of its declared goal to eradicate Israel”. Iran’s forces are supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s war and it backs Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.

Houston floods: Harvey rains to worsen Texas city’s plight
Floodwaters are expected to rise still further in the inundated Texan city of Houston, where more than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Historically heavy rains have fallen for three days and the downpour is forecast to continue. Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, is now beginning to affect Louisiana.

Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis
Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter. The perpetually smiling pastor told followers on Twitter on Monday to lean on their faith.

Speak No Evil: Witchcraft’s popularity on the rise in Hudson Valley
Despite its fearsome legacy, witchcraft is rising in popularity in New York state and especially in the Hudson Valley. News 12’s Tara Rosenblum spent four months exploring and gaining access to a mysterious, secretive world that most people don’t even know exist: a thriving underground community of witches.

South Korea drops eight heavy bombs near North Korea border to show ‘overwhelming force’
South Korea’s military has dropped eight heavy bombs near its border with the North in a show of what local media called “overwhelming force” following Pyongyang’s latest missile test. President Moon Jae-in ordered the strike, by four F-15K fighter-bombers, at a firing range in the country’s east to “display a strong capability to punish” North Korea if it were to attack.

Islamic State ceasefire deal convoy reaches east Syria: Hezbollah-run media
A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families reached an exchange point in eastern Syria on Tuesday, a Hezbollah military media unit said, where they will be transferred into IS-held territory under a ceasefire deal. The convoy of buses and ambulances left the Lebanon-Syria border region on Monday under Syrian military escort after a ceasefire took effect on Sunday.

The rise and fall of the Christian bookstore
Back in the 1990s, it often seemed that every city and town in America had a strip mall with a Christian bookstore where you could purchase WWJD bracelets and enough devotional books to fill up the Ark of the Covenant. But today, these Christian bookstores are a dying breed. Indeed, it seems we are fast approaching an America where this particular brand of religious retailer will be no more than a memory.

North Korean missile flies over Japan, escalating tensions and prompting an angry response from Tokyo
North Korea launched a ballistic missile Tuesday morning that flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, public broadcaster NHK reported. The government issued an alert for residents in some prefectures to take cover.

Minister Hussen announces major step forward in gender equality by making changes to passports and immigration documents
…The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that the Government of Canada will be working to implement an “X” gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. An “X” will make it easier for people who do not identify as female (“F”) or male (“M”) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents that better reflect their gender identity.

The Death Of Cash – New Tech To Revolutionize The Payments Industry
The world has had enough of paper money. Now that consumers are done with physical wallets, the multi-billion-dollar mobile pay app market is minting new digital barons at breakneck speed.

GAS PANIC: Packed Tourist Hotspot Beachy Head Evacuated – 238 People ‘Decontaminated’ In Hospital  
The dramatic pictures below show a bizarre haze blowing in from the sea forcing beachgoers to flee. Locals were told to shut doors and windows across 16-mile section of coastline. Two Hundred and thirty eight people are now being ‘decontaminated’ in the hospital with HUNDREDSmore suffering burning eyes and breathing difficulties after mystery ‘chemical mist’ blew in from the sea at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England.

President Trump Officially Erases Obama’s Pro-Transgender Military Rules
I consider this very good news. President Trump has officially erased Obama’s pro-transgender military rules and has cemented a ban on them in the military. This will boost effectiveness and morale in the military. I am so thrilled this horrific social experiment is finally over. These are pre-Obama rules that also bar sex change surgeries. The left was quick to accuse Trump of banning medical care for transgenders and that is not what this means. It means you don’t get a free ticket anymore in the military to go from a he to a she, or a she to a he. Do that on your own time and dime. We can’t afford it and we can’t tolerate the time down for a soldier to do this kind of perverse nonsense. This was the right and sane thing to do.