17 Sep 2017

Bahrain king denounces Arab boycott of Israel, says countrymen may visit
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa last week denounced the Arab boycott of Israel and said his subjects are free to visit the Jewish state. The head of the Persian Gulf country, which does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, made the statements to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, at a multi-denominational event at the center to sign and support a declaration denouncing religious hatred and violence.

Kurds are flying Israeli flags at independence rallies
In recent weeks Israel flags appeared frequently among the sea of Kurdish flags at pro-independence rallies across Europe and in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. In Cologne in late August and then Geneva and Oslo, Israel flags were waved proudly by attendees. On September 16 the blue and white appeared at rallies in Brussels, Hamburg and Stockholm.

In overture to Fatah, Hamas agrees to dissolve its governing body in Gaza
In a overture to its rival Fatah, Hamas on Sunday agreed to dissolve its governing body in the Gaza Strip, also known as the administrative committee, allow the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority government to operate in its place and hold general elections. For the past several months, Fatah and its chairman Mahmoud Abbas have called on Hamas to make and implement such an announcement.

Hamas says it is ready to hold first elections since 2006
The Palestinian militant group Hamas says it is ready to dissolve the committee that rules Gaza and hold a general election for the first time since 2006. It also said it was aiming for more talks with rivals Fatah as it aims to end a decade-long split. Representatives of both groups have been meeting senior Egyptian officials in Cairo.

Kurdish MPs say yes to independence referendum
The Iraqi Kurdish parliament has voted to back an independence referendum in the face of opposition from across the globe. The Kurdistan Regional Government, sitting for the first time in two years, backed the 25 September vote on Friday. Iraq’s central government rejected the referendum as unconstitutional on Tuesday.

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord
The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance. Following a meeting of environment ministers on Saturday, the EU climate commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete, said Trump officials had indicated the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or review its terms. But the White House insisted there had been “no change” in the US position.

Protests turn violent in Delmar Loop late Saturday; second night of post-verdict strife
For the second consecutive night, peaceful daytime protests descended into late-night violence with broken windows and thrown rocks, water bottles and garbage can lids following Friday’s acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect.

Israel to mark 50 years to ‘return to historical lands’ with state ceremony
Israel will hold a large-scale event in late September to mark 50 years to the “return to the historical lands of Judea and Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights.” The hasbara center, led by Culture and Sport Ministet Miri Regev and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, will organize the event, which will be held in Gush Etzion on September 27.

Iran to be at center of Netanyahu-Trump meeting in New York
The Iranian threat will be at the top of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s agenda in his meeting with US President Donald Trump in New York on Monday. American officials said the meeting, set for 1pm local time (8pm Israel time), will focus mainly on Iran and not on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim
A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth. According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.

Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus: Media Silent …a group of scientists lead by Professor Abdel Muhammad Gader and Cairo University’s Faculty of Archaeology, have recovered a total of more than 400 skeletons, hundreds of weapons, pieces of armor and remains of two war chariots scattered over an area of approximately 200 square meters.

Satanists’ after-school club flops, closed down
One of the biggest critics of the after-school Satanist clubs that have been promoted to schools around the country says a club in Tacoma, Washington, was a dismal flop, attracting the interest of only one person, and has been shut down.

High-Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government
A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

Apple’s New “FaceID” Could Be A Powerful Mass Spying Tool
On Tuesday, Apple revealed their newest phone. The new line was anticipated by Apple users and is another cult favorite.  But many are rightly skeptical of the “FaceID” feature.

Suddenly, “De-Dollarization” Is A Thing
“For what seems like decades, other countries have been tiptoeing away from their dependence on the US dollar. These were challenges to the dollar’s dominance, but they weren’t mortal threats. What’s happening lately, however, is a lot more serious. “

15 days left to end Obamacare’s war on unborn
Two family organizations, the Family Research Council and the Susan B. Anthony List, are backing Obamacare repeal legislation proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., that would prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions.

Family Research Council, Susan B. Anthony List Endorse Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser released a joint statement on Friday endorsing the Graham-Cassidy legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants.

Nightmare: DACA Amnesty DREAM Act Will Cost $115 Billion Thanks to Obamacare
Taxpayers in the United States will face a steep bill if the Trump administration signs legislation to extend legal status to so-called “Dreamers,” the illegal aliens who arrived as children and are now protected under the Obama-holdover unlawful executive order known as DACA.