3 Dec 2017

Palestinian minister calls for emergency meeting of Arab League over Jerusalem
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki…asked the heads of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to host emergency meetings over US President Donald Trump possibly recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…“Maliki called for holding meetings…on the level of permanent representatives to discuss the imminent dangers facing Jerusalem and the holy sites,” the official Palestinian Authority news site Wafa reported.

Is Trump eyeing a plan to expand a Palestinian state into Sinai?
US President Donald Trump could be eyeing an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that would include transferring sections of the Sinai Desert from Egypt to a newly created Palestinian state, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reported on Saturday. The report comes one day before Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is expected to speak before the Saban Forum in Washington D.C. on US efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster
White House national security adviser HR McMaster says the US is “in a race” to address the threat from North Korea. The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution, he told a defence forum. His comments came three days after North Korea carried out its first ballistic missile test in two months, in defiance of UN resolutions.

Alternative for Germany: Police and protesters clash over meeting
Several people have been hurt in clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators in the city of Hannover. Protesters were trying to blockade the far-right Alternative for Germany’s first conference since it entered parliament after September’s elections. Once the delayed conference began, delegates elected Alexander Gauland as co-leader along with Jörg Meuthen.

Yemen conflict: Saudi-led coalition welcomes Saleh talks offer
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has welcomed an offer of talks by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh whose forces have been fighting against it. A coalition statement said the decision to “take the lead and to side with their people will free Yemen of… militias loyal to Iran”. Mr Saleh said he would be ready to “turn the page” if the coalition lifted a blockade and halted its attacks.

ABC’s Brian Ross suspended for erroneous report on Flynn plea deal
US news network ABC has suspended its chief investigative reporter after he made a “serious error” about Donald Trump’s former top aide, Michael Flynn. Brian Ross reported Mr Trump was a candidate when he directed Michael Flynn to make contact with Moscow. But he later clarified that the orders came when Mr Trump was president-elect.

Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP
Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts. “Just what the country needs to get growing again,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in an interview…

Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate
Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step toward ending an unpopular part of the health-care law. “Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them — not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.

6.0 earthquake hits Ecuador coast; no injuries reported
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck along the coast of Ecuador Sunday in the same area where a much stronger tremor left hundreds dead last year. President Lenin Moreno said there were no immediate reports of victims or major damage from the quake, which jolted many Ecuadoreans who were still in bed shortly after 6 a.m. (1100 GMT). It was felt in 12 provinces across the country.

San Diego opens giant tent to contain hepatitis outbreak
San Diego on Friday opened the first of three industrial-sized tents to house the homeless as part of the city’s efforts to contain a hepatitis A outbreak stemming from the deplorable conditions people were living in on the streets…About 20 people made their way to a bunk bed Friday in the tent that will house 350 single men and women.

US quits UN global compact on migration, says it’ll set its own policy
The United States notified the United Nations that it will no longer take part in the global compact on migration, saying it undermines the nation’s sovereignty. The US has been a part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was formed last year. The declaration aims to ensure the rights of migrants, help them resettle and provide them with access to education and jobs.

Yemen Houthis Say They Fired Missile at U.A.E. Nuclear Plant
Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they fired a ballistic missile at a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi, targeting a second member of the Arab coalition battling them. The United Arab Emirates said the claim…was untrue. The conflicting reports come days after former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh broke his coalition with the Houthis and called on the Yemeni people to “defend their republic” against the rebels.

US orders 16,000 troops and 230 jets to get ready for WAR with North Korea TODAY
Vigilant Ace – a massive joint war games – kicks off today as the US and South Korea rehearse for battle with Pyongyang. Hundreds of aircraft and thousands of soldiers and airmen are taking part in the drill, which is one of the biggest ever of its kind. US and South Korean forces will be rehearsing for a full-scale war with North Korea.

Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites – officials
The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses…as North Korea’s missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack. West Coast defenses would likely include Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missiles, similar to those deployed in South Korea to protect against a potential North Korean attack.

Fear in London as acid attacks soar
Delivery rider Jabed Hussain was waiting at a traffic light one night in east London when two attackers sprayed acid in his face and stole his moped. It was one of hundreds of attacks in the British capital every year that have prompted government intervention and left the city’s police force asking the public for help to tackle the crime wave.

UN marks Palestine Day with fresh slew of resolutions condemning Israel
In first, UK breaks with EU and votes against resolution calling on Israel to give Golan Heights back to Syria

You can thank Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton for Libya’s thriving new slave trade, where Africans are ‘having their organs harvested, bodies mutilated and roasted like kebabs’
“We came, We saw, He died,” boasted Hillary Clinton about the U.S. – backed ouster of Muammar Gaddafi, leader of Libya, who, until that point had successfully held back the flood of African Muslim migrants that have been flooding Europe ever since. Those who fail to get a boat to Europe are being sold by Libyan human traffickers in a growing slave trade.

WALSH: 58 People Were Killed In Las Vegas, We Still Don’t Know Why Or How, And Nobody Cares
I am going to break the rules of the Internet Hot Take Industry and write about an old story that nobody cares about anymore. We have gone on to other topics, and then other topics, and then other topics, and other topics, etc. The news cycle moves at the speed of sound. Events from last week are a distant memory and news from October may as well have occurred during the Cretaceous Period.

Super moon coming Sunday night to Kansas skies
In the past, December’s full moon has been called the Cold Moon, the Moon before Yule and even the Long Night Moon. Whatever you call it, just know that a super moon will hang in the Kansas sky on Sunday night. Big. Huge. And lighting up the sky.

JUST IN: DOJ Puts Out Warrant For Steinle’s Killer, Dares San Francisco To Ignore Them Again … Patriots Are Cheering
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas has issued a warrant for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, a bold and direct challenge to sanctuary city San Francisco. The city is already being rightfully accused of aiding and abetting Zarate’s killing of Katie Steinle. Zarate was in federal custody, when San Francisco requested that custody be transferred to them, ostensibly to prosecute him on a drug charge.

State Dept. told to plan for potential protests after Jerusalem announcement
The State Department’s security arm has been told to plan for potentially violent protests at US embassies and consulates once the Trump administration announces it is moving the embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. “We were told that this is definitely coming, and we need to be ready for it,” one official said.

DARPA to Test Mind-Altering Chips (video)
DARPA is experimenting with mind-altering demonic chips. Is this the Mark of the Beast?

Arab media reporting that 12 Iranians were killed in ‘Israeli airstrike’ in Syria
12 Iranian military personnel were killed in an alleged Israeli air strike on an Iranian base in Syria Friday night, Arabic media reported Saturday. According to reports on Lebanon’s Al-Mustaqbal TV and the Al-Arabiya network, accounts on the Telegram messaging app tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps have been reporting 12 Iranian fatalities, while reporting the names of those reportedly killed.

ISRAELI AIRCRAFT STRIKE AN IRANIAN BASE OUTSIDE DAMASCUS
Israeli aircraft attacked an Iranian base outside Damascus according to Sky News. According to foreign media reports, the Israeli fire was carried out from Lebanese airspace. The reports said that in response anti aircraft missiles were fired on the plane.

TRUMPED: Stock Market blows past 24,000 for the first time ever, why is the President given NO credit for this dramatic rise
The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as the US Senate neared a vote on a bill to overhaul the US tax code.

Trudeau’s new Supreme Court judge was first to allow an assisted suicide
Sheilah Martin, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s newest appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, has a long history of championing feminist causes, and was the first judge to rule an individual could legally obtain assisted suicide.

LYING TO FBI IS ILLEGAL; HOW ABOUT THE FBI LYING TO US?
If there was ever an issue that needed a Special Counsel investigation, it is not “Russian collusion,” but the Justice Department’s collusion with Hillary

Judicial Watch Releases 29 Pages of FBI Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents Previously Withheld
Judicial Watch released 29 pages of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) documents related to the June 27, 2016, tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. The documents show that FBI officials were more concerned about leaks than the actual meeting itself.  The new documents also show that then-FBI Director Comey seemed to learn of the meeting from news reports.

Baltimore: Second Deadliest Year Recorded
Baltimore is experiencing its second deadliest year on record, with 319 homicides committed in the city so far in 2017. The deadliest year on record occurred in 2015 with 344 homicides, reported The Baltimore Sun.