17 Feb 2018

 

Jerusalem Anti-Terror Measures ‘Change Muslim Character of City,’ Palestinians Claim
Yousef Natsheh, a senior official with the Islamic Waqf Department, denounced the installation of the watchtower as an “assault on Islamic heritage and an attempt to change our history.” He accused Israel of using security as an excuse to “distort” Damascus Gate and alter the Arab and Islamic character of Jerusalem.

McMaster: Reports ‘clearly show’ Assad’s continuing use of chemical weapons
US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government accountable. “Public accounts and photos clearly show that Assad’s chemical weapons use is continuing,” McMaster said at a major international security conference taking place in Munich.

How Israel could take the fight directly to Iran
The conflagration this past weekend between Israeli and Iranian forces is being billed as a new stage in the longstanding, albeit to date largely covert, war between the two adversaries. For the first time, Iranian troops perpetrated a direct attack on Israel….

Photons entangled to make new form of light
Photons, the elementary particles that make up light, are known to be fast, weightless and to not interact with each other. But in new experiments, physicists at MIT and Harvard have now created a new form of light, demonstrating that groups of photons can be made to interact with each other, slow down and gain mass.

‘NO COLLUSION:’ Trump says vindicated by Russia meddling indictments
Trump, who was briefed on the indictments, was “glad to see the Special Counsel’s investigation further indicates – that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected,” the White House said in a statement.

Armed gangs WIPE OUT 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria
Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the Christian faith. Houses belonging to believers have also been razed with authorities doing little to help, an anti-persecution watchdog claimed.

Trump aide urges action on Iran IMMEDIATELY as missile development threatens World War 3
Mr McMaster addressed the issue of nuclear weapons development and propagations by the hands of rogue states like North Korea, Syria and Iran. The US National Security Advisor said it was time to act internationally against the Iranian regime fomenting violence in the Middle East. He said: “Now it’s time to address Syria’s flaws in the Iran deal and counter Iran’s destabilising activities, including its development and proliferation of missiles and its support for terrorist proxies and militants that fuel a destructive conflict across the Middle East.

‘Big One’ fears mount as earthquake ‘cluster’ strikes Pacific Ring of Fire
EARTHQUAKES and volcano eruptions around the Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire’ have sparked fears that a ‘Big One’ quake is on the way. Scientists in California have analysed 101 major earthquakes around the Pacific Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped geological disaster zone, between 1990 and 2016. They believe a cluster of tremors around the area could indicate a “big one” is due to hit.

Syria conflict: US and Turkey agree to avert Manbij clash
The US and Turkey, whose forces are at loggerheads in northern Syria, have agreed to try to defuse the crisis. The Nato allies said joint teams would meet shortly to work through their diplomatic differences, including a dispute over the city of Manbij. Turkey has threatened to attack US-allied Kurdish forces in Manbij, whom they regard as terrorists.

Ethiopia declares national state of emergency
A national state of emergency has been declared in Ethiopia just one day after the unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.
A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. Hundreds of people have died in three years of unrest in the country.

Six Turkish journalists jailed for life for ‘coup links’
A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in jail for alleged links to the July 2016 coup plotters. The judgement came as another Turkish court decided to release German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who has been held for a year without charge. The six were found guilty of links to US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed over the failed coup.

Mexico earthquake: Strong tremor hits Oaxaca state
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit south-western Mexico, causing buildings to shake in the capital Mexico City, about 350km (217 miles) away. The epicentre of the powerful tremor was near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Oaxaca state, the US Geological Survey said. Friday’s quake was 24.6km underground. Some buildings were damaged in Oaxaca, but no deaths were reported.

Soros Calls on EU to Regulate Social Media to Fight Populism
Billionaire open-borders activist George Soros has demanded the European Union (EU) regulate social media because voters’ minds are being controlled and “manipulated”. He claimed the size of social media firms made them a “public menace” and argued they had led people to vote against globalist causes, including electing President Donald J. Trump, in an article for The Guardian published Thursday.

Heavy rainfall, flooding hit Israel on a stormy Saturday
Heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and hail hit Israel Friday night, continuing into Saturday morning. The Israel Police’s Ein Gedi rescue unit, with the help of the Arad Police, extracted a bus with some 50 tourists from Ukraine around 5:30am after it got stuck in the Tze’elim Stream. No one was hurt.

Trump to host Netanyahu at White House next month
President Donald Trump will host Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on March 5, White House spokesman Raj Shah confirmed. The pair met last month in Davos, Switzerland weeks after the Trump administration rejected international criticism of its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and its announcement to begin preparations for moving the US embassy there.

Hezbollah: US dishonest broker in Israel-Lebanon gas dispute
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah is urging fellow politicians not to let the US administration divide their ranks while it mediates a dispute with Israel over an Israeli border wall and offshore gas drilling rights in a disputed patch of water. Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said…the US administration…is not an honest broker. Instead, Nasrallah called the Americans “the devils,”…

California Scrambles to Contain Infestation of 20-Pound Rodents
Officials in California are spreading the word about a 20-pound, invasive species of rodent that’s been located in wetlands across the state.

Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Slams South, Central Mexico
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago.

Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
Overall water use is climbing in Southern California as that part of the state plunges back into drought, driving state and regional water managers as they consider permanently reinstating some watering bans and conservation programs.

Mom Jailed For Baptizing Her Daughter
A North Carolina judge threw a mother in jail for seven days for having her daughter baptized without the father’s presence and consent.

Report Finds UN Employees 3,300 Pedophiles, Responsible for 60,000 Rapes in Last 10 Years
An outright frightening dossier released by a former senior United Nations official reveals that United Nations employees have carried out over 60,000 rapes in just the last decade. What’s more, the dosser estimates that the organization currently employs at least 3,300 pedophiles.

Florida Mass Shooting Witness: ‘Secret Service Was Present, Changed School Security Policy Several Weeks Before Shooting’
According to a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School who appeared on The Alex Jones Show Thursday, United States Secret Service personnel were on the ground at the school several weeks before the shooting to change security protocols.

Parkland School Shooting Survivor: “We Were Told The Police Would Do A Fake Code Red, With Fake Guns”
Many credible sources, including students, parents, and teachers of the school have openly admitted on camera that they were told at one point or another prior to the Valentine’s Day shooting that a “code red” active shooter drill would be taking place.

Mind-Altering Drug Makers Fund Anti-Gun Media 
It isn’t surprising the mainstream media – and late night entertainers – focus on guns instead of SSRIs linked to mass shootings given that they’re well-funded by drug makers.

Have Sodom and Gomorrah been found?
Is the Bible’s account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah just a myth? Not likely, says an archaeologist who believes, following 12 years of sifting sand near the Dead Sea in Jordan, that he has found the ruins of the largest twin cities in the area, one that fits all the criteria of the Bible account.

Sharyl Attkisson: The “Fake News” Campaign Was a Pre-Planned Political Operation By Google’s Schmidt and Democrats
Google, Facebook and Twitter are currently working overtime to silence conservative voices online. Day after day we learn of another conservative voice that has been silenced or shadow-banned by the tech giants.

Sanhedrin puts Trump image on half shekel coin
When President Trump in December recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, two decades after Congress authorized it, he drew the wrath of Arab nations and their allies. Now Israel’s recently re-constituted Sanhedrin is honoring Trump for the move by putting his image on a privately minted half-shekel coin.

CIA: We get to pick which media receives classified info
Argues in court that selective distribution of secrets appropriate

Why Silicon Valley Billionaires Are Now Prepping For The Coming Apocalypse In New Zealand
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story fascinates me. From a Christian perspective we know what’s going to happen. But the unsaved lost people in this world, while they use terms like ‘being saved”, ‘salvation’ and others, they really have no idea what’s coming. Even a baby Christian understands that, for those who will go through the time of Jacob’s trouble after the Rapture of the Church, there will be no safe hiding place in New Zealand or any other country in the world. With the exception of the Jews who flee to the Red Rock City of Selah, Petra, that is. Flock to New Zealand all you like and build the biggest underground bunkers your billions will buy you, but here is what God has to say about that…

Exclusive — Jeff Sessions: We Are Ending ‘Executive Branch Legal Activism’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that the Department of Justice was ending the “executive branch legal activism” of the previous administration, while also fighting the judicial activism of liberal judges.

DISGRACEFUL: Christians Outraged as Baptists Agree to Start Hiring Homosexuals for Mission Service
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), a denomination which splintered from the SBC in 1991 over theological differences, has agreed to start hiring homosexuals for denominational staffing positions. There are a number of churches that affiliate both with the CBF and the SBC. The CBF will continue to take into consideration the sexual orientation of some of its position hiring, but not all. The new hiring policy was announced by the CBF on February 9.