2 Mar 2018

Report: US Peace Plan to Include East Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital
A French diplomat told the Arabic-language daily that the Trump administration is expected to reveal its peace plan at an upcoming international conference in Cairo. The report says that under Trump’s peace plan, the United States will recognize an independent Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital on condition that the disputed old city, home to sites holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is administered by an international custodian.

Humming economy doesn’t fix broken culture
When it comes to morality, however, the national divide is really felt. A strong majority of all faith segments says we are morally bankrupt in America. “Our moral compass is broken. We’ve lost it,” Barna says of that finding.

Trump: “Trade Wars Are Good And Easy To Win”
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!

Snow storm Emma to turn into DOUBLE-STORM monster TODAY – weather systems collide & hit UK
SWATHES of Britain are on fresh alert for another snow deluge today driven by hurricane-force winds as Storm Emma rips through the country. Gusts of more than 80mph will be whipped up around the churning union putting most of Britain in the firing line for gales and heavy snow.

Mike Huckabee resigns from country music board, citing political and religious intolerance
An apparently frustrated Mike Huckabee resigned from the board of the Country Music Association Foundation after just one day Thursday, saying the music industry is intolerant to those with conservative, religious beliefs. But prominent music industry leaders swiftly criticized Huckabee’s appointment, including some who singled out his support for gun rights and traditional family values.

US General Reveals How Brutal War With North Korea Would Actually Be
“If the sanctions don’t work, we’ll have to go phase two,” President Donald Trump said recently. “Phase two may be a very rough thing, may be very, very unfortunate for the world.” The Trump administration asserts it desires a peaceful solution, yet the president and other senior officials have repeatedly stressed that all options remain on the table, including the application of military force. Evaluating the potential casualties, Milley reportedly remarked that the “brutality” of such a conflict “will be beyond the experience of any living soldier.”

Andrew McCabe Authorized Media Leaks, Misled Investigators
DOJ’s internal watchdog to criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe authorized leaks to the media, according to new reports. The former deputy director also reportedly misled watchdog investigators about the media disclosures. McCabe stepped down from his position in January. The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog will criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for authorizing leaks to the media and giving misleading statements to investigators about doing so, according to two new reports.

Israel developing cutting edge artificial intelligence crime-fighting tools
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Israel Police aim to develop advanced cyber, big-data and artificial intelligence tools that may eventually be able to predict and prevent crime. In a joint initiative with the police, the university launched the Center for Computational Criminology this week at BGU’s Advanced Technologies Park in the presence of Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Roni Alsheikh and BGU president Prof. Rivka Carmi.

Foreign Ministry: Ties with Poland important, Holocaust memory even more
Israel values its…ties with Warsaw, but preserving the memory of the Holocaust is even more important, Foreign Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem said…“Israel and Poland enjoy strong political bilateral ties, based on common values,” Rotem said. But, Rotem added, “preserving the memory of the Holocaust is a matter beyond the bilateral relationship between Israel and Poland. It is a core issue cutting to the essence of the Jewish people.”

Burkina Faso attack: Ouagadougou sees gunfire and explosion
Gunfire and an explosion have been heard near the army headquarters and the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Witnesses have reported seeing armed men getting out of a car and opening fire. Pictures from the scene showed a cloud of black smoke rising into the sky. It is not yet clear who is behind the attack.

Insulting Egyptian security forces is high treason, says Sisi
Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said he considers any insult of its security forces to be “high treason”, in an apparent warning to the media. “If someone insults the army or police they’re defaming all Egyptians and that’s not freedom of opinion,” he said during a visit to the town of Alamein. Mr Sisi’s comments came after the government complained about recent foreign media coverage of the country.

Ireland shutdown as Europe severe weather continues
Severe weather continues to bring chaos to large parts of Europe, where at least 55 people have died amid sub-zero temperatures. Most transport and flights have been suspended in Ireland where strong winds brought by a storm left some 24,000 homes and businesses without power. Several other countries have faced disruptions caused by snow and ice.

Afrin offensive: Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria clashes
Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in fighting in the north Syrian region of Afrin, the military says. Another 13 were injured in the clashes on Thursday, with several said to be in a critical condition. It is one of the bloodiest days for Turkish troops since they began a major offensive against Kurdish fighters in Afrin in January.

Trump steel tariffs: Trading partners threaten retaliation
The main trading partners of the US have reacted angrily after President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Canada and the EU said they would bring forward their own countermeasures to the steep new tariffs. Mexico, China and Brazil have also said they are weighing up retaliatory steps.

Miami’s airport wants to read your face.
…On Tuesday, MIA celebrated its newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international travelers. One of its main features: passport screening via facial recognition technology to verify travelers’ identities by matching them to the documents they present.

Transgender surgeries are on the rise, says first study of its kind
In the first broad demographic study of trends in gender-affirming surgeries in the United States, researchers found that the number of operations increased fourfold from 2000 to 2014. Some of the significant rise, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery, may be related to an increase in insurance coverage for the procedures.

Sandbags and warnings as northeast U.S. braces for storm-driven flood
Businesses blocked doors with sandbags and officials warned residents of waterfront homes to be ready to evacuate as the northeastern United States braced for a powerful storm on Friday that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to North Carolina. Along Boston’s Long Wharf, near the Fanueil Hall tourist area, large piles of sandbags were in place around a subway station and a Marriott hotel, a spot that flooded with icy seawater during an early January storm.

Nearly 1 million U.S. evangelicals are Jewish
A new survey by LifeWay Research shows an estimated 871,000 American evangelical Christians have at least one Jewish parent or grandparent – almost three times the largest estimates previously assessed in past studies.

REJOICE AMERICA: Federal Court rules Trump can build border wall on Mexican border
A federal court cleared the way Tuesday for President Trump to build his border wall, ruling that the administration has the power to waive a series of environmental laws to speed up construction.

CBS Launches New Show Comedy ‘Living Biblically’ To Mock Christianity And Make Christians Look Like Idiots
…This season it is the CBS show ‘Living Biblically’ – a comedic take on the real life quest of a journalist to live his life “according to the Bible” for one year. From the preview scenes alone, it seems obvious that this show has no intention of representing the Bible accurately or bringing any actual serious discussion about the Christian faith. Instead it seeks cheap laughs and gags all the while mocking The Lord Jesus Christ and those who try their best to follow Him.

The Next “Bomb Cyclone” Is Set To Detonate Off The East Coast
“A strong area of low pressure will track off the New England coast Friday, leading to a potpourri of sensible weather impacts across the Northeast. A persistent east-northeast flow will lead to coastal flooding along east-facing shores of New England and the Mid-Atlantic, some of which could be moderate to major intensity particularly in New England.

Chaffetz: Fla. School Shooting Survivors Need ‘Belief in God’
The survivors of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting need “belief in God and Jesus Christ,” former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz said Thursday.

Transgender sex change ceremonies join birth, marriage and death as life landmark in UK
EXCLUSIVE: Transgender people who swap sexes can now take part in a celebratory ceremony once their transition is complete, regardless of religion. The new ceremony is set to join christenings, marriages and funerals as part of the right of passage ceremonies of British life.

YOU’RE WELCOME: Israel’s intelligence helped 30 countries thwart terror attacks in 2017
“30 countries got phone calls from Israel in 2017, in which Israel said to them: You need to know this and that, in this and that place, pay attention, there’s going to be an attack,” Minister Cohen revealed.

South Africa’s Parliament Passes Motion to Take White People’s Land ‘Without Compensation’
South Africa’s National Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation, fulfilling the wishes of radicals and black nationalists, but raising fears for the fate of the country’s white minority, as well as the future of its agricultural sector.

DNC deputy chairman keynotes ‘Muslim Mafia’ fundraiser
The deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was the keynote speaker for the annual fundraiser for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based front for Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, reported Conservative Review.

New Video Shows People, Dogs Eating Out of Trash in Venezuela 
A new video obtained exclusively by Infowars shows Venezuelans competing with dogs to eat from trash in the middle of the street.