22 Apr 2018

North Carolina city bans any training with Israel police or IDF
Durham, North Carolina, has become the first city in the United States to ban training and exchanges between the city’s police department and the Israeli military. Durham City Council unanimously voted 6-0 to adopt the policy that resulted from a petition by a coalition of activist groups called Demilitarize!

Is social-media maneuvering against pro-Israel and conservative sites?
Facebook stymied even the “Mossad.” As soon as (what appeared to be) Israel’s intelligence agency started a Facebook page and quickly garnered 3,000 likes, Facebook took it down. “I got the email and at first I read the email and the first sentence is basically: Pages are for business and promotion, and we also remove things that are hateful,” said Shawn Eni, the founder of the page.

State Dept. drops ‘occupied’ reference to Palestinian territories in report
An annual US government report on human rights worldwide in 2017 has dropped reference to the Palestinian territories as “occupied” for the first time since 1979. The State Department report, released on Friday, now lists its section on Israel and the territories by their names: Gaza and the West Bank, alongside the Golan Heights, de facto annexed by Israel from Syria in 1981.

Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills dozens
A suicide attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 31 people, officials say. More than 50 others were injured in the blast which hit a crowd waiting at the entrance to the building. The Islamic State group (IS) has claimed via its Amaq news agency that it carried out the attack.

UN Security Council seeks to heal Syria divisions in Sweden
In a rare meeting outside New York, the UN Security Council is holding talks at a remote farmhouse in southern Sweden. The informal session, which is held annually, is expected to focus on the Syrian conflict and on overcoming members’ deep divisions on the subject. The Swedish hosts say they hope to inject new momentum to the process.

White House Sets Aside Skepticism, Backs Funding Increase for World Bank
The Trump administration is backing a $13 billion increase in funding for the World Bank, putting aside its skepticism of the big government-backed institutions that manage the global economy, in part because it wants the World Bank as a counterweight to China’s growing international influence. The change, which will allow the bank to increase lending to poor-country clients, comes after…difficult negotiations…

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust
Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war. At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that, when finished in the coming months, will be used to stalk or strike extremists deep into West and North Africa, a region where most Americans have no idea the country is fighting.

Leaked Docs: Soros Aims to Enlarge Electorate by 10 Million Voters by 2018
A top priority of liberal billionaire George Soros is to enlarge the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters by 2018, according to leaked documents. The plan to grow the electorate by millions of voters was discussed during a May 2014 board meeting of the Open Society Foundations, a liberal grant-making group founded by Soros.

Knife control movement crosses Atlantic
The knife control movement has crossed the Atlantic. Just days after the mayor of London, where stabbings have surged in recent years, tweeted that anyone caught with a knife “will feel the full force of the law,” a Texas mother who lost her son in a knife attack is taking action…Lori Brown said the suspect who allegedly attacked her son “should have not been allowed to have an illegal knife on him and use it to murder somebody.”

Katz threatens Haniyeh: Terror attacks abroad will be met with targeted killings
Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz issued a warning to the Hamas leadership…saying that if the terror organization makes good on its threats to carry out an attack against Israelis abroad, Israel will target its senior officials. While visiting the mourners’ tent erected for…Fadi Albatsh, who was assassinated in Malaysia, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh threatened to avenge his death, which he blamed on…Mossad.

G7 foreign ministers to discuss Russia, sanctions not on agenda
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will discuss how to maintain pressure on Russia when they meet on Sunday but extra sanctions are not on the agenda, officials said. The ministers, in Toronto for a two-day meeting, will also review recent events in the Korean peninsula, Syria, the Middle East and Venezuela. The talks…will help prepare for a G7 leaders’ summit in Canada in early June.

Despite reports of accord, Syrian government bombs ISIS-held zones in Damascus
Earlier reports said Bashar Assad’s regime reached a compromise with militants in areas around the capital, but warplanes bombard Hajr al-Aswad neighborhood and the Yarmouk Palestinian camp

Extensive preparations for US Embassy move to Jerusalem…COMPLETED
Israel and the US have nearly completed the preparations necessary to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The historic move is scheduled for May 14.

Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce, U.S. Says, as E. Coli Outbreak Widens
That’s the message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after more than 50 people were sickened by eating E. coli-contaminated lettuce that came from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.

State sued for taking babies’ blood without warrant
The state of Michigan is being sued by parents of newborns’ whose blood was sampled by the state without a warrant.

The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit alleging a conspiracy by Russian officials, the Trump campaign and Wikileaks to damage the Clinton campaign
The DNC is suing America. That’s what this is about. #war.  This from the party that sold 20% of our uranium assets to Russia. This is war, and President Trump best get up to speed. President Trump, no more mister nice guy. It’s time to indict. Clinton, Powers, Rice, McCabe, Comey, the architects of the Muslim super spying, DNC dirty dossier quislings, et al — the whole traitorous lot.

ISIS Threatens ‘Satanic’ CNN, Universal Studios Hollywood, NASA
Indonesian ISIS supporters circulated posters online warning that Satan is behind the American financial system as well as media and entertainment, threatening to attack a handful of entities.

Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan’s London ‘Like South Africa’, Predicts ‘Summer of Carnage’
London’s crime wave will develop into “carnage” come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is “the new normal”.

What If A Nuke Goes Off In DC: Science Mag Simulates “The Unthinkable”
At 11:15 on a Monday morning in May, an ordinary looking delivery van rolls into the intersection of 16th and K streets NW in downtown Washington, D.C., just a few blocks north of the White House. Inside, suicide bombers trip a switch…