4 May 2018

Trump’s Peace Plan Reported: Four Neighborhoods in Jerusalem as PA Capital
On Friday morning it was reported that US President Trump’s plan for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) was revealed to Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman during his visit to Washington last week. According to the report, Israel will be called upon to relinquish four sections of Jerusalem that will serve as the capital of a newly formed Palestinian state. It has already been reported that the agreement will include total US support for Israel in anything concerning the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

‘For the Liberty of Jerusalem’ Coin Found on Lag B’Omer Holiday
As Jews across Israel and around the world celebrated Lag B’Omer, a holiday commemorating the life of anti-Roman Torah sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Israeli authorities announced that they had found a symbol of the revolt by Shimon bar Kochba against the Romans in the form of a small bronze coin. The Bar Kochba rebellion, or “Great Revolt,” lasted three-and-a-half years. During that time, more than 1,000 Jewish towns and 50 fortresses were destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed.

Russian News Site Accuses Israel of Using Tactical Nukes In Airstrike Against Syria
In what amounts to a modern blood libel, a baseless claim that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) used tactical nuclear weapons in a reported airstrike against an Iranian base in Syria has gone viral. Despite being debunked, headlines and tweets claiming this to be truth continue.

Abbas apologizes for speech widely panned as antisemitic
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas expressed remorse on Friday to anyone offended by a statement he made earlier this week, in which he said Jews were not massacred in Europe because of their religion but rather their “social role related to usury and banks.”

Sharon Afek, openly gay IDF officer, promoted to Major General
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman appointed Brig. General Sharon Afek, the army’s Military Advocate General, the rank of Major General, where he will continue in his current rank for the next five years, on the recommendation of IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, media outlets reported Thursday.

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Evacuations Ordered
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday after a week of earthquakes and a lava leak which prompted authorities to issue evacuation orders to those living in the nearby Puna District. The earthquakes began on Monday after the Puu Oo crater floor began to collapse, pushing magma over 10 miles downslope towards the island’s more populated southeastern coast.

German Air Force Only Has Four Combat-Ready Jets In Case Of Emergency
Germany better hope that Europe’s various artificial war-deterring monetary, customs, economic, political and so forth “unions” hold for the foreseeable future, as the alternative could be dire. According to Spiegel, only four of the Luftwaffe’s state-of-the-art Eurofighter jets are currently in good enough shape to be called on in the event of an invasion of German airspace, leaving the German armed forces to once again have to fight off allegations that their forces are not fit for combat.

Turkey: Erdoğan’s World Of Terrorists Includes Everyone But Terrorists
For Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, for instance, the entire Western civilization is a terrorist machine programmed to spill Muslim blood. Turkey’s strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is no exception. In an April speech Erdoğan, evidently overcome with amnesia regarding Turkey’s invasions of Northern Cyprus and, a few weeks ago, Syria’s Afrin, called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “terrorist.” Erdoğan told party loyalists:

Amid Trump threats, Tehran says nuclear deal is all-or-nothing
Iran’s foreign minister insisted on Thursday that his government has implemented its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers fully and in “good faith” – just days after Israel and the Trump administration accused the Iranians of lying about the nature of their nuclear work at its outset. Javad Zarif, who has remained Iran’s top diplomat since negotiating the deal during two years of talks, spoke to an international audience in a YouTube video.

Iran uranium enrichment site opens for first time in 2 years, images show
For the first time since the Iran nuclear agreement was signed, the entrance gate to Iran’s Fordow uranium enrichment facility was opened and activity at the compound commenced, according to satellite images taken last Sunday and published on Thursday. In the photos, provided by ImageSat International (ISI), new structures that were built recently in the nuclear compound are visible, as well as buses and other vehicles parked outside the complex.

India dust storms: More than 125 killed as storms continue
At least 125 people are now reported to have died in fierce dust storms in northern India, with officials warning of more bad weather to come. High-speed winds and lightning have devastated many villages, brought down walls and left scores injured. A spokesperson for the Uttar Pradesh relief commissioner’s office told AFP the death toll was the highest from such storms in at least 20 years.

‘Kill them all’: ISIS thugs call on fanatics to launch attacks at the World Cup in chilling new propaganda
ISIS thugs have called on their supporters to launch attacks at the World Cup in chilling new online propaganda. The terror group’s latest poster, showing a knife set on a red back ground in front of a football stadium in Russia, comes with a French caption translated as ‘Kill them all’. It is the latest in a series of ISIS threats made against football’s showpiece tournament, which kicks off on June 14 in Moscow.

Iowa set to ban abortions after six weeks
Iowa is set to become the first US state to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, after lawmakers approved the most restrictive ban in the country. Republican lawmakers in the state passed the bill banning the procedure after the point that a foetal heartbeat is detected. The bill must now go to Iowa’s top official to write the bill into law.

Eruption sends lava soaring 100 feet into the air; evacuations ordered
Residents in Puna’s Leilani Estates subdivision fled with little more than the clothes on their backs Thursday night after an eruption in Kilauea’s east rift zone created a fissure in the community, spewing lava into the air as high as utility poles, covering roads and nearing several homes. Evacuation orders remain in place for the community, home to about 1,700 people, and it’s not yet clear when residents will be able to return home.

In Venezuela, inflation quadruples to 18,000 percent in two months
Venezuela’s inflation rate, already by far the world’s highest, spiked from 4,966 percent to nearly 18,000 percent in just March and April — a trend that, if it continues, could push the country’s annual rate to more than 100,000 percent by year’s end, economists say. The 17,968 percent rate registered at the end of April already surpassed the 13,864 percent rate predicted by the International Monetary Fund for all of 2018.

Pentagon Confirms Chinese Fired Lasers at U.S. Pilots
The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Chinese nationals fired lasers near a military base in east Africa against U.S. military aircraft in the region, injuring several pilots. Pentagon Press Secretary Dana White said the U.S. government made diplomatic protests to the Chinese government over several recent incidents of laser firings near China’s first overseas military base at Djibouti.

Israel and Iran on Path to War as Mideast Tinderbox Awaits Spark
There have been coups and revolutions, external invasions and proxy conflicts, but the Middle East hasn’t seen a head-to-head war between major regional powers since the 1980s. There’s a growing risk that one is about to break out in Syria, pitting Israel against Iran. The Islamic Republic’s forces are entrenching there, after joining the fight to prop up President Bashar al-Assad.

Saudi Arabia Inks Deal with Vatican to Build Christian Churches
For the first time in history, Saudi Arabia has entered into a joint agreement with the Vatican to build churches for Christians living in the officially Muslim nation. The agreement was signed by the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdel Karim Al-Issa and the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran…

Rioters take to Gaza border with incendiary kites on sixth week of protest
The “Great March of Return” protest on the Gaza border will resume on Friday for the sixth week in a row, with IDF officials and residents of the Gaza vicinity weary of increased usage of incendiary kites intended to set fire to their fields. Hamas plans to sustain the momentum it has gained with the weekly rioting near the border fence until Nakba Day in a week and a half.

Guatemalan flies flag in Jerusalem ahead of embassy move
Two weeks before Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is supposed to officially move his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Guatemalan flag was flown for the first time on Wednesday in Israel’s capital. The Central American country’s embassy will become operational, at least in the first stage of the move, on the third floor of the Jerusalem Technology Park and will later start operating from its permanent location on the eleventh floor of an adjacent building.

China offers to increase U.S. imports, cut tariffs on some products
China has offered to buy more U.S. goods and lower tariffs on some goods including cars as part of negotiations to resolve an escalating trade dispute, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter and a document reviewed by Reuters. China also asked that Washington treat Chinese investment equally in its national security reviews and stop issuing any new restrictions on investments…

Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration for Favoring Abstinence Programs over Family Planning with Title X Grants
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration Wednesday for making changes to Title X family planning grants to favor abstinence education.

This One Sentence Trump Said At The White House Prayer Event Truly Separates Him From Obama
…Trump described his newly signed faith initiative as an “office that will also help ensure that faith-based organizations have equal access to government funding and the equal right to exercise their deeply-held beliefs.” Trump then made a comment that few could imagine ever coming from a previous presidency: “Faith is more powerful than government, and nothing is more powerful than God.”

Illegal Immigration Back To Obama Levels
Arrests of illegal aliens along the southwest border ticked up slightly in April from the previous month, marking a sustained rise in illegal immigration that has reversed gains made in the early months of President Donald Trump’s administration.

N.Y. Times, left turn against Abbas after Holocaust remarks
The denial of the Jews’ 3,000-year-old history in the Holy Land and the distortion of the Holocaust by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas this week were not new, reflecting sentiment regularly expressed in Palestinian media and education.

Netanyahu and his defence minister given the unilateral power to take Israel to war
Previously, Israeli leaders had to seek the approval of the full Cabinet to go to war or even to embark on a military action

Argentinian President Claims Former Obama Official Asked The Country To Provide Iran With Nuclear Fuel
…During a 45-minute speech, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner claimed that in 2010 a former Obama administration official asked Argentina to “provide the Islamic Republic of Iran with nuclear fuel” under the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Hawaii volcano could erupt after 250 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours
Hawaiian volcano could be set to erupt after hundreds of earthquakes and the collapse of a crater floor.

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage north India
Dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said Thursday.

Episcopal Church Removes Terms Husband, Wife and Procreation from Marriage to Make it More LGBT Compliant
The Episcopal Church (TEC) is removing the terms husband, wife, and procreation from its marriage service in favor of creating a more modern, LGBT compliant service. The terms will be replaced with gender-neutral pronouns such as two people or spouse.

Explosions, Gunfire And Black Helicopters Terrorize New Jersey Town: Learn The Rest Of The Story
Unannounced military drill scared residents

Reporter Shouts Porn Star Question at Trump During Prayer Meeting
A reporter was chastised by attendees at Thursday’s White House prayer meeting after shouting questions at President Trump about porn star Stormy Daniels.

Ministry boycotts California amid state threats to Bible
Responding to a California bill that critics charge could ban the sale of the Bible, a Colorado-based Christian group has canceled conferences it planned to hold in in the Golden State and instead will send students to “other states where we can tell them the truth.”