6 May 2018

Major Kabbalist Says Unusual Rains Sign Messiah is Imminent
Rabbi Kook announced that he had a vision of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a Jewish sage from the second century known by the acronym Rashbi and who, according to tradition, wrote the Zohar, the basis of Kabbala. In the vision, the Rashbi told Rabbi Kook that the current unseasonable rains are a sure sign that the Messiah’s arrival is imminent.

Illinois counties form ‘sanctuaries’ for gun owners to thwart state’s push for gun control
Multiple rural Illinois counties have passed resolutions establishing a so-called “sanctuary” for gun owners in a bid to thwart the state legislature’s efforts to enact stricter gun control. At least five counties declared themselves sanctuary counties for gun rights, co-opting a word that most conservatives associate with the liberal policy of ignoring federal immigration laws.

Two notable FBI lawyers leave for new jobs
James Baker, the FBI’s top lawyer before reassignment by new director Christopher Wray, resigned Friday, reports The New York Times. Lisa Page, another FBI official who advised former director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe, also resigned, the Times reported. Baker has reportedly been under investigation as part of the Justice Department inquiry into the possible sharing of classified information with reporters, but he has not been charged. Baker told the New York Times he will join the Brookings Institution and write for its blog Lawfare on national security.

Mueller Investigation In Jeopardy As “Witch Hunt” Accusations Play Out In Court
…the deck appears to have been heavily stacked against Donald Trump by bad actors operating at the highest levels of the FBI, DOJ, Obama admin and Clinton camp, and the real Russian conspiracy in the 2016 election was the participation of high level Kremlin sources used in the anti-Trump dossier that Hillary Clinton paid for. Now, as the out-of-control investigation moves from the headlines and into court, the all-encompassing “witch hunt,” as Trump calls it, may be in serious jeopardy. As of Friday, three separate Judges have rendered harsh setbacks to the Mueller investigation – demanding, if you can believe it, facts and evidence to back up the Special Counsel’s claims – in unredacted format as one Judge demands, or risk having the cases tossed out altogether.

Hawaii volcano shows ‘no sign of slowing down,’ destroys dozens of homes
Molten lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to spew into an idyllic lush paradise on the Big Island Monday, as an eleventh crack —or fissure—opened up, destroying at least 26 homes and spewing lava hundreds of feet in the air.

Netanyahu: ‘Better Now Than Later’ to Confront Iranian Threat
Speaking at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting Sunday, Netanyahu declared that “we are determined to block Iran’s aggression against us, even if this means a struggle. Better now than later.” “We do not want escalation, but we are ready for any scenario,” he added.

ANALYSIS: Turkey Working to Islamicize Jerusalem Ahead of US Embassy Move
In the run-up to the US Embassy move to Jerusalem, Turkey, together with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, is pumping a quarter of a billion dollars into the Islamification of the city, according to Israel’s Hadashot News (formerly Channel 2 News). The Wakf, the Muslim custodian of the Islamic holy places on the Temple Mount, and a slew of Islamist organizations in Israel’s capital received the bulk of the money officially to ‘rescue’ the holy sites and to finance ‘renovations.’ Israeli security agencies, however, fear the money will end up financing fresh riots once the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem on May 14…

‘We may have to eliminate Assad’
Senior Israeli minister warns Assad may be ‘eliminated’ if he continues to allow Iran to use Syria as base for attacks on Israel.

Macron: Trump leaving nuclear deal could lead to war
French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Sunday that war could ensue if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Reuters reported. “We would open the Pandora’s box. There could be war,” Macron was quoted as having told German weekly magazine Der Spiegel.

Israeli minister: If Iran attacks from Syria, Assad’s ‘blood is forfeit’
“If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military vanguard against us, to attack us from Syrian territory, he should know that would be the end of him, the end of his regime.”

Report: Iran planning to launch a barrage of missiles against Israel
Iran is preparing a barrage of missiles to launch against Israeli military positions from Syrian territory, Hebrew media reported Sunday, citing defense officials. Iran plans to avenge alleged Israeli strikes on its bases in Syria, Ma’ariv defense analyst Alon Ben David said, by targeting military targets in northern Israel.

Hail and thunderstorms: Unseasonal weather continues in Israel
Tel Avivians were surprised by the sounds of thunder and large hailstones drumming at their windows on Monday morning, as the unpredictable and unseasonal weather continued.

Netanyahu: Israel must keep Iran from Syria even if it means a ‘struggle’
Israel is determined to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria…Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated…before a…meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the issue…Netanyahu said that while all his meetings with Putin are important…this meeting is especially important “in light of Iran’s growing efforts to establish military bases in Syria against Israel.”

IDF strikes Hamas outpost in Gaza used as launchpad for ‘attack kites’
The IDF struck a Hamas outpost in the northern Gaza Strip near the border fence Saturday night… The military stated that the outpost was used as a location from which Hamas terrorists launched flaming objects in an attempt to burn Israeli territory. “We will continue to act against terror attacks above and below ground,” the IDF said… “The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.”

Liberman: Israel will ‘pay price’ for embassy relocation
Israel will have to make concessions to the Palestinians after the US relocates its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Channel 2 Saturday night. “There is no free lunch,” he said. Liberman…speaking in advance of the May 14 ceremony to mark the embassy’s opening….said there is “a price for the national ambition and the realization of a vision. There will be a price for the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and it is worth paying it.”

US ‘provocation’ threatens peace, says North Korea
North Korea has warned the US about using “pressure and military threats” against it as the two countries prepare for a historic summit. A Foreign Ministry official said the US was deliberately provoking the North by suggesting sanctions will not be lifted until it gives up nuclear weapons. US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are due to meet in the next few weeks.

Lebanon to elect its first new parliament since 2009
Polls have opened in Lebanon for the first parliamentary elections for almost a decade. The last elections in the country were in 2009, for what was supposed to be a four-year term. But parliament extended its term twice due to instability in neighbouring Syria, and to reform the country’s electoral laws. It changed the voting system, reduced the number of districts, and allowed expatriate voting for the first time.

Armed teachers become a reality in Georgia
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., convinced school Superintendent Daniel Brigman that his plan to arm teachers and other Laurens County, Ga., school personnel needed to go beyond the idea phase…Laurens County’s school board approved arming teachers last month…Georgia made it legal for school systems to arm teachers in 2012…

Hamas: Our men were killed while tracking Israeli spy system
Hamas’s military wing, which blames Israel for an explosion that killed six of its members, claimed Sunday it had occurred “while they were tracking the biggest technological spy system Israel has planted in the Gaza Strip.” The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades called the Saturday night blast in Deir al-Balah a “deplorable Zionist crime” perpetrated against its fighters.

Turkey says it will retaliate if U.S. halts weapons sales
Turkey will retaliate if the United States enacts a proposed law that would halt weapons sales to the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives released details on Friday of a $717 billion annual defense policy bill, including a measure to temporarily halt weapons sales to Turkey.

Fred Fleitz: Obama ‘Blatantly Ignored’ Iran’s Nuclear Violations
At least one U.S. national-security expert was unfazed by Israeli Prime Minister’s revelations of a treasure trove of intelligence data documenting Iran’s rogue program to develop nuclear weapons.

Pope Calls for World Wide Gun Confiscation Except for the UN
If there was any doubt as to who the Pope is loyal to, this should erase any doubts. The Pope has said that nobody should have guns. Yes, he is calling for world-wide gun confiscation, except for the UN. Here is the story…

University of Minnesota to Teach Doctor to Train Abortionists
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is hiring a board certified doctor to become an abortionist at the local Planned Parenthood and the university’s Family Medicine Clinic.

House Intel Committee Chairman Nunes: “Send in the G-Men” to Arrest John Kerry for Violating Logan Act
Barack Obama’s former Secretary of State, John Kerry has been secretly meeting with Iranian officials to salvage Iran’s nuclear weapons program. After the news broke on Friday Rep…Devin Nunes (R-CA) the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee called on G-men to arrest John Kerry for his treasonous acts.

Sex with 10yo not rape, Finnish court rules in migrant’s case
In a case that has triggered public outrage, a top Finnish court has upheld a ruling that sex between an asylum seeker and a 10-year-old girl didn’t constitute rape. Critics are calling for harsher sentences for child abuse.

The nation’s strictest abortion ban is now law. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed into law the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation, surrounded by toddler-toting supporters.

AmazonSmile offers charitable donations only for leftists
My group the American Freedom Defense Initiative, although it is a registered 501c3 organization, is banned from AmazonSmile. So is Jihad Watch, another 501c3 organization. The Alliance for Defending Freedom has been banned from AmazonSmile as well. Amazon clearly only considers Leftist charitable organizations to be charitable organizations at all. This is all part of the ongoing attempt to drive all those who dissent from the far-left agenda entirely out of the public square.

CNN’s “25 influential American Muslims” list a rogue’s gallery of Jew-haters and jihad enablers
Where is CNN’s 25 influential American Jews list? Its 25 influential American Christians list? And the titles they choose for each person show CNN’s subversive perspective: “He roasted the president,” “She’s fighting Trump’s travel ban,” “He got arrested on Capitol Hill,” etc.