26 May 16
Communists Cheer for Hillary and Bernie
the Communist Party (CPUSA) has been broadcasting its support for the national Democratic Party and both of its candidates. But for some reason, our media have failed to take notice.
Since 1980, when Ronald Reagan was elected President, the CPUSA—which was then funded by Moscow—has been organizing what it calls an “all-people’s front” against the “extreme right,” and it usually depends on the Democratic Party as its preferred electoral vehicle.
Jerusalem forest fire prompts residents to evacuate neighborhoods
Environmental officials from Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fun (KKL-JNF) estimated that the fire in Jerusalem broke out at two locations in the Ramot Forest and the Cedar Valley. The fire then spread to toward the residential areas of Ramot, Gilo and Mevasseret Zion.
Cloud-seeding surprise could improve climate predictions
The latest experiments suggest that it may have been cloudier in pre-industrial times than previously thought. If this is so, then the masking effect, and in turn the warming effects of carbon dioxide, might have been overestimated, says Jasper Kirkby, a physicist at the CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, who led one of the experiments.
Saudi Arabia ups ante with claim US false flagged 9/11
Al-Hayat daily published an article written by Saudi legal expert Katib al-Shammari claiming the U.S. planned the 9/11 attacks to kickstart the global war on terror.
What to expect from the G-7 summit in Japan
The world economy will take centre stage at this summit, with lingering uncertainties clouding the outlook. Financial markets will be hoping for strong commitments from the participating nations to address sluggish global growth, but that might be a tall order.
Inspector General Finds Hillary Clinton Violated Federal Records Act By Deleting Emails
The State Department inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records, according to a report released to lawmakers on Wednesday that also revealed that Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the review.
Obama races to cement the big Pacific Rim trade deal that all his potential successors oppose
President Obama is racing against the clock to cement a massive Pacific Rim trade deal that all of his potential successors oppose...
The effort begins in Vietnam, where Obama spent the last three days touting the merits of the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership, which would link 40% of the global economy...
French labour dispute: Energy supplies hit by strike action
France is braced for further disruption to its energy supplies as workers at oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and transport go on strike.
But in a sign of the growing pressure on the government, PM Manuel Valls said the labour reforms at the heart of the dispute could be "modified".
Motorists have been panic buying fuel, some petrol stations struggled to get supplies.
IAF strikes Hamas targets after rockets launched into Israel
In response to rocket fire launched towards Israel late Wednesday night, the Israeli Air Force attacked two locations that were part of Hamas' terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.
The IDF spokesperson released a statement in which they promised to continue to work in order to maintain quiet in the Gaza border communities in Israel.
Knesset warns Arab MKs against Temple Mount visits during Ramadan
The intended ascent of Israeli Arab lawmaker next month during the Islamic month of Ramadan could provoke an escalation of tensions, a Knesset official warned on Thursday.
On behalf of Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein, Knesset Guard Sergeant-at Arms Brig.Gen. Yossi Grif underlined in a letter that all Knesset members are barred from visiting Jerusalem's contested holy site.
An Inside Look at the World's Biggest Paper Gold Market
What would happen if there was ever even a small rush to get the physical asset behind the paper? Is there a system in place for such an event, and how does it work?
Europe’s migrant deal with Turkey may be unraveling. But it was flawed from the start
Growing tensions between Europe and Turkey over elements of a deal to end the refugee crisis are raising fears that the accord, signed by the two sides in March, may already be on the verge of collapse.
Switzerland: Muslim students must shake teacher's hand
Muslim students in Switzerland must shake their teacher's hand at the beginning and end of lessons, a regional authority has ruled.
A controversial exemption from the tradition had been granted for two teenage brothers whose interpretation of the Koran meant they were unwilling to touch a member of the opposite sex.
Obama administration officials warn lawmakers over Iran sanctions
Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday they would oppose new sanctions on Iran if they interfere with last year's international nuclear agreement, laying the groundwork for a potential fight over any legislation.
Struggling energy companies are getting money from an unlikely source
Banks have been pulling back from lending to energy companies.
Hedge funds and buyout firms have been stepping in to the void.
Militants are controlling OPEC's oil production
Oil watchers have been waiting for a production cut for almost two years.
But while OPEC hasn't yet participated in a coordinated effort, the cartel of oil-producing countries technically has slashed its output.
India’s roads melt as record-breaking heat wave continues
India’s on-going heat wave, which set a new record for the country’s highest-ever recorded temperature last week, is melting tarmac on the roads of some of India's busiest cities.
25 May 16
Israel is Ready for a New Public Disputation, Says Jerusalem-Based Rabbi
He encouraged Israel’s Chief Rabbinate to invite “the papal representatives living in Israel and from other countries, as well as Islamic scholars” to debate spiritual matters with Israel’s leading Jewish scholars, in a public forum. The time has come, Rabbi Kahana explained, to encourage the world to begin to relate to Israel from a spiritual perspective, rather than a political or economic one.
Pope Exchanges Kisses and Praise with Grand Imam During Vatican Visit
Pope Francis met with the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday, embracing his Sunni Muslim visitor in a sign of improved ties between the two religions. According to The Times of Israel, this historic meeting is the first between the leader of the Catholic world and Sunni Islam’s highest authority to take place at the Vatican.
4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Reported Near Duchesne
Utah (ABC4 Utah)- Seismograph stations in Utah reported a small earthquake near Duchesne Wednesday morning.
It was a 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, according to officials.
Pew Poll Proves Progressive Democrats Are Not Fans of Israel
Making this poll even worse is despite the fact that progressive Democrats tend more supportive of the Palestinians, American Jews continue to vote them in office.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees flood in Monday
The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a single-day record, as President Obama tries to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — renewing fears among security analysts who say the administration is cutting corners to meet a political goal.
Entering Knesset, Temple Mount activist brushes off doomsday predictions
“I don’t understand that complaint,” the US-born Orthodox rabbi told The Times of Israel, referring to the argument that his activism stokes violence and fatalistic predictions that his entry to the Knesset Wednesday could trigger attacks — or a World War III.
UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children
UNICEF Canada is pushing for assisted suicide and euthanasia for children — or “mature minors” — arguing that this conforms with the Charter, Canadian legal precedent and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a non-terminal illness or disability, according to UNICEF Canada’s policy director Marvin Bernstein.
Does Newest Knesset Member Yehudah Glick Fulfill Jerusalem Prophecy of Zachariah? Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/68439/temple-mount-ri
An unlikely series of events has brought Temple Mount rights activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick to the position of Likud’s newest member of Knesset. Glick will bring a powerful voice to the Israeli government that may help move Israel towards a new era of serving God and bringing the Temple Mount to its proper place as a house of prayer for all nations. Indeed, his role may even have been foreseen by the Bible.
US reviews plan to infect mosquitoes with bacteria to stop disease
Biotech firm seeks government approval to market mosquitoes as a pesticide to prevent spread of Zika and dengue viruses.
Facial profiling: Israeli start-up says its tech can detect terrorists from just looking at a face
Israeli start-up Faception is claiming it can spot terrorists by simply analyzing their faces and says it is working with “a leading Homeland Security Agency” to identify potential threats.
60 Arabs Arrested for Incitement to Violence on Facebook
At least 60 Arabs from the Palestinian Authority have been arrested for posting deliberate incitement to violence against Israelis on Facebook, the IDF told the USA Today newspaper this week.
Quake jolts Azerbaijani sector of Caspian Sea
An earthquake has today hit the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, according to the Republican Seismological Service Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The quake was recorded at 02:56:26 local time in the Caspian Sea.
Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Crete
Greek authorities say a strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.5 has occurred off the southern island of Crete, but no damage or injuries have been reported.