21 Dec 2017

The International Community and the Liberal Media
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley glared at her colleagues at the UN Security Council Monday as she cast the lone nay vote against a draft resolution presented by Egypt to nullify US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Haley then berated her UN colleagues for their assault against US sovereignty and for their prolonged efforts to delegitimize Israel and blame the Jewish state for the absence of peace. In her words, “The United States refuses to accept the double standard that says we are not impartial when we stand by the will of the American people by moving our US embassy, but somehow the United Nations is a neutral party when it consistently singles out Israel for condemnation.”

Trump Threatens to Cut Aid Over UN Jerusalem Measure
President Donald Trump threatened to cut off foreign aid to countries that back an upcoming United Nations General Assembly resolution that seeks to annul America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump said at the White House.

Fatah launches virulent attack against Trump over Jerusalem move
The attacks have not been limited to social media, either, and have also been given a stage on Palestinian state media, which is controlled by Abbas and the Palestinian Authority.

Jihadis bank on bitcoin for fresh flow of terror funding
Yaya J. Fanusie, the director of analysis at US think tank the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance says that although untraceable cash remains the global terror network’s preferred medium for moving funds, recent online activity shows that jihadist groups are turning to bitcoin digital currency to attract funds from supporters.

Sen. Al Franken to officially resign on Jan. 2
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken plans to resign from Congress in early January, a spokesman for the Democratic Senator said Wednesday. Franken will officially step down on Jan. 2, after he announced his resignation earlier in December as several women made allegations of unwanted sexual advances and more than a dozen other Democratic Senators called for him to step down.

Catalonia election: Voters in bid to solve political crisis
The people of Catalonia are voting in a closely watched regional election, called by Spain following a controversial independence referendum. The snap election pits Catalan pro-independence parties against those who want the region to remain a semi-autonomous part of Spain. All indications are that the result will be very close.

House gives final approval to tax bill
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, sending a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill to President Donald Trump for his signature…The House approved the measure by 224-201…on Wednesday. The Republican-led Senate had passed it 51-48 in the early hours of Wednesday.

Silicon Valley Frankenmeat to Save the World from Global Warming
If Silicon Valley green tech giants have their way, real meat will become an unaffordable carbon taxed luxury item eaten by the very rich. The rest of us will have to eat “meatless meat” – meat flavoured mashed vegetables and lab grown tissue cultures.

Anti-Semitism is still alive in Germany as Jews face ‘disturbing’ discrimination
…Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision in 2015 to open the nation’s arms to 1 million mostly Muslim refugees has created a double threat for Germany’s roughly 120,000 Jews: rising anti-Semitism from the newcomers and a resurgent right-wing nationalist movement spawned by the arrival of so many immigrants. The anti-Semitic sentiment has become more pubic and virulent, said Tanaev, 32. “When I arrived in Germany … I never saw such displays.”

House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI
A group of House Republicans has gathered secretly for weeks in the Capitol in an effort to build a case that senior leaders of the Justice Department and FBI improperly — and perhaps criminally — mishandled the contents of a dossier that describes alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to four people familiar with their plans.

Trump threatens U.N. nations rejecting Jerusalem declaration
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is taking a bold stand for President Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – warning that she will be “taking names” of nations that reject the president’s decision in a General Assembly vote scheduled for Thursday. And what will the U.S. do with those names? President Trump is threatening to cut off aid to the countries in Haley’s list of names that call for him to withdraw his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

IT HAD TO BE SAID: Israel is not the cause of problems in the Middle East says President Trump
U.S. President Trump poised to unveil “America First” national security strategy Monday • Strategy argues the threats from radical terrorists and Iran are proving that Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the “prime irritant” preventing regional peace.

ISRAEL TO THE RESCUE: Light and Water Flow to Rural Africa Due to Israeli Tech|
Israeli-led NGO applies Israeli solar technologies to bring clean water and electricity to rural African villages. The scene was shocking: Villagers in Akuyam, Uganda, hadn’t eaten in three days when Sivan Ya’ari and her Innovation: Africa staff met them in February 2017 on their way to check on the organization’s solar water-pumping and drip-irrigation projects in six nearby villages.

Trump Makes Space Great Again|
“Foremost,” the NASA administrator described his marching orders from Obama, “he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world.” The great new mission of America’s space agency would be to make Muslims “feel good about their historic contribution to science.”

SODOM AND GEMORRAH: Bestiality brothels are ‘spreading through Germany’ warns campaigner as abusers turn to sex with animals as ‘lifestyle choice’|
Animal welfare officer Madeleine Martin problem of ‘erotic zoos’ is growing She tells of farmer whose once friendly sheep began refusing human contact So when he put CCTV in his barn he watched men file in and abuse his herd

Real science: Almost half the population may be infected with a mysterious virus that makes people stupid
…The rather shocking take away from the study is that the virus alters the gene expression of brain cells, literally making people perform more poorly on cognitive tests, visual processing and spatial awareness.

New Western Wall tunnels synagogue opened
The synagogue is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular.

Parish priest breaks the silence, shares that he is gay
“I will embrace the person that God created me to be,” the gay Catholic priest Father Greiten wrote. “In my priestly life and ministry, I, too, will help you, whether you are gay or straight, bisexual or transgendered, to be your authentic self — to be fully alive living in your image and likeness of God.

Congress Set To Reauthorize Controversial Surveillance Program
The House is poised to reauthorize a controversial warrantless surveillance program allowing government collection of foreign emails on U.S. soil. The authority known as Section 702, established in 2008 as part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act, allows the National Security Agency to collect information and communications of overseas foreign targets from U.S. companies without a warrant.

Snowden hosts Reddit AMA over Congress’ mass surveillance plan
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the ACLU held a live Reddit Ask Me Anything session, which included 400 questions on congressional plans to sneak in a bill to expand mass surveillance measures. Of the 440 questions asked Wednesday, about 20 garnered responses from the panelists, which included American Civil Liberties Union attorney Ashley Gorski, ACLU legislative counsel Neema Singh Guliani, and Snowden.

Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Tells All
A former Planned Parenthood manager called the abortion organization “demonic” in a Wednesday interview, explaining why she left the abortion business.

Thanks to Barack Obama the Libyan Slave Trade is Flourishing – And Black Africans Once Again Held as Slaves
Before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton got involved in Libya it was comparatively stable and no strategic threat to the United States or its allies. But that was before Obama and Hillary toppled the regime and Guddafi’s body was carted through the streets on the hood of a pickup.