31 Dec 2017

IAF pounds Hamas targets after weekend rocket fire
Israeli jets attacked a Hamas observation post Saturday evening in northern Gaza in response to rockets that were fired Friday morning at Israel during a ceremony held in memory of an IDF soldier who was killed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. One of the rockets hit a structure in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, while the Iron Dome system intercepted two other rockets.

North Korea: South seizes second ship in oil supply row
South Korean authorities have seized a second ship suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say. The Panama-flagged tanker, which is named Koti, is being held at a port near the western city of Pyeongtaek. South Korea has already impounded a Hong Kong-registered ship it suspects of secretly transferring 600 tonnes of refined oil to a North Korean vessel.

St Petersburg supermarket bombing suspect arrested
Russian authorities have arrested a suspect they believe carried out Wednesday’s bombing of a supermarket in St Petersburg that was claimed by so-called Islamic State (IS). The Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had detained the “organiser and executor” of the blast, Russian news agencies reported. The bombing at the Perekrestok branch injured 13 people. IS has not released evidence that proves it was behind it.

Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Three days of demonstrations over falling living standards have become the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. A Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property.

DHS Announces Program To Illegally Scan American Faces
Both Congress and the Department of Homeland Security have never justified the biometric scanners at airports that could cost Americans $1 billion in 2018. As TSA agents continue to prove their incompetence in the “War on Terror,” the Department of Homeland Security is now allocating $1 billion in taxpayer funding to create a facial recognition program that will illegally scan Americans’ faces.

California Led U.S. with 490 UFO Sightings in 2017
UFO sightings are nothing new. The Puritans reported strange sightings and lights in the sky as early as the 1600s. With the advent of movies about outer space and unidentified flying objects came even more sightings. The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has an entire website dedicated to the “collection and dissemination of objective UFO data.”

Plan to combat worst rabies outbreak in Israeli history in limbo over funds
A 400% spike in rabies cases has been recorded in Israel over the past year… While there have been 72 cases reported in Israel of people and animals being bitten by rabies-infected dogs, jackals and other animals since the beginning of 2017, the government has yet to approve a NIS 20 million a year plan to prevent the disease from spreading further.

German Jewish Leader Warns That Jews May Require Police Protection As Anti-Semitism Escalates
Former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Charlotte Knobloch claims that Jews are increasingly under threat in public and may require police protection to lead a normal life without harassment and violence.

It’s so cold, a dog froze ‘solid’ and sharks died
Even though this year is on track to be one of the hottest ever recorded, this week has been frigid. An arctic blast brought record-low temperatures, freezing rain and piles of snow. The chill is uncomfortable, but also deadly.

UNESCO chief receives Israel’s withdrawal notice: ‘I regret this deeply’
Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organization, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.

US State Department Hints At Iran Overthrow: Are We Witnessing The Early Stages Of Regime Change?
The US State Department has issued a formal condemnation of the Iranian government following two days of economic protests centering in a handful of cities, calling the regime “a rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos” while announcing support for protesters. It fits a familiar script which seems to roll out when anyone protests for any reason in a country considered an enemy of the United States (whether over economic grievances or full on calling for government overthrow).

A Simultaneous Coup and Counter Coup Are Underway In America
Americans, as a whole, do not know and understand their history. Most importantly, Americans don’t fully understand the plot being levied against them by the Deep State and their two primary representatives, former President Obama and wannabe President, Hillary Clinton. The combination of these two subversive leaders, along with revolutionaries such as George Soros, are seeking to destroy what is left of America.  Arizona quickly became a battleground for the attempted Deep State takeover shortly after Obama was elected.

There are 20,000 potential pedophiles in UK, as many as terrorist suspects, police chief warns
More than 20,000 British men are “interested” in sexually abusing children, UK’s national police chief in charge of child protection has said, having compared the data to the number of suspects posing a terrorist threat.

No More Free Money To Pakistan: President Trump Cuts Off $255 Million In Military Aid To Pakistan
The Trump administration announced on Friday it will not be sending military aid totaling $255 million to Pakistan. The monetary aid was denied to the Pakistan government in response to its ineffective action against terrorists and militants on its soil.

Trump Stands Up For Iranian People, Obama Failed To Do Same
While his predecessor was hesitant and perhaps overly cautious, President Donald Trump was quick to offer his support to Iranian protesters that are critical of the country’s leadership.

Report: Losses From Global Disasters In 2017 Exceed $300 Billion
Economic losses from natural and man-made disasters have soared by 63 percent in 2017 to an estimated $306 billion, according to a report from reinsurance firm Swiss Re.

What’s killing the world’s bees? New study claims a surprising culprit
Scientists have found what they believe to be the strongest factor leading to the worryingly steep decline of bumblebees… fungicides.