19 Feb 2018

First Conference to Connect with Millions of Pashtun Claiming to be Lost Tribes of Israel
At a groundbreaking conference on Thursday, experts will gather in Jerusalem to discuss the status of Pashtun, a tribal nation of tens of millions of Afghani and Pakistani Muslims who believe they are descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The experts will discuss how reconnecting Israel to the Pashtun will have enormous consequences, most notably as their prophesied return. “From their side, every Pashtun knows their roots are in Israel,” Nadav Sofy, spokesman for The Association of the Bani Israel of Afghanistan told Breaking Israel News. “At this point, we are just trying to raise this awareness among the Jews and to build bridges.”

Successful AI Will Usher in a New Era of Theology
by computers thinking thoughts and developing models that we can’t ourselves process. Sociology and psychology will be radically transformed and applied by the Singularity through the use of more data, and more complex data sets, than we’ll be able to understand. Mathematics will be conducted at a level where just expressing and understanding the problems will be a stretch of the human mind.

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, days after more powerful one
The US Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area.

Islamic State kills 25 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk
Islamic State militants ambushed a convoy of government-backed militia fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk late on Sunday, killing at least 25 of them, police and militia commanders said on Monday.

Mount Sinabung update: Huge eruption in pictures of the Indonesian volcano eruption
Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupted on February 19, sending a cloud of ash approximately 5,000 meters into the air. The Indonesian volcano burst back into action in 2010 and has been highly active ever since. It was previously dormant for 400 years.

END OF MERKEL: Corbyn-inspired SPD youth leader could CRUSH Germany coalition
A JEREMY Corbyn-inspired youth leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD) could end German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hopes of forming a coalition government at the final hurdle in two weeks. Mr Kühnert, who has been a member of the SPD since he was 15, said he was inspired by the Momentum movement that supports Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn because of the way it brought disenfranchised people into politics.

‘Gov’t working on alternative Western Wall plan’
Hanegbi told American Jewish leaders that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu still endorses the position he laid out in his 2009 Bar Ilan address, in which he agreed to the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state following negotiations conditioned on the Palestinian Authority’s recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Nevertheless, Hanegbi pointed out that practically, little could be done with Mahmoud Abbas leading the PA.

Trump’s ‘Influential’ Faith Advisory Team in the Land of Israel
The faith advisers are Trump’s own evangelical advisory board, a loose band of around 20 conservative Christian pastors and advocates from around the United States who have advised the president since his campaign days. The delegation of faith advisers is being lead by Michael (Mike) Evans, an evangelical Christian author who in 2015 founded the Friends of Zion Heritage Center in Jerusalem.

Flare-ups in Israel’s north and south: An Iranian butterfly effect?
Connecting the dots between Saturday’s conflagration with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and last weekend’s flare-up along the northern border with Syria has many analysts drawing a direct line to Tehran. The latest exchange began when an explosive device injured four Israeli soldiers—two seriously—who were investigating a suspicious flag along the border fence with the Palestinian enclave.

Turkey warns Syrian regime as northern Syria crises deepens
On Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned the Syrian regime against entering Afrin province in northern Syria. Syrian State Media reported that Syrian “popular forces” would enter Afrin to support the “Steadfastness of their people in the face of aggression carried out by the forces of the Turkish regime.”

U.S. seeks European commitment to ‘improve’ Iran nuclear deal
State Department officials are seeking a commitment from their European counterparts that they will work to “improve” the Iran nuclear deal over an undetermined period of time…In January, Trump announced that he was waiving nuclear-related sanctions on Iran for the “last time,” and that he would allow them to enter back into effect in 120 days if Europe fails to adopt a dramatically new posture on the nuclear agreement.

Earthquake shakes southern Mexico for second time in three days
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Monday, sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake hit 32 km (20 miles) east of Santa Catarina Mechoacan in the state of Oaxaca at a depth of 40 km at 12.57am (6.57am GMT), the US Geological Survey said, revising its strength down slightly from an initial 6.1 magnitude.

Saudi women to start own busines without male permission
Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades.

Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules
Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters. Bipartisan momentum is growing in the Senate and House of Representatives for action to address the risks posed by virtual currencies to investors and the financial system, they said.

Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA
US Secretary of State—Rex Tillerson—was in Jordan this week delivering some very good news for Jordan – but not for the PLO and UNRWA. Tillerson announced America’s commitment to fund Jordan to the tune of $1.275 billion per annum for the next five years – an increase of $275 million per annum over the previous annual commitment of $1 billion per annum during 2015-2017.

Gallup: Majority of Americans Are Not Protestants
“About half of Americans (48 percent) identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon,” said Gallup in its analysis of its polling.

DECLARATION OF WAR: Iranian General calls for Israel’s destruction by uprooting ‘baby-killing Zionist regime’
On 10th anniversary of slaying of Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, Iran’s Quds Force chief Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani says appropriate revenge is “not launching one missile or killing one person, but the dismantling and uprooting” of Israel.

BOMBSHELL UN DOSSIER UN aid workers raped 60,000 people as it’s claimed organisation employs 3,300 paedophiles
The dossier claims United Nations aid workers have raped 60,000 people and estimate that the organisation employs 3,300 paedophiles

Papyrus With Oldest-Known Hebrew Reference to Jerusalem Proves City Jewish 1,300 Years Before Birth of Islam
A 2,700-year-old papyrus that is the oldest known non-Biblical Hebrew reference to Jerusalem has been found, announced the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on Wednesday. The papyrus, originally stolen by antiquities thieves, was put on display in Jerusalem on Wednesday, coinciding with the second UNESCO resolution attempting to deny Judaism’s connection to its most holy city – a connection this ancient artifact so graphically proves.

WW3 RED ALERT: US Navy says it won’t be deterred by Chinese-built military islands, will continue patrolling South China Sea
U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets.

Trial to expose radical Islamic agents embedded in U.S.
…CAIR filed suit in 2009 against former Air Force special agent David Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, after their findings were published in “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America.”

Largest UK earthquake for a decade hits Wales and west of England
The largest earthquake to hit the UK for a decade has struck in Wales and been felt as far away as Birmingham, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.

Fire danger to increase across US southern High Plains after extreme drought shatters 100-year-old records
Gusty winds will raise the fire danger across the southern High Plains of the United States into Monday, a region largely starved of meaningful rainfall since fall of 2017.

Nikolas Cruz’s Younger Brother Forcibly Committed To A Mental Hospital After Shooting
…Zachary, who turns 18 next week, was involuntarily committed to the mental health facility under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows the hospital to forcibly hold someone for a psychiatric exam for up to 12 hours. It is unknown if the boy has been released by now.

Five women killed in shooting outside Russian church
The gunman is shot dead by police after opening fire on a Russian Orthodox service in the Muslim-majority province of Dagestan.

Turkey’s outreach hints at Ottoman revival
Ankara’s growing deployments and initiatives in the Middle East and Africa are cheered and feared in near equal measure