4 Mar 2018

Israel’s IAI announces innovative aerial defense system
Israel Aerospace Industries has introduced an innovative electronic warfare system designed to protect a variety of aircraft against surface-to-air missiles. The ELL-8270, – which was developed by the ELTA division of IAI – utilizes a towed decoy as “bait” when an aircraft in flight is in danger of being struck by enemy missiles…The device is a completely autonomous, lightweight system that requires minimal pilot control.

Netanyahu arrives in DC bruised but can gain from elections after AIPAC
When Benjamin Netanyahu takes to the podium at AIPAC’s general plenary this week, he won’t be the first prime minister under investigation to seek comfort in the arms of the powerful American pro-Israel lobby…Netanyahu will…meet President Donald Trump in the Oval Office and will address the nearly 20,000 AIPAC delegates in a speech…

Syria’s Aleppo expects Iran power boost soon
The power supply in Syria’s Aleppo will be boosted this year thanks to new capacity installed by its ally Iran, a step towards reviving the industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in seven years of war, a Syrian official said. The five power generation plants are part of a deal penned last year by which Iran, a vital supporter of President Bashar Assad, will help repair the Syrian power grid, and reflects Tehran’s deepening role in the country.

Syria war: Residents flee Eastern Ghouta bombardment
Residents are reported to be fleeing the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave in Syria as the situation there was described as “beyond critical”. Syria’s military appears to be increasing pressure on several fronts to try to retake the enclave just to the east of the capital, Damascus. Government forces have taken 10% of the area, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitors say.

Trump trade war: China vows retaliation if tariffs bite
China has warned that it does not want a trade war with the US, but will not sit idly by if its economy is hurt. Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for China’s National People’s Congress, made the comments amid controversy over Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. The US president has also threatened to impose a tax on EU-made cars, and earlier said “trade wars are good”.

China’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Down 10%
Chinese holdings of U.S. Treasury securities are 10.0 percent below their peak level which was attained in November 2013, according to data published by the U.S. Treasury. U.S. government debt held by entities in the People’s Republic of China peaked at $1,316,700,000,000 in November 2013, according to the Treasury.

China says must control money supply to combat financial risk
China must strengthen regulatory oversight and control the overall amount of money supply to guard against mounting financial risks in the economy, a top economic official said on Sunday. Yang Weimin, the deputy director of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs, said the “extremely arduous” task was necessary to head off the financial risks in the Chinese economy that were becoming “progressively visible”…

Winter Storm Riley Brings Massive Flooding to New England—Again
…With onshore winds already topping a hurricane-force 70 miles per hour, and a full moon Thursday night, officials across the region are preparing for record coastal flooding events.

Papua New Guinea earthquake: Island declares state of emergency after landslides kill 31 and bury whole towns
Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency across its remote and rugged highlands, after a deadly earthquake flattened provincial towns and buried hamlets under landslides, killing at least 31 people.

Anne Graham Lotz Reveals the Stunning Prophetic Significance of Billy Graham’s Death Date
…”My father was also a great liberator,” Lotz says. “He brought millions of people out of bondage to sin, and gets us to the edge of heaven, the edge of the promised land, and God has called him home. And could it be that God is going to bring Joshua into the promised land, lead us into heaven?” In the New Testament, “Joshua” is translated as “Jesus.”

How long until Israeli warplanes bomb the new Iranian missile base outside of Damascus, Syria?
Satellite images of an area near Damascus allegedly show a new permanent military base that might house missiles capable of striking Israel, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

Scientist Believes the Human Microchip Will Become “Not Optional”
..Just about every American now carries a mobile phone… Embedded in every one of those phones is an RFID chip that can track our every movement via GPS or cell tower triangulation. Moreover, those microphones and cameras that come standard on every phone can be remotely activated by law enforcement surveillance systems, a capability that has existed since the early 2000′s.

12 Points the Palestinians Claim Are inside Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan
While the Trump administration has kept its forthcoming proposal for an Israeli-Palestinian deal tightly guarded, a policy paper made public on Friday by a top Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official claims to reveal the contents of the U.S. deal framework.

California Snow Ends Drought
A massive snowstorm Friday in Northern California could bring the state’s lengthy drought to end while leaving two feet of snow in the mountains near Los Angeles.

California Democrats Oppose Pro-Israel, Anti-Boycott Legislation
The California Democratic Party voted last weekend to oppose pro-Israel federal legislation designed to counter the “boycott, divestment, and sanctions” (BDS) movement, which seeks to isolate Israel economically and diplomatically.

ABC: Anything But Conservative
The people of the United States are not being very well represented by their broadcast and cable news networks. Except for Fox News, all of the other major television news operations are decidedly liberal, even though the country is considered to be center-right politically. While there is a Republican in the White House and the party controls most state legislatures, and the Congress has 33 Governors, most of the mainstream news media is in lockstep with the opposition party, the liberal Democrats.

7 Dead After “Monster Nor’easter” Pummels East Coast, Leaving Floods, Outages
At least seven people were dead after a “monster nor’easter” – officially called Winter Storm Riley – slammed the northeastern United States on Saturday, leaving a trail of flooded streets, power outages and brutal winds.

Poll: U.S. Catholics More Worried About ‘Climate Change’ than Christian Persecution
In a bizarre disconnect, 40 percent of U.S. Catholics believe that Christian persecution around the world is “severe,” and yet they are more concerned about climate change and the global refugee crisis than the sufferings of their co-religionists.