24 Aug 2018

Chinese Military Joining Russians for Nuclear War Games
Russia and China will hold a large-scale military exercise next month that will include simulated nuclear weapons attacks, according to American defense officials. The People’s Liberation Army will send more than 3,200 troops, 900 pieces of military equipment, and 30 aircraft to Russia for the exercise known as Vostok-18, or East-18, the Chinese Defense Ministry said, noting the exercises will involve practicing maneuver defense, live firing of weapons, and counterattack.

PMO to borrow 2,600-year-old ‘Netanyahu tablet’
This past Jerusalem Day, the government held its routine meeting at the Bible Lands Museum and during the session the museum staff surprised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and presented him with the tablet collection including the one bearing his family name. After learning of the ancient origin of his name, the prime minister asked the museum if his office coule borrow the tablet. It will be kept at the PMO and exhibited to visiting foreign dignitaries in order to demonstrate the continuity of the Jewish people, who were exiled from the Land of Israel and returned after 2,000 years.

‘Megaquake’ fears after planet shaken by 144 earthquakes in seven days
The Pacific Ring of Fire has been hit by a series of strong earthquakes with Venezuela being struck by a major 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. There are fears of a so-called ‘megaquake’ after the planet was shaken by 144 earthquakes in the past seven days. It comes after Venzuela was hit by a major 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. Around 70 earthquakes are said to have hit the Ring of Fire, which is a horseshoe shaped area of volcanic arcs, volcanic belts and tectonic plates.

7.1-magnitude earthquake on border of Peru, Brazil, USGS reports
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Bolivia and Brazil on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was recorded at 4:04 a.m. local time at a depth of 378 miles. There was no immediate information on damage or casualties.

Bolton: We will de-fund the UN Human Rights Council
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Thursday that the United States intends to cut funding to the UN Human Rights Council from which it withdrew in June. “We are going to de-fund the Human Rights Council,” Bolton told The Associated Press in an interview, while warning that other UN agencies could also be up for cuts in U.S. funding.

3 decades of alarmists’ false climate prophesies unfulfilled
That year, Shabecoff’s alarmism blaming industrialized society was buttressed by two scientists’ bogus predictions – a trend that has seen one ominous climate forecast after another fail … year after year. “Predictions made on that day – and ever since – continue to be falsified in the real world,” Bradley stressed in his report. “The predictions made by climate scientist James Hansen and Michael Oppenheimer back in 1988 – and reported as model projected by journalist Philip Shabecoff – constitute yet another exaggerated Malthusian scare, joining those of the population bomb (Paul Ehrlich), resource exhaustion (Club of Rome), Peak Oil (M. King Hubbert), and global cooling (John Holdren).” The pseudo-science based on the concept of global warming scared mainstream media connoisseurs and easily influenced students attending America’s public schools and universities, who have been taught that crops and people would soon die if society doesn’t adopt ultra-green environmentalists practices and policies to “save the Earth.”

Lethal Pig Virus in Fourth China Province Raises Disease Threat
The emergence of African swine fever is a major threat to China. The country has more than half the world’s swine, and pork is the country’s principal source of dietary protein. Besides being capable of killing every domestic pig it infects, the virus is highly contagious and persistent. There’s no vaccine to protect hogs from catching it and culling infected animals and imposing strict containment measures are the way to limit further spread.

Hands-on Reenactment of Temple Bread Baking in Biblical Israel
Focusing specifically on the breads described in Jewish texts, Saidel has conducted the hands-on workshops since last summer, teaching techniques and explaining the history and symbolism behind three different types of breads mentioned in the Talmud and commentaries.

Report: Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Deal Nears Completion
The Egyptian brokered ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas is nearly completed, the London based Al-Hayat Arabic language daily reported Thursday. According to the report, the deal needs a few minor revisions before being finalized, but Egypt has obtained Israel’s agreement and an exchange of documents between the sides is underway. The deal is set to apply for a period of one year, after which it would be automatically extended for an additional four years.

Fatah leader: Israel is offering Hamas an airport near Eilat
Israel has offered Hamas a seaport in Cyprus and an airport near Eilat under Israeli supervision, as well as an airline flying to Qatar, deputy chairman of the ruling Fatah faction Mahmoud al-Aloul claimed on Thursday. According to Aloul, the Israeli offers are part of US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-unveiled plan for peace in the Middle East. “I doubt this plan will succeed,” he said.

Naval experts concerned over China’s increasing presence in Mediterranean
The increasing presence of China in the Mediterranean region as part of the Asian giant’s Belt and Road Initiative should be a cause of concern, experts told The Jerusalem Post this week. “What concerns us is China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its growing role in Israel’s maritime domain, especially operating of Haifa port,” Rear Admiral (Ret.) Professor Shaul Chorev told the Post…

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline
Venezuelans trying to emigrate to Peru are rushing to get there before Saturday when new rules will come into force requiring them to have valid passports. So far, Venezuelans have been allowed to enter Peru with just their ID cards. Many have been waiting for their passports for years with the authorities blaming “mafias” inside the registry services for the delays.

Russia says 63,000 troops have seen combat in Syria
Russia has revealed the extent of its military involvement in Syria’s war. A defence ministry video said more than 63,000 Russian military personnel had “received combat experience” in the country since September 2015. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the end of last year that 48,000 personnel had been deployed. The video also said Russian air force had flown 39,000 sorties, destroying 121,466 “terrorist targets” and killing more than 86,000 “militants”.

Netanyahu says has not given up on U.S. recognition of control over Golan
Israel is not giving up trying to gain US recognition of its sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. US National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a Reuters interview a day earlier that the Trump administration is not discussing possible US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic plateau.

Scott Morrison is new Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted
Scott Morrison has become Australia’s new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest. Mr Turnbull had been under pressure from poor polling and what he described as an “insurgency” by conservative MPs. Mr Morrison, the treasurer, won an internal ballot 45-40 over former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton – who had been Mr Turnbull’s most vocal threat.

Drug tunnel ran from old KFC in Arizona to Mexico bedroom
US authorities have found a secret drug tunnel stretching from a former KFC in the state of Arizona to Mexico. The 600ft (180m) passageway was in the basement of the old restaurant in San Luis, leading under the border to a home in San Luis Rio Colorado. Authorities made the discovery last week and have arrested the southern Arizona building’s owner.

Hurricane Lane: Hawaii hit by flooding and landslides as storm nears
Hawaii has been hit with strong winds and torrential rain as Hurricane Lane approaches the US state, causing flash flooding and landslides. Schools and offices were closed as residents took shelter from the storm, which was downgraded to category three strength on Thursday. As the hurricane neared the islands of the Aloha state, it brought winds of 125 mph (200 km/h) and heavy rainfall.

Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy
Representatives from a host of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have scheduled a private meeting for Friday to share their tactics in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections. Last week, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, invited employees from a dozen companies, including Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, to gather at Twitter’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco, according to an email obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Dangerous parasitic disease caused by ‘kissing bugs’ has sickened 300,000 Americans
A parasitic illness that can cause strokes and heart failure is spreading across the US, doctors have warned. Chagas disease is transmitted by an insect known as the ‘kissing bug’ because it tends to bite people’s faces, near their mouths. Many never shown signs that they’ve been infected with the disease, which is why it has earned the nickname of the ‘silent killer’.

Magic mushrooms to treat depression? This Peter Thiel-backed startup just got FDA okay to begin trials
The Food and Drug Administration has greenlighted the use of the psychedelic ingredient in “magic” mushrooms for a drug trial to treat depression. The federal agency gave the U.S. approval to London-based life sciences startup called Compass Pathways that launched in 2016 under the backing of billionaire Peter Thiel. Regulatory approvals for the trial have already been given in the U.K., the Netherlands and Canada.

ObamaCare more popular than GOP tax law
ObamaCare is more popular than the GOP tax law, according to a new Fox News poll. The 2010 health-care law registered a 51 percent approval rating, compared with 40 percent for the 2017 Republican tax cuts, according to the survey released on Thursday. The poll, which surveyed 1,009 registered voters, also found that only 36 percent of respondents approve of the way President Trump is handling health care, with 55 percent disapproving.

David Horowitz: Visa, Mastercard Cut Off Payments to My Think Tank Based on SPLC ‘Hate Group’ Label
The David Horowitz Freedom Center has had their donation processing system blocked by Visa and Mastercard allegedly following a campaign by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Visa has since contacted Breitbart News to deny involvement in the blacklisting of the Freedom Center. The David Horowitz Freedom Center stated in a recent email that its ability to accept donations by credit card has been disabled by both Visa and Mastercard following a campaign by the SPLC to label the Freedom Center as a hate group.

Navy takes part in world’s largest maritime exercise
For the very first time, an IDF Navy delegation took part in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. During the drill, which took place near Hawaii last month, Israeli officers joined the commanding team. The exercise included 25 participants from 26 countries, 47 warships, 200 fighter planes, and five submarines.

U.N. Rights Expert Calls US Sanctions on Iran ‘Unjust and Harmful,’ Praises EU Efforts to Counter Them
A U.N. human rights “special rapporteur” whose appointment stoked controversy has come out against the Trump administration’s reimposition of sanctions against Iran, calling the move “unjust and harmful” and praising the European Union for opposing it.

Schumer: Kavanaugh Refused to Tell Me If Roe Was Correctly Decided
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor on Wednesday that when he met on Tuesday with Judge Brett Kavanaugh—whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court—Kavanaugh refused to tell him whether he believed Roe v. Wade or Planned Parenthood v. Casey were correctly decided.

Mexico opened 2,599 homicide investigations in July — the most ever recorded in a month
Mexico continues to grow more violent, logging more homicide cases in July than in any month on record.

Cancun horror as 8 bodies, including 2 dismembered in bags, found on streets
Eight bodies — two of which were dismembered and shoved in plastic bags — were discovered on the streets of the Mexican resort city Cancun, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The EU plans a massive transportation initiative for Muslims in Israel – yet doesn’t even consult Israel
The European Union (EU) is working on plans to construct a massive transportation grid connecting the Gaza Strip with the Palestinian Authority (PA)-administered territories in Judea and Samaria, but has not informed Israel.

America’s Date with Genocide (Part 1)
Is America following down a path which could culminate in the government carrying out acts of genocide against select members of its population? There is increasing internet “chatter” which addresses this topic and many are beginning to discuss the possibility for the first time. I began to wonder the same and began to actually research the patterns of genocide in an attempt to determine if America is in trouble.

Facebook secretly tracking “trust ratings” for users with “social score” algorithm right out of communist China
Under the guise of combating “fake news,” social media giant Facebook has unveiled a new censorship scheme that basically allows the platform to either award or penalize users based on what it deems to be the overall “trustworthiness” of their browsing, liking, and sharing habits.

Corbyn under fresh fire for saying in 2013 ‘Zionists’ don’t get English culture | The Times of Israel
Video footage from 2013 has surfaced of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is battling allegations of anti-Semitism, implying that Zionists were unable to understand British ways of thinking despite growing up in the country.

Archbishop: Pedophilia Causing People to Quit Catholic Church in Record Numbers
Archbishop Eamon Martin has said in an opening address for the Vatican-organized major summit on the family that many people are leaving the Catholic church in record numbers to Pedophilia.

Outbreak Alert: Rare ‘Flesh-Eating’ STD Reported In England
A rare flesh-eating STD (sexually transmitted disease) has been reported in England. An unnamed female patient, who lives in Southport has been diagnosed with donovanosis within the last 12 months.