Report: Catholic Church Faces Gravest Crisis Since ‘Protestant Reformation’
The Catholic bishops are gathering in Rome for a synod in a moment in which “the Church faces perhaps its gravest crisis since the Protestant Reformation in the form of the worldwide clerical sexual abuse scandals,” …
French ‘Youths’ Set Traps for Police in Guerrilla-Like Clashes
Small groups of young people in the French city of Mulhouse clashed with local police over the weekend, allegedly using guerrilla-style tactics against the officers including laying traps and attacking them.
Initial Senate vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination set for Friday
The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend.
Fish in the Dead Sea: A Prophetic Yet Endangered Restoration of Life
On the shores of the Dead Sea – more than 400 meters below sea level – are freshwater sinkholes, created as a result of dropping water levels. These large sinkholes were discovered in 2011, carpeted with microorganisms and on the sea’s shores – fish and algae. According to the Bible, the landscape changed with the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which turned the valley into a wasteland. The Bible also describes the area as fertile and well-watered in its narrative of Lot looking out onto the valley where the Dead Sea is now.
International UNRWA Employees Flee Gaza in “Fear of Their Lives”
An agency source claimed that approximately 10 staff members crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Monday. They were taken out of the Strip via the Erez Crossing, despite the fact that the checkpoint was officially closed for Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). The Israeli Defense Ministry unit that oversees the crossing said a number of foreign employees from the agency known as UNRWA “were evacuated from the Gaza Strip to Israel.”
Putin says all foreign troops should leave Syria after war
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that all foreign troops should leave Syria when the war is over, including Russian forces, if the Syrian government asks them to.
US nixes 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court rules to lift sanctions
The United States said Wednesday that it was terminating a 1955 treaty reached with then-ally Iran after Tehran cited it in an international court ruling against Washington’s sanctions policy. “I’m announcing that the US is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran. This is a decision, frankly, that is 39 years overdue,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters, referring to the date of the 1979 Islamic revolution. He said Iran’s claims under the treaty, which established economic relations and consular rights between the two nations, were “absurd.”
U.S. warns of new hacking spree from group linked to China
The Department of Homeland issued a technical alert for cloudhopper, which it said was engaged in cyber espionage and theft of intellectual property, after experts with two prominent U.S. cybersecurity companies warned earlier this week that Chinese hacking activity has surged amid the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing.
IDF beefs up troops in Gaza border as rioting grows in the South
The IDF will significantly reinforce troops in southern Israel to prevent terror infiltration into Israel from the Gaza Strip, the IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit announced Thursday morning. The decision was made following a situational assessment by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot as well as senior IDF and Shin Bet officials.
Iran expert: IAEA needs to be able to inspect everywhere
The International Atomic Energy Agency needs to be able to inspect everywhere in Iran, from military bases to suspicious run-down warehouses, INSS Arms Control program head Emily Landau told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday. Landau was reacting to the IAEA’s seeming thumbing its nose at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a statement issued on Tuesday, in which it seemed to brush off his demand during his September UN speech that it probe certain newly disclosed Iranian nuclear sites.
Anti-Israel group calls on E.U. to cancel Israeli-Palestinian gathering
The anti-Israel Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has called on the EU to cancel a program to bring together young Israelis and Palestinians in December under the pretext that the event promotes normalization between the two people. The group said that it sent a letter last month to Ralph Tarraf, Head of the EU delegation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, protesting the planned event…
Russia’s GRU ‘targeted chemical weapons watchdog OPCW’
Dutch security services expelled four Russians over a cyber plot in April targeting the global chemical weapons watchdog, officials said. The operation by Russia’s GRU military intelligence allegedly targeted the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague. The OPCW has been probing the chemical attack on a Russian ex-spy in the UK.
US to end Treaty of Amity with Iran after ICJ ruling
The US will pull out of a decades-old treaty with Iran which was used by Tehran as a basis for a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Iran took the US to court after it re-imposed sanctions on the back of abandoning a nuclear deal in May. Iran argued that decision violated the terms of the 1955 Treaty of Amity.
South Carolina: Seven officers shot, suspect in custody-
Seven US law enforcement officers have been shot, one of them fatally, in an incident in South Carolina, officials say. Police in the city of Florence had been responding to a call for help from the sheriff’s office. A gunman had been holding children hostage and was involved in a two-hour stand-off before surrendering and being taken to hospital.
Guard at Fethullah Gulen’s compound in Poconos fires warning shot to scare away intruder
A security guard fired a “warning shot” in response to an apparent intruder at Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen’s compound in the Poconos on Wednesday morning, prompting a response by Pennsylvania State Police. An unidentified male, who appeared to be armed, attempted to enter the Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center property on Mount Eaton Road in Ross Township, Monroe County, around 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from…the Alliance for Shared Values.
Chicago local leader murdered, Jewish community in shock, fear
The Jewish community in Chicago is in shock and mourning, a local rabbi has said, after Eliyahu Moscowitz, 24, was shot and killed close to the West Roger’s Park neighborhood which has a large Jewish community. Moscowitz was out taking a walk in a nearby park some 25 minutes walking distance from the neighborhood when he was murdered on Monday night during the Simchat Torah holiday, apparently by a masked gunman who is also suspected of killing an elderly man the previous day.
Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks
Britain accused Russian military intelligence on Thursday of directing a host of cyber attacks aimed at undermining Western democracies by sowing confusion in everything from the 2016 U.S. presidential election to the global chemical weapons watchdog. In a British assessment based on work by its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Russian military intelligence (GRU) was cast as a pernicious cyber aggressor which used a network of hackers to spread discord across the world.
Time running out for earthquake survivors as Indonesia death toll tops 1,400
he death toll in Indonesia’s quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of “vast” unmet needs.
Mega mosquitoes, up to 20 times larger than normal, follow Florence flooding
…Gallinippers are a type of mosquito that can grow 20 times larger than their more common cousins, and LiveScience.com reported have gallinippers’ stings are so painful, victims feel like they’ve been stabbed.
Dead trees and dry springs: Impact of drought felt in Israel
The Banias Stream in the Golan Heights, whose cold waters have refreshed generations of hikers, is finding it difficult to do just that nowadays without a little help.
Trump administration halts visas for unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats
The Trump administration will no longer provide visas for same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats and U.N. officials serving in the U.S., a policy that went into effect Oct. 1.
Cancellation of government contract PROVES the FDA has been buying aborted baby parts for medical research
Despite claims to the contrary, the Trump administration has just proven that the FDA has indeed been buying and using aborted baby parts for medical research.
Einstein’s ‘God letter’ to go on sale for $1 million
A year before his death, the famed scientist wrote to friend and philosopher Eric Gutkind of his thoughts on religion, the Bible and being a part of the Jewish people
We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood
Watching the recent political theater that our ever more divided country serves up as leadership reminds me that the natural man cannot receive the things of God for they’re foolishness to him. The mockery of the late night political hacks masquerading as comedians or of the not even close to being funny Democrat shills haunting SNL reminds us that weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
British City Protests Franklin Graham Visit with Giant Rainbow-Colored Jesus
The Franklin Graham-led Festival of Hope in Blackpool, England, saw an estimated 9,000 people attend and more than 200 churches participate, despite opposition from city officials and LGBT activists.
Palestinians defy Trump, continue paying terrorists
A consumer fraud case against one of the nation’s best-known Muslim advocacy groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will go to trial early next year. A federal court in Washington, D.C., denied a motion by CAIR on Wednesday to dismiss a case brought by five Muslims who claim they were victims of a CAIR staffer who falsely claimed to be an attorney and mishandled their cases.
Vatican Decries Child Abuse at U.N. While Hushing Internal Scandals
The Vatican denounced the scandal of child abuse before the U.N. General Assembly Monday but made no mention of the Church’s own crisis with allegations of mishandling abusers pointing to Pope Francis himself.
Dementia now striking people in their 40s as mercury from vaccines causes slow, degenerative brain damage
Dementia and other neurological brain diseases are striking people younger and younger, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Bournemouth University in England and published in the journal Surgical Neurology International.
Left-wing operatives just unleashed coordinated terrorism attacks on Senators, a member of the House, the Pentagon and the President… CIVIL WAR now moves to active phase in America
Unfolding exactly as I warned last Friday in a widely viewed video, radical left-wing lunatics have unleashed coordinated “intimidate and terrorize” attacks today, targeting two U.S. Senators, a Congressman, the Secretary of Defense and the U.S. President.