Russia establishes channel for Israel-Iran dialogue
Russia has begun efforts to establish a communication channel between Israel and Iran, a senior Russian official told the London newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat. The report said that the purpose of the move is to reduce tensions in the region, in view of the transfer of Russian air defense system S-300 to Syria. The Russian’s announced their plan on Thursday.
Russia cyber-plots: Dutch defend decision not to arrest suspects
The Dutch government has defended a decision not to detain four Russians accused of an attempted cyber-attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog in The Hague. The suspected Russian agents were sent home as it was not a criminal inquiry, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. The US and UK have joined the Netherlands in blaming Russian spies for a series of cyber-plots worldwide.
ISIS Warns of Knife Attack ‘Surprises’ at Concerts
Shortly after the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting that targeted an outdoor concert on the Las Vegas Strip, a pro-ISIS media group is circulating an online poster warning of knife attacks at musical events. Previous releases from Remah Media Production included a January poster showing a jihadist standing in front of a cityscape vowing to “sink America” and another showing jihadists standing in front of a nondescript legislative building vowing that “soon you will taste agony.”
Former Google boss launches scathing Silicon Valley attack urging tech giants to end the delusion that it’s making the world a better place
A former Google boss has launched a withering attack on the firm, calling technology giants deluded. Jessica Powell said she had become tired of defending the company in her role as its top PR chief. ‘This is an industry that takes itself far too seriously, and its own responsibility not seriously enough,’ she added.
UNRWA concerned over plan to shut its east Jerusalem operation
The UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees expressed concern on Friday over moves by the mayor of Jerusalem to close down its operations in the city. Mayor Nir Barkat said on Thursday he had developed a plan to end the Jerusalem operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), and to replace them with Israeli services.
Some 20,000 Palestinians take part in Gaza border riots
The Palestinian health ministry said on Friday that at least three demonstrators, including a 12-year-old boy, were killed and 126 were wounded by IDF fire during violent clashes that erupted along Gaza Strip’s frontier with Israel as some 20,000 protesters gathered along the security fence as part of the weekly March of Return demonstrations.
A decade of U.S. economic sluggishness may have just snapped back to normal
For a solid decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a global financial crisis, there was good reason to think the U.S. economy remained broken, from skepticism about the health of the labor market to tepid economic growth… In a heartbeat, that seemed to change this week, adding facts on the ground to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s glowing portrait of a historically rosy and extended period of super-low unemployment, modest inflation and steady growth.
Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highway in Ghazni province
Heavily armed Taliban fighters destroyed bridges near the central city of Ghazni on Saturday, closing the main highway between the capital Kabul and southern Afghanistan, officials said. Sporadic clashes erupted between Afghan soldiers and Taliban insurgents who were trying to gain control over parts of Ghazni province nearly two months after being pushed back from the city by U.S.-backed Afghan forces, officials added.
U.S. Is Top Target as ISIS Terror Plots Soar
The United States has emerged as the terror group ISIS’s top target, with 30 percent of the group’s recent plots centering on America, including 33 terror attempts in just the first part of 2018, according to a new congressional report.
In Jerusalem, Merkel says Palestinians must accept Israel as Jewish state
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday underlined her recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, indicating that she supports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s view that the Palestinians, too, should accept this definition in an eventual peace agreement.
Jerusalem to remove UN agency for Palestinians from city
Jerusalem’s mayor said Thursday he plans to remove a U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees from the city, accusing the body of operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel.
TODAY: Intercessors Declare National Day of Prayer Over Brett Kavanaugh
The Center for Security Policy declared Thursday to be a national day of prayer for Brett Kavanaugh ahead of the vote to confirm him as the newest Supreme Court justice.
Red tide closes Florida beaches, could impact millions in tourism dollars
Along with a warning about rough surf at Deerfield Beach about an hour north of Miami was this: “Possible red tide.”
Scientists call for ‘Noah’s Ark’ of human microbes to prevent ‘growing global health crisis’
As animals and plants across the globe are wiped out, there could be another extinction crisis under way in the guts and skin of people everywhere.
Democrats Plan To Use MS-13 & Hezbollah Hit Teams Ahead Of Midterms
Alex is raising the alarm ahead of the upcoming midterms. According to inside sources, there is a plan for violence by the Democrats which includes using MS-13 and Hezbollah members against patriots.
Shanghaied by Beijing? Trojan Chip Raises Concerns About U.S. Gov’t Computers
The day after FEMA and the FCC shanghaied 225 million consumer devices to test America’s nationwide emergency alert system, Bloomberg reporters Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley revealed the existence of a surreptitious computer chip secretly ensconced in circuit boards manufactured in China and then sold in America by Super Micro Computer Inc.
Trump’s Counterterrorism Plan Targets Radical Islam as ‘Primary Threat’
Jihadist groups, namely al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), remain “the primary trans-national terrorist threat” to the United States despite 17 years of U.S.-led military efforts against radical Islamist groups, the White House pointed out in its National Strategy for Counterterrorism unveiled on Thursday.
Muslim youth in France set up warzones all over the country in a guerrilla-like war against the police that has citizens in shock
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.
Disturbing study finds that humans are getting progressively dumber – IQ points now dropping by 7 points with each new generation
The dumbing down of civilization has been codified in a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A pair of researchers from Norway found that average IQ levels are dropping precipitously, and that with each new generation, people in general are becoming progressively less intelligent.
In Bold Marketing Move, The Mormon Church Will No Longer Be Using The Name ‘Mormon’ In Effort To Rebrand Cult Image
Church President Russell M. Nelson announced guidelines in August requesting that people stop using “Mormon” or “LDS” as substitutes for the church’s full name. He said “Latter-day Saints” was acceptable shorthand. The term Mormon comes from the church’s signature scripture, the Book of Mormon, which followers believe is based on the record keeping of an ancient prophet named Mormon.
Duped academic journal publishes rewrite of ‘Mein Kampf’ as feminist manifesto
The term “Femi-Nazi” became all too accurate when a trio of academic tricksters participating in an elaborate hoax submitted portions of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” rewritten through a feminist lens to a leading peer-reviewed feminist journal. The satirical paper was accepted this past academic year for publication by Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.
Trump Warns Senators Not To Scare From Soros Backed Anti-Kavanaugh Protestors
“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love! #Troublemakers”