7 Nov 2018

Russia gives S-300 to Syria for free
TASS reports Moscow gave Damascus three S-300 anti-aircraft battalion sets, with 8 launchers and more than 100 surface-to-air guided missiles each; the systems were previously used by Russian air force battalion and went through repairs.

Snowden issues surveillance warning to Israelis
US whistleblower Edward Snowden urged Israelis to be on guard against heavy-handed government and private surveillance in a speech by video link Tuesday and defended his 2013 massive leak of classified documents.

Latest Ebola Outbreak Could Be Uncontainable
For the first time since Ebola was identified in 1976, the disease could become a persistent presence. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield warned Monday that the new outbreak in Congo is so severe it may not be containable..

Yemeni army closes in on Hodeidah port amid intense battles against Houthis
Yemeni armed forces tightened their grip on the Houthi-held coastal city of Hodeidah on Tuesday, after they cordoned off the city from the southern, southwestern and eastern sides, leaving the militia only the north as an exit.

“Flashpoint For War”: U.S. And Japan Plan Military Response To Chinese Incursions Of Disputed Islands
Things are again rapidly heating up in the East China Sea amidst already heightened tensions in a region where Washington is increasingly asserting the right of navigation in international waters against broad Chinese claims and seeking to defend the territorial possessions of its allies.

Saudi Arabian Prince Announces Plans to Build First Nuclear Reactor
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced during a visit to Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology on Monday his plans to build his country’s first nuclear research reactor. Construction of the reactor is already underway and expected to be completed by the end of next year.

US report: Iran provoking and threatening the US in Syria and Iraq
Iranian forces in Syria may present a threat to the US and in Iraq the Iranian threat is increasing, according to a new report from the US Department of Defense. The Lead Inspector General report on Operation Inherent Resolve was released on Tuesday… However the quarterly report, which covers operations from July to September…notes that Iran is increasingly a threat to the US and examines how Washington is now changing its posture in Syria as the mission changes.

Relief at social networks as defences hold – for now
The last time the US went to the polls, it was nothing short of a disaster for the biggest social media companies. Multiple congressional hearings later…would Facebook, Twitter and others be capable of protecting the integrity of the mid-term vote?… Measures put in place appear to have been mostly effective, with co-ordinated influence campaigns seeing limited efficacy, and voter suppression efforts often stopped at source.

HSBC bank confirms US data breach
HSBC has said some of its US customers’ bank accounts were hacked in October. The lender said that the perpetrators may have accessed information including account numbers and balances, statement and transaction histories and payee details, as well as users’ names, addresses and dates of birth. The BBC understands the firm believes that fewer than 1% of its American clients were affected.

House Dems Already Have Their List of Trump Scandals to Investigate
…With the Democrats having won control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump and his crew in the White House and assorted federal agencies can expect to be hit by a wave of investigations and subpoena requests from Capitol Hill. There are dozens of House committees and subcommittees, and each no doubt has its own to-do list.

AI detects Alzheimer’s disease SIX years early – with 100% accuracy in small study
A new artificial intelligence system can predict the development of Alzheimer’s with 100 percent accuracy and six years before the hallmarks that doctors use to diagnose the disease appear. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s and the effectiveness of the best treatments for the disease diminishes as it progresses. This means that early detection is the single best hope for the futures of the 44 million people living with Alzheimer’s around the world.

‘Meat tax’ which would almost double price of sausages should be brought in to save lives, say health experts
A ‘meat tax’ which would almost double the price of a packet of sausages should be brought in to prevent thousands of Britons dying each year, health experts have said. Researchers at Oxford University set out to determine the level of tax needed to offset the healthcare costs of eating red and processed meat. They calculated that increasing the cost of red meat by 14 per cent, and processed meat by 79 per cent would prevent the deaths of nearly 6,000 people each year…

U.S. Democrat election gains fuel stocks surge, hits dollar, Treasury yields
Wall Street looked set for a surge on Wednesday and global stocks rose after sharp U.S. election gains for the opposition Democrats, but the outcome, which casts doubt on further tax cuts, hit the dollar and sent Treasury yields lower. The Democrats looked headed for a gain of more than 30 seats, well beyond the 23 they needed to claim their first majority in the House in eight years.

New U.S. sanctions over chemical weapons would be ‘illegal’: Kremlin
Russia would consider any new chemical weapons-related sanctions imposed by the United States to be illegal, a Kremlin spokesman said on Wednesday. The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it would impose additional sanctions on Russia after Moscow failed to give reasonable assurances it would not use chemical weapons after a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England.

Saudi Crown Prince Hosts Israeli Evangelical Christian Leader
The Jerusalem Post reports: In a new sign of growing ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman hosted a delegation of Evangelical Christians on Thursday in Riyadh led by a prominent pro-Israel advocate who also lives in the Jewish state.

The EU just voted to BAN any right-wing group that oppose and target Muslim, African and LGBT people – will set up special police forces to crack down on ‘hate speech’
The European Parliament recently voted for a ban on so-called neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups in all EU member states. The resolution received 355 votes in favour and 90 against, and 39 abstentions.

United Methodist Church under fire for anti-Semitism — and also enables jihad terror
The political goal of the “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference” in Oklahoma was to “flip American Christian support for Israel to the Palestinians.”

The UN and EU are providing Islamic and African migrants with prepaid debit cards to fund their trip to and through Europe – where is the money coming from?
According to the site, UNHCR and the EU, in cooperation with MasterCard and Soros, generously hand out prepaid debit cards to the migrants.

Hamas’ new demand on Israel is a ‘CASH FOR CALM’ exchange, where Israel basically pays Muslim terrorists to not fire rockets and riot on the border
Cairo is going out of its way to push Israel into accepting one of the worst deals it has ever been offered, even if the prize on offer is membership of the Sunni bloc Egypt is building with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Hungary tells the world that large Christian families is their priority, NOT Islamic refugees – refuse to take in even one Muslim migrant
Marriage is on the increase while abortions and divorces are in decline as Hungary chooses to support families instead of mass migration.

Massive Islamic rioting on the streets of multiple French cities, sees firebombs, cars smashed, and even acid being thrown at police officers – citizens of France stunned
French police officers in Essone were attacked by several masked youths and were sprayed with acid on Haloween, as gangs wreaked havoc across France following a call to riot posted on social media.

Iran has just accused Israel of launching a devastating new cyber attack that is crippling the country’s infrastructure
Iran’s telecommunications minister accused Israel of a new cyberattack on the Islamic Republic, the same day that US sanctions (which were lifted by the 2015 nuclear deal ) were reimposed. This comes days after Iran said it had neutralized a new version of the Stuxnet virus.

Catholic leadership calls on Israel to rescind its new law that declares the country is the Jewish Homeland
The most senior Catholic clergy in Israel on Sunday called for the government to rescind the Nation-State Law passed in July, describing it as “a blow” to the values of democracy while acknowledging that the legislation “changes very little in practice.”

Here are the results so far in the US Midterm races that matter to Jews
J.B. Pritzker, a Jewish Democrat, will be the next governor of Illinois, and Democrat Jared Polis will be the first Jewish and first gay governor of Colorado. Here are more results in races that matter to Jews:

H-1B visa fraud: Sunnyvale man indicted for illegal scheme
In a sign of the continuing crackdown on H-1B visa fraud, a Sunnyvale man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for an alleged scheme to illegally bring in 600 foreign workers to Silicon Valley over the past decade.

Star Parker: Democrats Are ‘The Party of Anti-Christ’
Because of its support for abortion on demand, including in the ninth month of pregnancy, the Democratic Party is “evil” and is “the party of Anti-Christ,” said conservative author and activist Star Parker, the founder of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.

UN: Islamic State left behind over 200 mass graves in Iraq
The Islamic State group left behind more than 200 mass graves in Iraq containing up to 12,000 victims that could hold vital evidence of war crimes, the UN said Tuesday.

Stats Can wants your personal financial data
Justin Trudeau is trying to access the financial data of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge or consent. This is a disturbing and unprecedented intrusion into the private lives of individual Canadians.

Crowd Prays, Sings ‘Amazing Grace’ When Trump Supporter Collapses at Rally
The enormous, enthusiastic crowd fell suddenly silent Monday night at Trump’s final campaign rally in Cape Girardeau, Mo., when one of the attendees collapsed.