21 Nov 2018

Special Archaeological Finding in City of David
Archaeologists working on the Temple Mount Sifting Project have unearthed a special archaeological find. Dating from the First Temple period, they found a small weight with the word Beka imprinted on it. Weighing the same as a half-shekel, it was used to check the weight of donations to the Temple. (video)

UN Drafts Resolution: Abortions/Assisted Suicide Are Human Rights
The United Nations Human Rights Council recently declared that abortions are a universal human right in a move that one rabbi sees as a reenactment of drowning Hebrew babies in Egypt. The nascent Sanhedrin reacted by ruling that this is a clear violation of the Noahide laws incumbent upon all humanity, warranting a hearing before the International Court of the Sanhedrin. The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) recently drafted a resolution placing the life of the mother ahead of that of the unborn child.

Landmark: US Votes Against UN Anti-Golan Resolution
The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the United States to change its stance on the resolution, after previously voting for years to abstain, may be part of a broader shift in American policy towards the Golan Heights. The resolution was adopted in a U.N. General Assembly committee by a vote of 151 to 2, with only the U.S. and Israel voting against the measure…

U.N.’s Mladenov hints that Iran trying to spark Gaza war
“There are forces out there that want to disrupt that agreement and push us all into the abyss of a confrontation.”

Unprecedented Interfaith Conference Tackles Temple Mount Controversy
A conference is set to be held in Jerusalem in two weeks which will for the first time, educate Christians on the importance of the Temple Mount. The conference will bring the archaeological proof, refuting the theory that the Jewish Temples were not located where Jewish tradition holds.

The Russian-Iranian deal offered to Israel
Russia reportedly proposes that Iran be granted relief from some US sanctions in in return for the removal of its forces from Syria. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a closed hearing on Monday that Russia recently proposed to Israel and the US that Iran be granted relief from some US sanctions that were imposed on it, in return for the removal of Iranian forces and proxies from Syria…

Hamas has run out of credit
Hamas has run out of credit. At least, as far as the IDF’s top brass are concerned. And If Hamas chooses to escalate the security situation on the Gaza border for whatever reason, the IDF is prepared to strike back within several minutes, rather than days or hours. Israel will also no longer hold prolonged “inquiries” into who fried and where. The military’s plan—which has already been presented to the Security Cabinet—will be put into action.

Shaked: I recommend Trump not waste time with peace plan, deal impossible
In anticipation of the Trump administration’s rollout of its long-awaited peace plan, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked she said that US should not waste its time, as the gaps between Israel and the Palestinians were too great to bridge. Speaking at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Wednesday, Shaked also said that any deterrence Israel had against Hamas after the 2014 Gaza War was lost over the last two years.

Livni: Ceasefire without weakening Hamas is not acceptable
The government needs a coherent strategy to weaken Hamas and bolster more moderate factions in the Palestinian Authority, opposition leader Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) said at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday. “When I criticize the government and [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, it’s not for having a ceasefire, it’s for not having a strategy,” Livni said.

Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea
Interpol has elected South Korean Kim Jong-yang as its president, rejecting the Russian frontrunner who had been accused of abusing the international police body’s arrest warrant system. Mr Kim was chosen by Interpol’s 194 member states at a meeting of its annual congress in Dubai. He beat Russia’s Alexander Prokopchuk, who had been widely tipped to win.

Saudi Arabia ‘tortured female activists’, charities say
Saudi Arabia tortured and sexually harassed human rights activists, including several women, human rights groups have alleged. Prisoners in the kingdom’s Dhahban Prison have allegedly been electrocuted and flogged. Saudi Arabia arrested several women’s rights activists earlier this year and influential clerics and intellectuals have also been detained.

Report: 80 Percent of Venezuelans Short of Food
Around 80 percent of Venezuelans are now short of food, according to the new data compiled by NGO Human Rights Watch on Tuesday. Following a trip to the Venezuelan border with Brazil by a team of health experts from John Hopkins University, researchers found that malnutrition continues to rise aggressively, with 80 percent of households unable to access enough food and rates of malnutrition among five years now over the World Health Organization’s crisis limit.

Knesset conference calls for evacuation of Hebron settlers
A conference titled “Hebron First” will take place in the Knesset next week calling for the immediate evacuation of the Jewish settlement in the West Bank city. The conference, organized by Joint List MKs Ayman Odeh and Dov Khenin and Meretz MK Michal Rozin, will feature a speech from B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad, who recently spoke at the UN Security Council against Israeli treatment of the Palestinians.

Israel launches campaign to sabotage Palestinian propaganda
The United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day has for years been exploited by pro-Palestinian groups to spread misinformation and construct a narrative about Israel’s inhumane treatment of children in its military operations. This year the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Information, headed by Gilad Erdan, has decided to fight back against the propaganda.

Heavy rains expected to hinder search for victims of California wildfire
Heavy rains are forecast to begin on Wednesday in northern California, where they are likely to hinder search teams sifting through ash and rubble for the remains of victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. As much as six inches (15 cm) of rain was expected to fall over the next several days around the town of Paradise, a community of nearly 27,000 people, many of them retirees, that was largely obliterated by the Camp Fire.

Facial Recognition’s Growing Adoption Spurs Privacy Concerns
Facial recognition is fast becoming embedded in everyday life. But as it improves, the technology is raising new privacy concerns.

Christian churches facing ultimatum in China’s Sichuan: Join Communist network or be shut down
Four Christian churches in China’s Sichuan province have been given an ultimatum and told they must join the official Communist government network or be shut down.

US military will not leave Syria until Iranian forces are out of the country – will they wage war to ensure they leave?
The US State Department had not spelled out a clear policy, and the Pentagon didn’t seem to know if removing Iran and Iranian proxies was actually the official stance.

Canadian PM Trudeau insists on inserting an LGBT agenda into the US-Mexican-Canadian Trade Agreement – and government conservatives are livid
Conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives on Friday demanded that LGBT-friendly language be removed from the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) before it’s ratified by Congress.

Australian PM infuriates Muslims around the world by blaming the latest terror attack in the country on Islam, NOT on a mental illness
The Prime Minister has doubled down on calls for Islamic leaders to be vigilant and pass information about suspected terrorists to intelligence agencies, saying they “can’t look the other way”.

Turkey is infuriating Trump by aligning with Iran and Russia – is it time to kick them out of NATO?
Why Turkey Is Pivoting Toward Iran and Russia

German chancellor Merkel attacks right-wing nationalism and says only United Nations values will pave the way for a new future
In a speech, on the Paris Peace Forum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel attacked nationalism and warned against “destructive isolationism”.

Imam recites the Islamic call to prayer in the Church of England WITHOUT permission – Christians furious at the disrespect
Imam performed call to worship in front of 400 people at Blackburn Cathedral Was part of anti-war concert last Saturday – the night before Remembrance Day He said ‘Allah is the greatest, I bear witness that there is no other God but Allah’ Dean Peter Howell-Jones said he ‘partially agrees’ with calls for his resignation.

Islamic Malaysia and Indonesia warn Australia that if they follow Trump and move their embassy to Jerusalem, Muslims will commit terror attacks against their citizens
Moving Australia’s embassy in Israel will cause terrorism, Malaysian and Indonesian leaders warned.

USS Truman aircraft carrier and strike force bound for waters off Syria amid Russian naval buildup – is this how WW3 begins
The USS Harry Truman with a strike force of 5 guided missile warships were on their way on Sunday, Nov. 18 to waters off the Syrian coast. They entered the Mediterranean on Friday, Nov. 16, just as the Russian Middle East fleet wound up a series of search and destroy exercises against enemy submarines and warships. They were led by two Russian guided missile frigates Admiral Makarov and Admiral Essen, armed with Kalibr-NK cruise ship-to-shore missiles. Russia air force helicopters took part in the drills. By week’s end, there were 8 Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean.

Unmanned airship fitted with a surveillance camera can spy on people from above 
Look, up in the sky! Is it a bird or a plane or even Superman? No, it will probably be an unmanned airship that is silently spying on your every moment with a surveillance camera on a 24/7 basis.

Palm Beach bought coloring books with vote-machine money
…This year, the county used its $909,000 share of HAVA funds to buy iPads for voters to check in at the polls. In 2009, according to an audit, the county’s elections department spent $48,000 in HAVA money on coloring books.

Orange County vote count suggests fraud
The traditionally conservative Southern California enclave of Orange County has turned entirely Democratic in the House elections after finding tens of thousands of votes since Election Day.

Unmanned airship fitted with a surveillance camera can spy on people from above 
Look, up in the sky! Is it a bird or a plane or even Superman? No, it will probably be an unmanned airship that is silently spying on your every moment with a surveillance camera on a 24/7 basis.

Trans-everything – but this 1 thing!
Back in the crazy, wild and free ’60s (yes, I know I date myself, but I embrace reality – I am what I am), there was an adage: “You are what you eat.”

Pedophiles, Killers, Gang Members Arrested by Texas Border Agents
Texas Border Patrol agents have arrested a group of 39 migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally, with many of illegal immigrants having criminal histories that include convictions for homicide, child rape, and other sexual crimes against children.

Special Prosecutor John Huber to Testify to House GOP on DOJ’s Probe of Clinton Foundation After Thanksgiving
John Huber, the Special Prosecutor tapped by Sessions will testify at a GOP-led Congressional hearing on December 5th on the DOJ’s probe of the Clinton Foundation.

Swedish Men Sterilising Themselves up 70 Percent in Five Years
Since 2013, there has been a 70 percent increase in Swedish men seeking voluntary vasectomies, according to a report.

PEDOPHILE RING BUST: More than 400 ‘users’ of child pornography messaging group identified
AN international network of child pornography involved in producing and distributing material in 27 countries has been identified, and 14 arrests made in Spain.