2 Jan 2019

5.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Alaska
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Alaska residents on New Year’s Eve but no damage or injuries are reported. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the quake occurred Monday around 6 p.m. in the Cook Inlet region. It was widely felt in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

‘We are at ground zero of new medical epidemic
“Only once has a known teratogen like cannabis been marketed globally. That was thalidomide,” said Dr. Albert Reece, a professor at Edith Cowan University. “In the womb, it can not only interfere with brain development but basically amputate the forebrain,” he warned. “But as with thalidomide, no one is properly looking at the side-effects. They are frightening.”

Law restricting use of cash goes into effect
A new Israeli law restricting the use of cash for either wages or payments for transactions has taken effect. Officially titled the Law to Reduce the Use of Cash, the measure was passed in the Knesset in March, but only went into effect on Tuesday with the start of the new year.

Kurds Feel ‘Betrayed’ by US’s Syria Withdrawal, May Move Closer to Russia, Iran
The Kurds in eastern Syria are in panic mode after U.S. President Donald Trump announced that an estimated 2,000 soldiers would soon be removed from the country. “The Kurds must decide between total annihilation by Turkey or the [Bashar] Assad dictatorship,” implying that the Kurds would choose Assad. Perhaps their worry is exaggerated, but it has for the time being led the Kurds to quickly consolidate their relations with the Russia-Iran-Syria axis…

Is Tel Aviv a Holy Muslim City? Iran Thinks So
Although sovereignty over Jerusalem has always been a precondition demand by the Palestinians in their negotiations with Israel based on the claim of it being a Muslim holy site, Iran’s supreme leader recently addressed a group of Palestinian leaders in Tehran, emphasizing the true goal of their struggle: to see a Palestinian flag over the “holy city” of Tel Aviv.

Damascus Fever
…for what it’s worth, I think the Trump Doctrine of America First is wise and welcome. He’s already making other countries pay for their own wars, conflicts we have been funding.

5 Biblical Prophecies Fulfilled in 2018 and 5 Expected in 2019
Indeed, many extraordinary events signal the miraculous times in which we are living. Breaking Israel News looks back on these prophetic moments and suggests five further prophecies that could be fulfilled in 2019.

Trump: ‘We’re Going to Win at Everything We Do’
“The Democrats will probably submit a Bill, being cute as always, which gives everything away but gives NOTHING to Border Security, namely the Wall,” Trump tweeted. “You see, without the Wall there can be no Border Security – the Tech “stuff” is just, by comparison, meaningless bells & whistles…

Philippines, Saudis in talks to open Saudi airspace for flights to Israel
The Philippine government is working with Saudi Arabia to enable flag carrier Philippine Airlines to fly through Saudi airspace en route to Israel, local media reported on Wednesday.”We’re pushing for the signing of the overfly agreement by this quarter, as Israel is a seasonal market. Most passengers would like to travel there during the cold months,” Philippines Transportation Undersecretary Manuel Tamayo said.

Egyptian general crosses into Israel, apologize for stray bullets hitting Nitzana
An Egyptian general visited the southern Israeli community of Nitzana on Sunday to apologize to residents for stray bullets fired by his troops which hit the youth village in late December. According to a report by Hadashot, the general who commands forces along the Israeli border crossed the border on a previously unpublicized visit and inspected the damage caused by the rounds of .5mm bullets which were fired during a live-fire drill on December 20th.

Xi Jinping says Taiwan ‘must and will be’ reunited with China
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the people of Taiwan to accept it “must and will be” reunited with China. In a speech marking 40 years since the start of improving ties, he reiterated Beijing’s call for peaceful unification on a one-country-two-systems basis. However, he also warned that China reserved the right to use force.

Russia Magnitogorsk blast: Death toll rises to 19
Russian rescuers have now pulled 19 dead bodies from the rubble of a collapsed apartment block in the city of Magnitogorsk. The death toll rose from 14 to 19 on Wednesday, and 27 people are missing. The condition of an 11-month-old boy rescued on Tuesday is serious but not life-threatening. He is in a Moscow hospital and will not undergo surgery for now.

Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election
Israel’s centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he would no longer partner with veteran politician Tzipi Livni as she sat stone-faced next to him. The announcement means the end of their Zionist Union alliance, which finished with the second most seats in the last general election in 2015 but which has since tumbled far in opinion polls.

2018 Saw A Global Revolt Against Climate Change Policies
Despite increasingly apocalyptic warnings from U.N. officials, 2018 has seen a number of high-profile defeats for policies aimed at fighting global warming. Politicians and voters pushed back at attempts to raise energy prices as part of the climate crusade. It started in June with election of Ontario Premier Doug Ford…on a platform that included axing the Canadian province’s cap-and-trade program.

Israeli settlement activity in West Bank appears to surge in Trump era
With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years… The figures, gathered from official government sources by the anti-settlement monitoring group Peace Now, show an increase in building in 2018 and a sharp spike in planning for future construction.

Honduras to talk with Israel, U.S. on Jerusalem embassy
Honduras will hold talks with Israel, joined by the United States, aimed at opening an embassy in Jerusalem, the countries said on Tuesday, as the small Central American nation looks to follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s much-criticized move. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez held a meeting in the Brazilian capital…

U.S. and Israel officially quit UN cultural agency
The United States and Israel officially quit the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal is mainly procedural yet serves a new blow to UNESCO, co-founded by the U.S. after World War II to foster peace.

U.S. agents fire tear gas into Mexico at ‘violent mob’ near border
U.S. border agents launched tear gas into Mexico early on Tuesday to deter a group of migrants that one official called “a violent mob” from crossing over from Tijuana, according to a Reuters witness and the U.S. government. Clouds of the noxious gas could be seen wafting up from around the fence at the border. One migrant picked up a canister and threw it back into U.S. territory.

Google wins U.S. approval for radar-based hand motion sensor
Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit won approval from U.S. regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in an order late on Monday that it would grant Google a waiver to operate the Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed. The FCC said the sensors can also be operated aboard aircraft.

Microsoft gets green light from Qatar for global data center: QNA
Qatar’s cabinet approved the establishment of a Microsoft global data center in the small Gulf country, state news agency QNA reported on Wednesday. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, announced plans to expand into the Middle East for the first time last year by setting up data centers in the neighboring United Arab Emirates.

China Sees $2.4 Trillion Stock Market Loss Amid Trump Trade War
China’ stock investors and forecasters have seen a dismal year plagued with unwelcoming downward curves amid the continuing trade war with the United States.

Mark Zuckerberg’s 2019 Resolution: More Censorship on Facebook
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised to better prevent “election interference” and “the spread of hate speech” — neglecting to define either term — in a blog posted on his company’s platform.

Texas Reports Most Teacher-Student Sex Misconduct Cases in 2018, Data Show
At the close of FY2018, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced it investigated 429 cases of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students during the 2017-18 academic year, a 42 percent increase from the 302 the agency launched in 2016-17.

Independent research confirms that rampant glyphosate use has contributed to the increase in chronic diseases worldwide
It’s to be expected that anything produced by the world’s most evil corporation would be distinctly harmful, and that has certainly proven true of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

Disturbing evidence suggests that WiFi radiation could increase the risk of miscarriages by almost 50%
Modern society is drunk on technology. It surrounds us everywhere we go, from the computers, tablets and laptops we use for work, to the “smart” phones we carry around and the movies we stream via WiFi…they should have big, fat warning labels on them, because the EMF (electromagnetic frequency) radiation they transmit has been recognized as a class 2B possible carcinogen (cancer causer) by the World Health Organization,

34 Reasons Why War with Russia Is Inevitable
I frequently hear the following: Russia is a Christian nation. Putin is good Christian man. Russia only wants to defend its borders. Putin  is the only obstacle between the New World Order and the people of the world. Perhaps this is true, but Putin is indeed preparing to start World War III and he has been for the past four years. This could be a war that will kill billions, destroy nations and threaten all of humanity.

Repo Rate Soars Most On Record As Yield Curve Goes Nuts In Year-End Liquidity Chaos
The last day of the year held some surprises for traders who were already in a festive mood: from an odd 15 spike in the S&P in the last second of trading, to a record surge in the overnight repo rate, to a bizarre inversion in the Treasury curve.

Number of Witches in U.S Dramatically Rise, May Surpass 1.5 Million
The number of witches (and Wiccans) in the United States have risen dramatically since the 1990s and maybe a least 1.5 million, according to a report from the Christian Post.

US and Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias
The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias.

Christian man beaten and threatened by Muslims in Pakistan faces imminent deportation from UK
Could Theresa May’s government get any more venal, to say nothing of suicidal? Britain is under siege from Islamic jihadists, and they’re deporting Christians. Last night a Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” stabbed three people in Manchester. Was he born in Britain? Whether he was or not, there are plenty of jihadists in Britain today who were not born there, and they are not being deported. Instead, this Christian is. The land of the Magna Carta is dead and decaying rapidly.