27 Jan 2019

Far-right antisemitism biggest threat to Jews worldwide: report
Far-right antisemitic incidents are now the most serious threat to Jewish communities around the world, principally in Europe and the US, the Diaspora Affairs Ministry’s annual global report has stated. Record high levels of antisemitism on the streets and online were also recorded, with approximately 70% of anti-Jewish attacks related to anti-Israel attitudes.

Jolo church attack: Many killed in Philippines
Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines have killed 20 people and injured dozens more, local officials say. The first blast happened as Sunday Mass was being celebrated at the church on Jolo island, where Islamist militants are active. As soldiers responded, a second device was detonated in the car park.

Kurdish protesters storm Turkish military camp in Iraq
At least one person has died and 10 have been injured after an angry crowd stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq’s Kurdish region. Residents set light to vehicles and buildings in protest against Turkish airstrikes in the area, which are said to have killed several people. Turkey conducts frequent raids against the militant group, the PKK, which is based on the Iraqi side of the border.

Israel strikes in Syria could prompt strike on Tel Aviv -Hezbollah leader
The “axis of resistance” of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah could respond to Israeli strikes on Iran and Hezbollah in Syria with their own attack on Tel Aviv, Hezbollah’s leader said on Saturday. They were deliberating a response to escalating Israeli strikes and could change their approach “at any moment” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with al-Mayadeen TV.

U.S. government agencies gear up to restart operations Monday
U.S. government agencies that had largely shuttered operations for five weeks during a budget standoff said on Saturday they were moving swiftly to resume operations and compensate employees for missed paychecks. The White House held a conference call with Cabinet department financial officers late Friday to discuss the resumption of government operations, while agencies began to grapple with a backlog of management and policy issues.

Hezbollah could ‘for years’ enter Israel, group’s leader says after tunnels found
Iran-backed Hezbollah has “for years” been able to enter Israel, the Lebanese group’s leader said on Saturday, responding for the first time to Israel’s discovery of tunnels dug into Israeli territory from Lebanon. Israel’s unveiling of what it called Hezbollah “attack tunnels” last month, and Lebanon’s accusation that an Israeli border barrier crosses into its territory, have increased tensions.

Mass casualties in Indonesia due to flood, death toll continues to rise
Carrying personal possessions above their heads with fear on their faces, rescuers and residents wade through the streets in waist-deep water, trying to save themselves from the flood and landslides that now beset many parts of Indonesia.

Ebola death toll surges in DR Congo
The number of people killed in an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has risen to 443, health authorities have announced, as new President Felix Tshisekedi began his first full day in office on Friday.

Japan’s Supreme Court upholds transgender sterilization requirement
Japan’s Supreme Court has upheld a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their gender changed on official documents.

Clemson Prof. Calls for Human Extinction to Protect Environment
A Clemson philosophy argued recently that he wants all humans to die off as a punishment for their treatment of animals and the environment. Since his article was published in the New York Times, he has refused to defend his opinion.

CNN Asks if Karen Pence Should Lose Her Security Detail Because She’s a Christian
Many of you have heard that the Vice President’s wife Karen Pence has went back to working full time at a Christian Art Academy. Now Fake News CNN is at it again, this time saying that she doesn’t deserve her U.S. Secret Service detail because of this.

Hungary’s PM says gender studies is a complete waste of time and money because humans are either born MALE or FEMALE…period
Last week, Budapest withdrew accreditation and funding for two institutions, including one founded by George Soros, which offer students social science studies on human gender.

CHUTZPAH: Ireland advances a bill that would criminalize Jewish settlement in parts of Israel Ireland’s lower parliament voted 78-45, with three abstentions to advance a bill that would criminalize West Bank settlement activity.

Palestinian arrested after breaching Gaza border fence
Israeli forces on Saturday arrested a Palestinian who breached the Gaza border and was found to be in possession of a knife and wire-cutters, the IDF said in a statement.

Migrant Carrying Flesh-Eating Bacteria Detained at US-Mexico Border
US Border Patrol agents say they have discovered a man carrying a flesh-eating bacteria who was among hundreds of migrants detained at the US-Mexico border.

WALSH: You Can’t Give A Lethal Injection To Criminals In New York But You Can Give It To Infants
As The Daily Wire reported, New York is set to legalize abortion through every stage of pregnancy. Once the bill is signed into law, it will be legal to kill a fully developed, pain-capable infant up to the very moment of birth.

Pope Visits Central America to Push Mass Migration to the US
Pope France has seemingly advocated the migrant caravans that have flooded the southern U.S. border by decrying ‘the fear of migrants’ on his visit to Panama on Thursday.

Iran Nuclear Chief: ‘We have replacements for equipment we agreed to destroy’
Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said in a television interview this week that the negotiations surrounding the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement had required Iran to destroy the Arak reactor’s calandria by filling it with cement, but Iran had secretly acquired replacement tubes ahead of time so that the reactor’s functionality would not be ultimately affected.