26 Mar 2019

Hamas official: Iran ordered rocket attack on central Israel – report
Hamas reportedly gave its blessing for the rocket attack in hopes that of disrupting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election campaign. The rocket attack on Mishmeret, which hit a home, left seven people injured including two infants. He claimed that Iran “went over the heads” of Hamas leadership and ordered an Islamic Jihad cell operating out of the Gaza Strip to carry out the attack. While senior officials in both Egypt and Gaza confirmed that Iran had ordered the attack, they claimed that Hamas’ leadership was aware of the plans to fire a rocket deep into Israeli territory.

IDF Strikes Hamas’ Terrorist Infrastructure in Gaza, Response to Missile Strike
The Israel Defense Forces has carried out dozens of airstrikes on key Hamas targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Monday evening following a rocket attack that destroyed a home in central Israel earlier in the day. “We are just at the beginning,” IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis told Ynet News. “A large attack is planned. I think that Hamas understands this is a significant strike [following] a serious incident, and ultimately, this is a price that Hamas has been accruing for the past year.” According to the IDF, it has targeted Hamas’s secret military intelligence headquarters in Gaza.

VP Pence Castigates Antisemitic Rhetoric, 2020 Democratic Candidates
Vice President Mike Pence blasted Democratic freshmen in the House of Representatives on Monday, in addition to certain candidates on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, for the former using “rank antisemitic language” and the latter for declining to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference in Washington. As far as Congress goes, without mentioning her by name, Pence pointed to the fact that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has repeatedly tweeted anti-Israel and anti-Jewish sentiment, and accused AIPAC of paying members of Congress to support the pro-Israel lobby’s agenda, has been “traffick[ing] in repeated antisemitic tropes.”“Antisemitism has no place in the Congress of the United States of America,” said the vice president to a thunderous applause from the crowd.

IDF hits enemy targets in Gaza following continued rocket attacks
Israel Defense Force fighter jets attacked 15 enemy targets early Tuesday morning, the IDF spokesperson announced as the rocket attacks on Israel’s southern communities continued into a second day. The targets include a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in Beit Hanun and a military compound belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in Beit Lahiya.The color red alert siren sounded throughout the night in Sderot, the Shaar Hanegev regional council, the Eshkol Regional Council, the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, and other Gaza border areas.

Iron Dome intercepts rockets in mid air as attacks continue
The Israel Defense Force Spokesperson’s Office said that about 30 rockets were identified emanating from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a number of the incoming rockets. The rest struck open areas which although may have damaged natural areas hit no structures.

More than 10,000 people sign: Investigate Omar, Tlaib and CAIR
An online petition calling on US Attorney General William Barr and special antisemitism envoy Elan Carr to take a deep look at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has reached 10,000 signatures. “It has just been about a week and we are very excited,” said Liora Rez, co-founder of the organization Stop Antisemitism, which launched the petition on change.org. “But what we want is for Barr and Carr to investigate CAIR’s ties to Hamas and how Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are involved with this organization, which we feel is extremely troubling.”

Russia: US Golan move will lead to ‘new tensions’
Moscow warned on Monday against “a new wave of tensions” in the Middle East following the decision by Washington to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, AFP reported. The comments come after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the move “ignores all international procedures” and would “only aggravate the situation”.

Pentagon chief says $1 billion of funding shifted to border wall
The U.S. Department of Defense shifted $1 billion to plan and build a 57-mile section of “pedestrian fencing”, roads and lighting along the border between the United States and Mexico, the Pentagon chief said on Monday.

Trump allies await results of two internal probes that could expose Russia investigation backstory
Trump allies are now awaiting the results of two long-running internal probes that could expose the backstory behind the Russia probe’s beginnings — and provide more detail on already-documented misconduct among top FBI and DOJ officials. DOJ Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz confirmed at a panel discussion last week that his office is continuing to review potential surveillance abuses by the FBI, a review that began last March and that Fox News is told is nearing completion.

Honduras and Romania proudly announce that they’re following Trump’s lead and moving their Israel embassies to Jerusalem
Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă announced plans Sunday to relocate her nation’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following a similar announcement by Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Tense quiet in southern Israel after night of rockets and airstrikes
Militants fired over 60 rockets into southern Israel and the Israeli military carried out hundreds of strikes in the Gaza Strip overnight…despite …claims that a ceasefire had been reached. IDF fighter jets, combat helicopters, tanks and naval vehicles struck on Tuesday morning, attacking additional terrorist targets…belonging to Hamas in…the central Gaza Strip, as well as a military compound belonging to Palestinian Islamic Jihad…

Trump signs document officially recognizing Israeli control over Golan
With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing at his side, US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an official presidential proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights… “Today I am taking historic action to promote Israel’s ability to defend itself, and really to have very powerful and very strong national security, which they are entitled to have,” Trump said…soon after Netanyahu arrived at the White House…

Gulf states condemn U.S. recognition of Israeli control over Golan
Four Gulf Arab states on Tuesday rejected a US decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, with Riyadh warning the move would hurt the peace process and affect regional stability. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait – all regional allies of Washington that host American troops – criticized the move by President Donald Trump to recognize Israel’s 1981 annexation, and said the territory was “occupied Arab land.”

Mexico demands apology from Spain and the Vatican over conquest
Mexico’s president has sent a letter to Spain’s King Felipe VI and Pope Francis urging them to apologise for human rights abuses committed during the conquest of the region 500 years ago. Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the indigenous peoples of Mexico had been the victims of massacres. Speaking in the ruins of an ancient city, he called for a full account of the abuses.

Venezuela crisis: Fresh power cuts black out Caracas
A second major power cut in just a few hours has plunged the Venezuelan capital Caracas into darkness again, with other regions also affected. It came after a four-hour blackout on Monday which the government sought to blame on opposition sabotage. A nationwide power cut earlier this month prompted looting and desperation in many parts of the country.

US-Mexico border wall: Pentagon authorises $1bn transfer
The Pentagon has authorised the transfer of $1bn (£758m) to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border. The funds are the first under the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to bypass Congress and build the barrier he pledged during his election campaign. Democrats have protested against the move. The funds will be used to build about 57 miles (91km) of fencing.

Caravan of migrants in Mexico starts moving towards U.S.
A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday. The National Migration Institute said the migrants were already inside Mexico when they opted to form a caravan in the southern city of Tapachula on the border with Guatemala.

Can AI Be a Fair Judge in Court? Estonia Thinks So
Government usually isn’t the place to look for innovation in IT or new technologies like artificial intelligence. But Ott Velsberg might change your mind. As Estonia’s chief data officer, the 28-year-old graduate student is overseeing the tiny Baltic nation’s push to insert artificial intelligence and machine learning into services provided to its 1.3 million citizens.

Life as one of China’s 13 million ‘deadbeats’ means slow trains, special ring tones
David Kong was feeling crumpled after a recent business trip to Chongqing, which took more than 30 hours on a hard sleeper known locally in China as the “green-skin train” for its distinctive dark olive hue. The same journey would have taken just three hours by air, or about 12 hours by high speed train, but Kong could not take either as he was a “deadbeat”.

Russia Deploys Troops, Equipment to Venezuela
Russian armed forces reportedly deployed to Venezuela over the weekend as the regime of President Nicolas Maduro continues to face intense pressure from a U.S.-backed political opposition. Two Russian military planes touched down outside the capital Caracas on Saturday carrying nearly a hundred troops and military staff, and 35 tons of cargo, according to media reports.

Article 13: EU’s controversial copyright law due for final vote
The European Parliament on Tuesday plans to take a final vote on a key piece of legislation that could have a significant impact on the future of the internet as Europeans know it. The …EU copyright directive, a proposed law that will overhaul copyright rules in Europe…will govern the way copyrighted content is uploaded to the internet — has many in the tech community throwing their hands up in despair.

The end of school: AI ‘Google brain’ implants to REPLACE education and ‘supercharge IQ’
Top AI expert Nikolas Kairinos believes artificial intelligence will improve people’s lives on a mass scale and dramatically transform the way we learn. The CEO and Founder of Fountech.ai exclusively told Daily Star Online he is working on a revolutionary AI to “personalise education”. “The current area of focus is personalised education – trying to demarketise and de monetise learning so that anyone can learn almost anything using AI,”…

Virus attacks Spain’s defense intranet, foreign state suspected: paper
A computer virus infected the Spanish Defence Ministry’s intranet this month with the aim of stealing high tech military secrets, El País newspaper said on Tuesday, citing sources leading the investigation as suspecting a foreign power behind the cyberattack. A Defence Ministry spokesman said the ministry would not comment.

Mississippi Governor Signs Abortion Ban: I Want to Tell the Lord “I Fought for Innocent Babies”
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a “heartbeat bill” Thursday that will make abortion illegal in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Wisconsin town demanded churches adhere to LGBT ordinances – judge rules against them saying it’s an egregious beach of religious freedom
A judge ruled against a Wisconsin town’s effort to impose its “sexual orthodoxy” on churches through a “nondiscrimination” ordinance that declares all places of worship “public accommodations.”

Pedophiles demand to be included in the LGBT community, say they should be respected and tolerated like everyone else
Pedophiles are rebranding themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to gain acceptance and be included into the LGBT community, according to several reports from LGBT news sites.

JUDGMENT DAY: IDF Begins Massive Airstrikes Throughout Gaza Strip In Response To Hamas Rocket Terror Attack From This Morning
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in ordering the IDF to begin striking dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip in response to an earlier rocket attack from Hamas this morning. There are also reports coming in that this may not just be a one-off act of retaliation, but rather a campaign against terror group Hamas that may last for days or weeks.

Pedophile Priest, Who Raped 150 Children, Killed in Prison by Own Victim
A notorious pedophile priest, who was convicted and jailed for raping 150 children, has been killed in prison by one of his own victims.

MEDIA BLACKOUT: Muslim Somali migrants are bringing a dangerous wave of tuberculosis to Minnesota – taxpayers funding the costly treatment
While parents of schoolchildren in California are being bullied into getting their kids vaccinated and shamed by the mainstream media, refugees are entering our country with highly contagious diseases and the media and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are barely batting an eye.

Vermont Legislature Bans Pastor from Giving Prayer After He Prays for “Everyone’s Right to Life”
…Though Bisson did not mention abortion, pregnancy or unborn babies at all in his devotion, some senators apparently thought his message about “everyone’s right to life” was too controversial and banned him.

Obamacare unconstitutional, Justice Department determines
The Trump administration told a federal appeals court Monday it thinks all of Obamacare is unconstitutional, marking an escalation in its fight against the 2010 law.

ISIS ‘caliphate’ ends in Baghouz, Syria
The five-year battle to wrest control of much of Syria and northern Iraq from the grip of the Islamic State came to an end this weekend in the small, dusty eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, with U.S.-backed forces liberating that last patch of land under Islamic State control and bringing an end to the group’s dreams of a restored “caliphate” in the Middle East.

Hillary Clinton Desperately Tries to Change the Subject After Mueller Report Collapses Her BIG LIE
That’s right. Hillary Clinton swapped one hoax for another and tweeted about the Climate Change hoax on Monday, acting like nothing ever happened.

University of Colorado Denver Politics Course Removes White Authors from Curriculum
A politics course at the University of Colorado Denver has intentionally removed all white authors from its syllabus.

NJ hires the first K-9 officer team to patrol schools full-time
The first K-9 officer team in New Jersey to work full time and perform campus safety and security duties on a high school or college campus comes in the wake of active school shootings happening around the country.

Nearly 110,000 suspected cholera cases reported in Yemen since January
Surge linked to early rains as well as use of contaminated water, with 18 million people lacking access to basic sanitation

Exclusive Audio: CAIR-LA Executive Director Announces Plans to Expand and Mobilize Muslim Community – Open 80 Mosques in California
CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush announced plans to “mobilize the Muslim community.”