April 15, 2019

Report: Trump plan won’t include Palestinian state
Sources familiar with “Deal of the Century” say plan will focus heavily on Israeli security concerns. …but is likely to stop short of ensuring a separate, fully sovereign Palestinian state, people familiar with the main elements of the effort told The Washington Post on Sunday.

‘I can’t be anti-Semitic alone, try it with me together’
the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill hosted the Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics, and Possibilities conference, which was cosponsored by Duke University and funded in part by a federal grant of some $235,000. The footage taken by Horowitz includes a performance by the anti-Zionist Israeli-Arab rapper Tamer Nafar, who can be heard calling on the audience to “go that anti-Semitic”, before launching into a rendition of the song “Mama, I Fell in Love With a Jew”,…. “Let’s try it together. I need your help because I cannot be anti-Semitic alone,” Nafar continued, later telling the audience, “You look beautifully anti-Semitic.”

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could hold first summit with Putin next week
“Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to make a trip to the Far East region around April 24,” a source told Yonhap News Agency. “Chances are fairly high that a summit between Russia and North Korea could take place around that time.”

A deadly drug resistant fungus threatens the world
The Candida Auris attacks patients with a weakened immune system. It was first discovered in 2009 in Japan, but an analysis of Candida strains revealed it was already identified in 1996 in South Korea. In the past five years it has been seen in a neo-natal ward in Venezuela, a hospital in Spain, and has forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit. The fungus has also been identified in India, Pakistan and South Africa.

Border Patrol Union President Says It’s ‘Absolutely Legal’ To Drop Illegals In Sanctuary Cities
“It’s absolutely legal,” Judd explained. “But I’m going to get beaten up by the hard left for this comment. But this is actually a brilliant move on the president’s part.”

Hacker Group Posts Hundreds Of Law Officer Records
The Associated Press counted at least 1,400 unique records of employees of the FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police, U.S. Park Police and other federal agencies as well as police and sheriffs’ deputies in North Carolina and Florida. The records included home addresses and phone numbers, emails and employers’ names.

Franklin Graham reminds Buttigieg who determines sin
“To set the record straight, Mr. Mayor, the issue isn’t whether somebody has a problem with who you are – the issue is that we all have a problem with God because of our sin,” the preacher from North Carolina told Buttigieg via social media. “And it applies to every single human being. God loves us, and the Bible says we are all sinners who need God’s forgiveness – which He offers if we repent and turn from our sin and put our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.” “We don’t define sin – God does in His Word, the Bible,”

Syphilis Is Spreading Across Rural America
Public health officials say rural counties across the Midwest and West are becoming the new battleground. While syphilis is still concentrated in cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta and Las Vegas, its continued spread into places like Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma creates a new set of challenges.

Madagascar measles epidemic kills over 1,200 people
Madagascar is currently facing the largest measles outbreak in its history, as cases have grown beyond 115,000, according to AP.

17 Wounded and Several Killed in Alleged Israeli Airstrike on Iranian Military Site in Syria
Syrian news reported on an airstrike at around 2:30 am on Saturday in Central Syria that targeted three locations, destroying several buildings, injured 17 military personnel, and killed several others.

Even more frightening than military AI: an AI President of the Republic?
A recent survey by the IE University in Madrid reveals that one in four Europeans would be ready to put an artificial intelligence in power. Should we be concerned for democracy or, on the contrary, welcome Europeans’ confidence in technology? “The idea of a pragmatic machine, impervious to fraud and corruption” is one of the reasons that seems most compelling to the interviewees.

Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Japanese regulators have effectively given the green light to research involving human-animal chimera embryos, which are created by implanting human pluripotent stem cells into animals in early development. The revised guidelines, issued in early March, lift a previous requirement to terminate such embryos after 14 days. The revisions now pave the way for Japanese scientists to study how to grow human organs in animals as an alternative to organ transplantation, and to produce better models to study human development and disease.

Survey: Millenials Know Almost Nothing About Holocaust
A survey conducted by Schoen Consulting in Canada for the Azrieli Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference revealed some disturbing data about Holocaust awareness

No Tsunami After 5+ Earthquake Hualalai, Hawaii
“Although the earthquake occurred under the east margin of Hualālai volcano, there is no indication at this time that the event is related to volcanic activity,” said geophysicist Brian Shiro, HVO’s seismic network manager. “The location and depth of this event suggest it is likely related to flexure or settling of the crust beneath the weight of the island.”