13 Jun 2019

Ex-ambassador Haley: Israel’s security is paramount in Trump’s peace deal
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that Israel’s security is paramount in the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century,” When asked in the interview if Israelis should be worried about a quid pro quo situation after the US recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Haley answered, “When the peace team came up with this plan, one of the main goals of Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt was to prevent harm to Israel’s national security interests.” “I think everyone should look at the program with an open mind. Everyone should want a peace plan, everyone should strive for a better situation, and I think it can happen.”

Did the US Ambassador Misspeak or Was He Hinting at a Trump Plan for Israel to Annex Judea and Samaria?
The identity of Judea and Samaria as part of Biblical Israel is clear but the ambiguity and uncertainty of the region are based in its turbulent role in modern Israeli history. In the 1967 Six Day War, Israel’s miraculous victory against overwhelming Arab armies resulted in Israel taking control of large swaths of territory included in God’s promise to Abraham as described in the Bible.

Iranians View Trump as ‘Tougher’ Than Obama, But Will it Push Them to More Extreme Actions?
Obama was perceived as weak by the Iranians. This became even more evident when in 2016, the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized two U.S. naval boats and their crews, humiliating them personally and embarrassing America as a whole. On the other hand, Zisser said, “the Iranians are under pressure because of Trump, and therefore, due to their fear of him, they are more assertive.” Zisser pointed out that Trump “is tougher than Obama,” and this “deters the Iranians and puts pressure on them.”

Netanyahu Reveals Israel Is Carrying Out Preemptive Strikes Against Iran and Hezbollah in Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged on Wednesday that the Jewish state was carrying out preemptive attacks against enemy targets, such as Iran and Hezbollah, in Syria. “The chain of tests that we are dealing with is unending. We respond vigorously and with force to all attacks against us; however, we do not take action only after the fact. We deny the enemy’s capabilities before the fact. We are acting methodically and consistently to prevent our enemies from establishing offensive bases against us in our vicinity,”

Middle East crisis: Oil prices spike after tankers attacked amid heightened US-Iran tensions
Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Yair Netanyahu: “Trump is a Rock Star!”
In an interview with Blaze TV released on Tuesday and set to be aired on Wednesday, Yair was asked about the media’s portrayal of Trump as an antisemite. “President [Donald] Trump is the best friend that Israel and the Jewish people have ever had in the White House and will be remembered in Jewish history forever,” Yair Netanyahu said. “The Jewish people still remember King Cyrus the Great from Persia, who recognized Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. So we have a long-term memory.” “The vast majority of Israelis adore America and adore President Trump,” Yair said. “He’s a real rock star in Israel.”

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib
Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying on Wednesday.

Trump says he would ‘want to hear’ dirt on 2020 rivals from foreign governments, suggests he wouldn’t contact FBI
If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’ — oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”

Democrat Presidential Candidate Promises to Revive Iran Nuclear Deal, Cut Military Aid to Israel
Additionally, Buttigieg, who is running fourth in a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom/CNN poll, warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against fulfilling his campaign promise to annex parts of Judea and Samaria.

Nasa admits it can’t explain why a mysterious ‘abyss’ has opened up in the clouds of Jupiter
Nasa has identified an ominous-looking hole in the clouds of Jupiter and admitted it cannot explain why the ‘abyss’ has appeared.

Attack on ships in Gulf of Oman occurred near Iran’s Jask navy base
The alleged attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman occurred just forty miles off the coast of a secretive Iranian naval base where submarine-launched anti-ship missiles were tested in February. The Jask base was established in 2008. According to reports it is initially under the control of the Iranian navy, while the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps run other bases in the Persian Gulf.

US, Argentina hold workshop on countering Hezbollah terror
The United States and Argentina held a workshop this week on countering Hezbollah’s terror activities in the Western Hemisphere, a month before the 25th anniversary of the AMIA bombings. The workshop, held in Buenos Aires on June 11-12, saw law enforcement personnel and financial practitioners attended Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru, as did representatives from Ameripol.

Israel strikes Gaza targets after rocket fire
Israel struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning after the launching of a rocket towards Israeli border communities. The IDF said fighter jets “attacked an underground terror infrastructure on a military compound belonging to the Hamas terror group in the southern Gaza Strip.The attack was carried out in response to the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip earlier in the night.”

Hong Kong extradition protests leave city in shock
Authorities have shut some government offices in Hong Kong’s financial district after the worst violence the city has seen in decades. By Thursday morning the crowds had largely dispersed around government headquarters – where police and protesters had pitched battles on Wednesday. The protesters are angry about plans to allow extradition to mainland China.

Trump: US to send 1,000 troops to Poland in new deal
The US will deploy 1,000 more troops to Poland, President Donald Trump has said during a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda. President Trump said the force would be taken from America’s 52,000-strong contingent in Germany, and include drones and other military hardware. He fell short, however, of committing to a permanent US base in the country.

Turkey to get Russian S-400 missile system ‘in July’ amid row over US jets
Turkey’s President Erdogan says he hopes a Russian missile system that Washington sees as a threat to US jets will be delivered in July. The US had said Turkey could not have both the S-400 anti-aircraft defence system and US F-35 fighter jets. But Mr Erdogan said Turkey would hold to account anyone who excluded Turkey from the F-35 programme.

Gulf of Oman tanker blasts: Crews rescued safely
Dozens of crew members have been rescued after abandoning two oil tankers hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman. Ship operators said 21 crew on board the Kokuka Courageous and 23 on the Front Altair had been evacuated. Iran rescued the 44 after an “accident”, state media said, although the cause is unconfirmed. The US Navy said it received two distress calls.

IDF to cut number of civilian guards in Israeli settlements in West Bank
The IDF’s Central Command decided not to increase the funds allocated for security of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, effectively cutting the number of civilian guards stationed in the area, according to two memos sent by the military on Tuesday. In two letters sent to the heads of West Bank settlements of: Elon Moreh, Kfar Adumim, Kedar, Kiryat Arba, Alon and Eli, the military said the personnel will be cut down due to budgetary problems.

IDF: Lebanon drone penetrates Israeli air space
A drone from Lebanon crossed into Israeli airspace on Wednesday before turning back across the border. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the drone was observing Israeli troop movements. The incident occurred at around midday, when the unmanned aerial vehicle crossed over the western sector of the border, over the town of Shlomi in Western Galilee. The IDF said the incident was being investigated using Israeli surveillance information.

Putin says U.S.-Russia relations are getting ‘worse and worse’
President Vladimir Putin said relations between Moscow and Washington were getting worse and worse, noting in an interview published on Thursday that the current U.S. administration had imposed dozens of sanctions on Russia. Putin made his gloomy assessment ahead of a G20 summit in Japan later this month at which he might meet U.S. President Donald Trump.

Nolte: Death Spiral Continues as CNN Loses One-Third of Primetime Audience
The far-left CNN’s ratings death spiral marched into last week as the fake news network lost one-third of its primetime audience and a breathtaking 55 percent of its demo viewers.

The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear…”

UN to send deputy envoy to US Mideast peace conference
After weeks of hesitation, the United Nations announced Wednesday that it is sending its deputy Middle East coordinator to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan.

Teen Vogue Advises 16-Year-Old On How To Obtain Abortion Without Parents Permission
The always wholesome magazine Teen Vogue is now advising minors on ways they can violate their parents’ wishes and obtain an abortion without their permission.

Report: Hezbollah planned huge, game-changing attacks on Israel targets globally
For three and a half years, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency played a cat-and-mouse game with the Hezbollah terror group to stymie its efforts to establish explosives storehouses from Thailand to New York, an Israeli intelligence official confirmed this week.

Catholic Church Rules People ‘Cannot Change or Choose Their Gender’
The Vatican has released an official document outlining the Catholic Church’s stance that people cannot choose or change their own gender.

The Dems New Election Rigging Scheme Might Just Work
If the Democrat Left is pushing a new way for people to cast their ballots, you can be sure of one thing: It’s because they believe they can game the system and use it to pad their ballot counts on election day.

WTO Warns Global Trade May Plunge 17% In Full Trade War
“…threats to wipe out all bilateral trade via prohibitive tariffs, this could have the impact of…” 

Federal Spending Tops $3 Trillion Through May for First Time; Deficit Hits $738 Billion
For the first time in the history of the United States, the federal government has spent more than $3 trillion in the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

Venezuela: Overcrowded Morgue Asks Families to Take Bodies Home
An overcrowded morgue in San Cristóbal, western Venezuela, has asked families of the deceased to take their bodies home or face their relatives being buried in a communal, unmarked grave, La Nación reported