1 Jul 2019

Pro-Third Temple Party Makes Move “Guaranteeing Spot in the Next Government”
Zehut, the only political party in Israel’s current election calling for the rebuilding of the Third Temple, has agreed to join forces with Former Education Minister and head of the ‘New Right’ party, Naftali Bennett reports Ynet. Each party was just shy of the required mandates needed to pass Israel’s electoral threshold. However, running on a joint list should have them passing the four-seat minimum threshold required to enter the Knesset (parliament) with flying colors.

Massive Cyprus explosion believed connected to Israeli strikes in Syria
The possibility of a misdirected Israeli or Syrian missile were among the numerous theories floated as to the cause of a loud explosion and large fire in Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus early Monday. Initial reports indicate that the object was a Russian missile, fired against Israeli attacks…

Fatah members threaten to ‘hunt down’ Bahrain conference participants
They go on to say that they will strike with “an iron fist the necks of anyone” who sells out the Palestinian rights and anyone who participates in the Bahrain workshop. Those who attend the workshop, they say, have “opened the gates of Hell on themselves.”

New discovery in Jerusalem’s City of David: 2,000-year-old pilgrimage road
The ancient street is referred to as “Pilgrimage Road,” since archeologists are convinced that this is the path millions of Jews took three times a year when performing the commandment of aliyah l’regel – going up to the holy city of Jerusalem to bring sacrifices to God during Judaism’s three key holidays, Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. The Pilgrimage Road goes all the way from the Shiloah Pool to the area adjacent to the Western Wall known as Robinson’s Arch, where today you can still see remnants of the ancient stairway that led into the Jewish Temple.

Turkey’s Erdogan says S-400 systems will be delivered within 10 days
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the first delivery of the Russian S-400 missile defense system would take place within 10 days, broadcaster NTV reported on Sunday, a day after he said there would be no U.S. sanctions over the deal.

A shocking night for Syria – Analysis
Airstrikes and active air defense across Damascus into the mountains near Lebanon and near Homs 160 km to the north awoke Syrians after midnight in the first hours of Monday. It was the largest series of airstrikes many had seen in months or years,…

Ex-Palestinian Authority Minister Hints that Arabs who attended Bahrain Summit will be Tortured or Executed
Breaking Israel News ran an expose revealing the various torture techniques used by the Palestinian Authority to punish those accused of collaborating with Israel or the “occupation. Some of the victim’s testimonies included prolonged hanging upside-down, boiling plastic to drip onto skin, the removal of nails and teeth, sterilization, sleep deprivation, starvation, murder and even the rape of family members…

US deploys F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar as tensions with Iran surge
The United States has deployed F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to Qatar for the first time, according to the US Air Forces Central Military Command on Friday. The deployment, to the Al Udeid Air Base, a forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command and headquarters of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is intended to “defend American forces and interests,” said officials in a statement. It was not stated how many of the jets were deployed.

Left-Wing Organization Launches Campaign to Troll Democratic Presidential Candidates Against Israel
A radical left-wing group of activists who are against Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria is expanding its organization in hopes of influencing the Democratic primaries. ‘IfNotNow’, a group of anti-Israel activists have opened a non-profit 501(c)(4) and is training their activists to troll Democratic candidates in an effort to force the Israeli/Arab conflict and compel the candidates to take a stand against Israel,…

Papua New Guinea volcanic eruptions force 15,000 from their homes
Volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have forced 15,000 villagers in the country’s northeast to flee their homes, aid agencies said on Sunday. Mount Ulawun on PNG’s northeastern island of New Britain exploded suddenly on Wednesday, shooting an ash column 18 km (11.18 miles) into the air, while nearby Manam erupted on Friday, sending dangerous pyroclastic flows down its slopes.

Tucker Carlson: Debate Shows Democratic Party Has Broken From Reality Into Self-Righteous Fantasy
The Democratic Party went completely insane on Wednesday. That’s been happening for a while, of course — insanity is a process. But Wednesday night at the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 season, they made it official. Elite Democrats have permanently broken with reality. They no longer care about what’s true, what’s possible, even what’s real. They live in a kind of dream-state, a place of fantasy punctuated by howls of self-righteousness.

A shocking night for Syria
Airstrikes and active air defenses across Damascus into the mountains near Lebanon and near Homs 160 km. to the North woke up Syrians after midnight in the first hours of Monday. It was the largest series of airstrikes many had seen in months or years, according to social media accounts tweeting from Syria or in touch with people on the ground.

At least 15 killed during alleged Israeli airstrikes in Syria – report
At least 15 people, among them six civilians including an infant were killed and 21 others wounded by an alleged Israeli airstrike in Damascus and Homs in Syria, Syrian media reported on Monday. “A military source said that the army air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli warplanes at midnight from Lebanese airspace towards some of our military sites in Homs and the surrounding of Damascus,” SANA reported.

Hong Kong: Police and protesters clash on handover anniversary
Police in Hong Kong have clashed with protesters marking the anniversary of its handover from UK to Chinese rule. In chaotic scenes on Monday, police used pepper spray and batons to contain protesters outside a venue hosting an annual flag-raising ceremony. A small group of protesters also smashed into the government building.

Trump in North Korea: KCNA hails ‘amazing’ visit
North Korean state media have hailed US President Donald Trump’s impromptu visit to the country as “an amazing event”. On Sunday, Mr Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea, accompanied by leader Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump had earlier tweeted asking Mr Kim if he would like to meet while the US president was in South Korea.

EU summit: Leaders resume talks after disagreement over top jobs
EU leaders meeting in Brussels remain divided over who should get the EU’s top jobs, including a successor to Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. Talks resumed over breakfast on Monday morning, after the member countries failed to reach agreement at the emergency summit convened on Sunday. Summit chair Donald Tusk decided to have a break for bilateral talks.

Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico’s Guadalajara
Six suburbs in the Mexican city of Guadalajara have been left carpeted in a thick layer of ice after a heavy hail storm. The ice was up to 1.5m (5ft) thick in places, half-burying vehicles. Civil protection machinery was deployed to clear streets in the city of five million located north of Mexico City. Local officials also reported flooding and fallen trees, but no-one is thought to have been hurt.

New York Pride: Bumper crowds attend LGBT march
Hundreds of thousands of revellers have thronged the streets of New York for WorldPride, one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the world. Around 150,000 people took part in the march, 50 years on from the Stonewall riots, with many more watching. The riots, after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, helped to energise the fight for gay equality. This year’s march started outside the inn.

New data shows depth of U.S. mental health crisis
U.S. suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, per Bloomberg’s Cynthia Koons. By the numbers: From 2000 to 2006, the suicide rate in the U.S. increased by an average of about 1% a year. From 2006 through 2016, it increased by 2% a year. There were 1.4 million suicide attempts in 2017 and 47,000 deaths.

Russia plans to tow a nuclear power station to the Arctic. Critics dub it a ‘floating Chernobyl’
Next month, a floating nuclear power plant called the Akademik Lomonosov will be towed via the Northern Sea Route to its final destination in the Far East, after almost two decades in construction. It’s part of Russia’s ambition to bring electric power to a mineral-rich region. The 144-meter (472 feet) long platform painted in the colors of the Russian flag is going to float next to a small Arctic port town of Pevek, some 4,000 miles away from Moscow.

Russia beating U.S. in race for global influence, Pentagon study says
The U.S. is ill-equipped to counter the increasingly brazen political warfare Russia is waging to undermine democracies, the Pentagon and independent strategists warn… The…white paper, prepared for the Joint Chiefs of Staff…says the U.S. is still underestimating the scope of Russia’s aggression, which includes the use of propaganda and disinformation to sway public opinion across Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America.

China Confirms Submarine-Launched Missile Test
China’s Defense Ministry this week confirmed the test firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile the Pentagon regards as a strategic weapon capable of striking anywhere in the United States from underwater launch points. Asked about the test of the new JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile, Sr. Col., Ren Guoqiang, a Defense Ministry spokesman, acknowledged the test firing.

Syrian missile fending off alleged Israeli strike hits Cyprus
A Turkish Cypriot official said…that a Syrian anti-aircraft missile trying to fend off an alleged Israeli raid missed its target and hit ethnically divided Cyprus, causing an explosion outside a village in east Mediterranean island… No injuries were reported. Intensive Israeli airstrikes, reportedly targeting Syrian government targets and Hezbollah bases near the Syrian-Lebanon border…were taking place at the time of the blast…

U.S. envoys on hand at controversial ceremony in Jerusalem
U.S. envoys attended the inauguration of a Jewish heritage site in East Jerusalem on Sunday, signaling support for Israel’s hold over parts of the city that Palestinians want for a future state. Palestinians – who view the heritage project and settlement activities in the Silwan district as moves by Israel to further cement control over areas it captured in the 1967 Middle East war – called the U.S. presence at the event a hostile act.

Palestinians: 95 wounded in East Jerusalem clashes over weekend
At least 95 people were wounded and 20 others had been arrested over the weekend in East Jerusalem as the clashes which were sparked last Thursday over the killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli security forces, show no signs of slowing down. On Saturday evening, the rioters threw rocks and launched fireworks at the police forces, who in turn responded with crowd dispersal measures, which included stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets.

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after Taliban blast injures 100
Afghan security forces on Monday were battling Taliban gunmen who stormed a building in the capital, Kabul, after a bomb-laden truck exploded near the defense ministry at rush hour, injuring at least 100 people, including 35 children… For hours after the attack, sporadic gunfire and explosions could be heard in the area… At least three gunmen entered a building around the defense ministry after the blast, a government security official said.

Over 200 dead as Australia braces for peak flu season, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories |
According to data released separately by Australia’s six states and two territories, at least 228 people have already been killed by the flu and more than 100,000 have been infected compared to only 58,824 in 2018.

Heatwave cooks mussels in their shells on California shore
In all her years working at Bodega Bay, the marine reserve research coordinator Jackie Sones had never seen anything like it: scores of dead mussels on the rocks, their shells gaping and scorched, their meats thoroughly cooked.

European Heat Wave Shatters June Records in 7 Nations; France Set a New All-Time Record High |
A heat wave currently baking parts of Europe has already set new all-time June record highs in seven nations and an all-time record high in France as an intense dome of high pressure taps into hot air from northern Africa.

Herd of cattle swept into river amid Minnesota flooding
A herd of cattle was swept into a raging river amid Minnesota flooding Friday about 87 miles southeast of Minneapolis. Seventeen of the animals survived.

Iran helping dig tunnels in Gaza
In an article in the Hamas daily Al-Risala, Hamza Ismail Abu Shanab, who is affiliated with the terrorist group, describes Iran’s assistance to the Palestinian “resistance organizations”.

Baltimore: ICE Seizes 333 Pounds Of Cocaine Hidden In Secret Containers from CHINA
A Border Enforcement Task Force (BEST) team in Baltimore comprised of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 332 pounds of cocaine in the port of Baltimore June 18.

Pennsylvania Democrats (including Senator) attend events with terror group CAIR representatives
Several state and local officials in Pennsylvania participated in recent days in events hosted by members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is known for spreading antisemitic messages.

Salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas sickens at least 62 people in 8 states, CDC says
Dozens of people in eight U.S. states have been infected with a strain of salmonella after eating fresh papayas imported from Mexico, according to federal health officials.

Girl, 4, is encouraged to touch naked man for weird art performance
Footage showing a four-year-old child being encouraged to touch a naked man’s body for a performance art stunt has sparked outrage in Brazil. …Rather than art, they are calling the show disgusting’ and a crime that ‘incites paedophilia’, the Daily Mail reports.

Conservative writer gets punched, kicked, hit with cement ‘milkshakes’ by left-wing protesters
This is how Democrats debate. War is coming and if you don’t see it, you aren’t paying attention.

BREAKING News About Border Wall And Liberals Are Up In Arms
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately four miles of new border wall system, consisting of four segments, located just south of Rio Grande City and La Grulla within U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector in Starr County, Texas.

UN chief urges action to avert climate change ‘catastrophe’
UN chief Antonio Guterres says climate-related devastation was striking the planet on a weekly basis and warned Sunday that urgent action must be taken to avoid a catastrophe.