2 Aug 2019

There might be something to ‘deal of the century’ after all
The Palestinian position is being criticized more and more in the Arab world, both on social media and by journalists and bloggers. Even some politicians are expressing such views – which would have been unthinkable just a decade ago. The outline of the deal is being revealed bit by bit. It is not just the economic plan whose gist was presented at the Bahrain summit in June. There is no Palestinian statehood in the “deal of the century,” only autonomy, as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, a silent member of the administration’s Mideast peace team, has revealed. Friedman warned the Palestinians that the Clinton, Olmert, Kerry and Obama proposals are no longer on the table.

Video shows Chinese army ‘practicing’ shooting protesters
Just on the heels of new reports of a significant build-up of Chinese security forces on Hong Kong’s border, with the White House monitoring what an admin official described as “a congregation of Chinese forces” outside the city, the chief of the Chinese military garrison in Hong Kong has warned that the army stands ready to “protect” Chinese sovereignty. A military crackdown could be imminent,…

Trump’s Grandchild Sent to Jewish Summer Camp to Learn Importance of Israel
Ivanka Trump dropped her kids off at Camp Morasha (inheritance) for a 3-day retreat reported Matzav. The Lakewood PA camp welcomed Ivanka’s eldest, Arabella, to their ‘Morasha Mania’ program. The sleepaway camp’s mission according to its site is to: “nurture the camper’s commitment to Torah, Modern Orthodoxy, and Zionism”. Among other things, the camp “inculcates the value of good citizenship — as Jews, Americans, and supporters of Israel”. Their site

Japan Approves Scientist’s Plan to Create World’s First Humanimals
For the first time, a government is supporting a plan to create animal embryos with human cells and bring them to term, resulting in a type of humanimal known as a human-animal chimera. According to Nature, a committee from Japan’s science ministry signed off on a request by researchers to grow human pancreases in either rats or mice, the first such experiment to gain approval since a government ban was reversed earlier this year. “Finally, we are in a position to start serious studies in this field after 10 years of preparation,” lead researcher Hiromitsu Nakauchi told the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

FBI: Agents retrieve ‘missing’ evidence from James Comey’s home
Hillary Clinton, while U.S. secretary of state for Barack Obama, kept emails with classified information on an unsecure server in her home. James Comey, who was FBI director at the time, didn’t do that. But he kept memos with classified information in his home. We know because the FBI revealed that’s where it obtained them, according to government watchdog Judicial Watch.

2 tropical waves on horizon: one has 70% chance of becoming a tropical depression; closer storm could bring weekend rain to Florida
A tropical wave in the west Atlantic gained strength and has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression over the next five days, while another threatens rain over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday morning. The tropical wave in the mid-Atlantic Ocean has continued to gain strength as it traverses through a “corridor of favorable conditions” for tropical development about 900 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, said WOFL-Fox 35 meteorologist Jayme King. The storm is moving through an area of warm, moist air and low wind shear giving it a strong chance of organization and growth into a powerful system.

U.S. pulls out of 30-year nuclear treaty with Russia
U.S. President Donald Trump made the determination that the United States would terminate adherence to the 1987 arms control accord, known as the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)… The treaty bans either side from stationing short- and intermediate-range, land-based missiles in Europe. Washington signaled its intention six months ago to pull out of the agreement if Russia made no move to adhere to it.

Trump escalates trade war with more China tariffs
US President Donald Trump has said he will impose a fresh 10% tariff on another $300bn (£247bn) of Chinese goods, in a sharp escalation of a trade war between the two countries. It came after the latest round of bilateral talks showed little sign of a breakthrough. The new tariffs, due to take effect on 1 September, effectively tax all Chinese imports to the US.

N Korea conducts third weapons test in eight days
North Korea has fired two projectiles which South Korean officials say appear to have been a new type of short-range missile. The launch, the third in just over a week, came from North Korea’s east coast early on Friday. The string of tests are being seen as reaction to planned military exercises between South Korea and the US.

Japan to strike South Korea off trusted export list as rift deepens
Japan will remove South Korea from its list of trusted trade partners, deepening a bitter row between the two countries. The decision to strike South Korea off its so-called “white list” puts fresh trading restrictions on the country. South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday condemned Tokyo’s “selfish” act and threatened possible retaliation.

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel independently
Women in Saudi Arabia can now travel abroad without a male guardian’s permission, royal decrees say. The new rule announced on Friday allows women over the age of 21 to apply for a passport without authorisation, putting them on an equal footing to men. Women are also being given the right to register births, marriage or divorce.

Yemen war: Houthi missile attack on military parade kills 32
At least 32 people have been killed in an attack by the rebel Houthi movement on a military parade in Yemen. The parade in the southern port city of Aden was targeted by missiles and an armed drone, a Houthi-run TV channel says. Aden is the seat of Yemen’s internationally recognised government. Earlier, 10 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a police station in the city. It is not clear if the two attacks are linked.

Venezuela: Socialist ‘Death Squads’ Targeting Opposition Activists
The Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela is stepping up the operations of “death squads” aimed at eliminating all opposition to the socialist regime, El Mundo detailed in a report on Wednesday. At a military ceremony in 2017, dictator Nicolás Maduro launched a new security unit known as the Special Action Forces (FAES), which he declared would “join the fight against crime, against terrorism and against right-wing terrorist groups.”

German City Rocked After Kazakh Man Hacked to Death by Syrian Migrant in Broad Daylight
A local news bureau reported “shock” in the German city of Stuttgart after a 36-year-old man was hacked to death with…a…sword in the middle of the street… The attack took place in front of dozens of witnesses and was filmed by passers-by on mobile phones from multiple angles, and saw a man, a 36-year old German resident of Kazakhstan origin, lying on the floor and being repeatedly hacked at and stabbed with a sword…

Syrian media: Israeli missile hits in Quneitra
An Israeli missile hit a village in the Quneitra countryside in Syria’s Golan Heights near the frontier between the two countries on Thursday, Syrian state media said. State news agency SANA described it as “an Israeli attack” that caused only material damages. The Al Majd Hadith TV channel reported that Hezbollah militants were seen in the area sometime before the strike.

Facebook And Other Tech Companies Spending Millions Of Dollars To Create Technology Capable Of Reading Your Mind, And They’re Succeeding
It is a sobering reality when you come to the startling conclusion that Facebook is not a product, no, not by a long shot. To paraphrase that classic line from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life‘, Facebook isn’t selling, they’re buying. What are they purchasing? You. You’re the product field they have purchased for the purpose of cultivating and harvesting.

Report: Police Depts Ditching Facial Recognition Technology
Several police departments are eliminating the use of facial recognition technology due to costs, privacy concerns, and limited resources, Defense One reports. The Orlando Police Department in Florida halted its facial recognition pilot program this month, citing resources.

Why Muslim Friends Betray
One of the most troubling aspects of the recent gang-rape and murder of a 60-year-old Christian teacher in Syria was reported on Arabic media as follows (in translation):

Evangelical Climate Change Scientist-Turned-Doomsday Prophet
Students at three evangelical colleges were used as guinea pigs several years ago to see if a scientist who is also an evangelical Christian could persuade the schools’ devout students that climate change was a man-made catastrophe requiring urgent action to combat.

SoCal hospital director arrested on child pornography charges
The director of artificial intelligence medicine at Cedars-Sinai hospital has been charged with distributing and possessing child pornography, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

Are Dems Prepping Michelle Obama For A Hail-Mary Toss Against Trump?
“There is one person that would crush Trump – and she hasn’t announced yet. And her last name rhymes with Obama. In fact, it is Obama – Michelle Obama…”

Pennsylvania to Allow Gender Option ‘X’ on Driver’s Licenses
Pennsylvania will soon allow residents who wish not to be identified as male or female to select gender option “X” on their driver’s licenses.

Dead People Aren’t Just Voting, This Guy Donated $2500 to Rashida Tlaib FROM HIS GRAVE!
Are Democrats so desperate that they now have to solicit money from dead people? Apparently they are. We already know that lots of dead people vote Democrat:

Gaza Border Attack: ‘Terrorist infiltrated Israel, hid for 2 hours before attack’
A senior IDF officer in the Gaza Division spoke about the incident on Wednesday night in which an IDF officer and two soldiers were lightly wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a terrorist at the Gaza border.

Mormon GOP Chair: Bank Blockade On Marijuana Needs To End Now
We now need to, I think, move forward and see if there’s some way we can draft legislation that will deal with the issue.”