20 Aug 2019

Is Rashida Tlaib Actually a Jew?
Though much of the media was focused on Tlaib’s “sitty” (grandmother in Arabic) there was a significant detail they missed. Many of the older residents of her village, Beit Ur El Foka in the Shomron (Samaria) region have a tradition that everyone in the village is indeed descended from Jews. ‘It is well-known that everyone in the village of Bet Ur El Foka is descended from Jews,” MiSinai told Breaking Israel News. … I would advise Rashida to have a serious talk with her grandmother about her family’s history. There are indications that there may be some surprises for the congresswoman.”

Ebola Continues to Spread in Congo, Stoking Regional Tension
BLANTYRE, Malawi—Hundreds of people continue to be exposed to the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), raising fears of the disease spreading to neighboring countries and the wider region. The World Health Organization (WHO) team in the DRC has reported 70 to 80 cases a week. “The current rate of transmission can be described as intense,” Dr. Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the WHO response team in the DRC, told The Epoch Times.

Mueller accused of lying about ‘Russian agent’
Mifsud “was being directed specifically, he was asked to connect George Papadopoulos to Russia, meaning it was an operation, some form of intelligence operation,” Solomon said. “That was the lawyer’s own words for this. If that’s the case that means the flash point the started the whole investigation was in fact manufactured from the beginning.”

Iranian official: We never should’ve signed nuclear deal
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and the military adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told NBC News on Monday that his country should never have signed the 2015 nuclear deal that has now been renounced by US President Donald Trump.

Modeling agency provided Jeffrey Epstein with over 1000 underage girls – report
One of Epstein’s partners, Jean-Luc Bruno, was suspected of providing the pedophile with minors for the purpose of sexually assaulting them. Bruno opened an international modeling agency by the name of MC2 through which he managed to collect approximately 1000 teenage girls for Epstein.

William Barr Removes Bureau of Prisons Chief in Wake of Jeffrey Epstein Suicide
The shakeup is beginning. In a statement, Barr announced that Hugh Hurwitz, who had served as acting director of the Bureau of Prisons since last year, would be out of the top spot.

Planned Parenthood Set to Lose $60 Million: Court of Appeals Upholds Trump Administration’s Effort to Defund The Abortion Giant
A US appeals court refused to block new rules Friday from the Trump administration that prohibit clinics that receive federal funds from referring patients for abortions. That’s a big blow to Planned Parenthood. The nation’s largest abortion provider has been in the Title X program for decades and receives almost $60 million in funding from the program each year. But the appeals court has now rejected a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood and others to overturn the Trump administration’s new rules.

Iraq Shuts Down all Air Travel to Stop Israeli Strikes on Iranian Installations
On Friday, Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi established new guidelines, declaring his country’s airspace off-limits to military traffic from other countries including the U.S. “The prime minister ordered to revoke all special flight permits in Iraqi airspace for reconnaissance aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft with weapons, fighters, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles of all kinds available to the Iraqi and non-Iraqi sides”, an official Iraq government statement said after an Iraqi National Security Council meeting this week.

Christian group asking court for permanent right to be Christian
A faith-based student group is awaiting a federal court ruling that will determine if it has the legal right to decide who leads its Michigan chapter. InterVarsity sued Wayne State University last year after the school revoked its status as a recognized student group in 2017, citing the “discriminatory” policy that InterVarsity chooses its student leaders who adhere to biblical beliefs.

US tests first cruise missile since Russian/US INF Treaty expired
“The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the Department of Defense’s development of future intermediate-range capabilities,”

Hamas gives Israel ultimatum: Allow Qatari funds to Gaza or face escalation
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks and rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Hamas has threatened to escalate the situation if Israel does not commit to allowing the transfer of Qatari money to Gaza at the same time as the electricity supply increases, a member of the terrorist organization told the Lebanese newspaper Al-Ahbar.

Syrian war monitor: Rebels withdrew; Jihadists: We’re still fighting
A Syrian war monitor said rebels had withdrawn from a town in southern Idlib province and from their last territory in neighboring Hama province after government advances, though an insurgent group denied this and said they were still fighting. The recovery of these areas would mark an important gain for President Bashar al-Assad into the northwestern region which is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria.

Hong Kong: British consulate worker ‘detained at China border’
The UK Foreign Office has expressed concern over reports that a Hong Kong consulate employee has been detained at the Chinese border. Media reports say Simon Cheng, who is thought to be from Hong Kong, is believed to have gone missing on 8 August while on a business trip. The Foreign Office said it was “seeking further information from authorities in Guangdong Province and Hong Kong”.

Syrian civil war: ‘Three killed’ in attack on Turkish convoy
A Syrian government air strike aiming to stop a Turkish convoy reaching a rebel-held town in northern Syria has killed three civilians, Turkey alleges. Another 12 people were injured in the attack in Idlib province on Monday, the Turkish defence ministry said. Idlib, one of the few areas not under government control, was supposed to be protected by a buffer zone agreed with rebel-backing Turkey last year.

INF nuclear treaty: US tests medium-range cruise missile
The US has tested a medium-range cruise missile weeks after pulling out of a key treaty with Russia that banned such nuclear-capable weapons. The Pentagon said it successfully launched the missile off the coast of California on Sunday. Moscow accused the US of “escalating military tensions”.

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession
Germany, Europe’s industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country’s central bank Monday — a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone and the United States.

This Isn’t Normal: Kansas And Oklahoma Have Been Hit By 65 Earthquakes Within The Last 7 Days
What are we supposed to think when rather large earthquakes start happening in places that aren’t supposed to have large earthquakes? 2019 has been quite a year for seismic activity already, and I understand that we should expect to see earthquakes in diverse places, but if someone told me that the U.S. was just hit by a significant quake one of the last places that I would check would be Kansas.

Study Links Fluoridated Water During Pregnancy to Lower IQs
An influential medical journal published a study…that links fluoride consumption during pregnancy with lower childhood IQs—a finding that could undermine decades of public-health messaging, fire up conspiracy theorists, and alarm mothers-to-be. The research was expected to be so controversial that JAMA Pediatrics included an editor’s note saying…it was subjected to “additional scrutiny.”

Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals
Planned Parenthood said…it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants…from referring women to abortion providers. Planned Parenthood…said its move was spurred by a federal appeals court decision…clearing the administration’s way to restrict Title X grants under a new policy critics have branded a “gag rule.”

U.S. scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests. The Palestinians cut all ties with the U.S. after it recognized disputed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017…

Chinese Social Credit Score Prevents 2.5 Million “Discredited Entities” From Buying Plane Tickets

Coming to the west soon…

Thousands evacuated as major wildfire rages on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
More than 8 000 people were evacuated from dozens of towns on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain after wildfire which broke on Saturday, August 17, 2019, near the town of Tejeda spread in two directions and scorched more than 1 700 (4 200 acres) of land by Sunday afternoon, August 18.

Jewish leaders applaud Paraguay over terrorist designation
Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, on Monday praised Paraguay for designating Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations.

Students At California High School Sang Nazi Song And Gave Hitler Salute During An Award Ceremony Sparking Outrage After School Fails To Address
Anti-semitism is poised to be making a comeback these days, but what more outrageous is the fact that this incident did not seem to cause much if any outrage in the high school in southern California where it took place. School officials there seemed like it was no big deal .

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Now Claims That They Are The Biblical Canaanites, Zechariah Tells Them What Their Fate Shall Be
I like this story, it brings a smile to my face and I will tell you why. I am been saying for years now that I view the so-called Palestinians are the descendants of the biblical Canaanites, and now Mahmoud Abbas is agreeing with me. In the article below you will read about why these claims he is making are ‘problematic’, but the ‘scholars’ all come to the wrong conclusion as to why such claims are problematic. The prophet Zechariah shows us the real scoop.

Iran warns U.S. not to interfere as Gilbraltar releases oil tanker
An Iranian tanker headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have “heavy consequences.”

Lying Israel-hater Geraldo Rivera says he was ‘really hurt’ that Israel barred Omar, Tlaib
At this point one has to wonder if the pro-jihad Geraldo Rivera is CAIR’s spokesperson on Fox News. Fox News is making a big mistake by subjecting their audience to Rivera’s lies, idiocy, and anti-Israel propaganda. In fact, Rivera is making the Fox segments that he participates in unwatchable. #FireGeraldo!

It Begins: Pentagon Tests First Land-Based Cruise Missile Post-INF Treaty
 “It’s fair to say, though, that we would like to deploy a capability sooner rather than later,”