2 Dec 2019

Pope Advances One World Religion Agenda: Presents Buddhist Leader with Manifesto
Pope Francis topped off his three-day visit to Thailand last Saturday with a meeting with Thailand’s supreme Buddhist patriarch Somdej Phra Maha Muneewong at Bangkok’s Ratchabophit Temple. The meeting took place in front of a 150-year-old gold statue of Buddha. The Pope followed Buddhist custom by removing his shoes. During the meeting, the Pope gave the Buddhist Patriarch the Declaration on Human Brotherhood. “You assume that the pope is Catholic but he is certainly not acting like a Catholic,” Rabbi Asore said. “These alliances, his actions, are certainly not what a Catholic would do.”

Defense Minister Authorizes Project that’ll Double Jewish Population in Hebron
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria to inform the Hebron municipality of a plan for a new Jewish neighborhood in the historic Jewish market on Sunday.

Gantz, Netanyahu readying compromises on unity
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is prepared to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in making compromises ahead of the December 11 deadline to form a government and prevent a third election in under a year, sources close to Gantz said on Sunday.

IRGC’s Qassem Soleimani visits Baghdad as Iraqi PM resigns – report
Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, is currently in Iraq as Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi tendered his resignation before the Iraqi parliament over the weekend, according to Al Arabiya. Soleimani was also sent to Iraq in October to help advise the government on the crackdown. According to Al Arabiya, he met with Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) militias and told them to support Mahdi during the October visit.

‘Judaism is severely under threat in all of Europe’
Jews in Europe face not only growing anti-Semitism but also new legal restrictions to traditional Jewish practices, warns CER chief. ‘everywhere in Europe, our religious practice is severely under threat’.

New U.S. ambassador to UN to visit Israel
Kelly Craft, a major Trump donor, expected to visit Western Wall, northern and southern border regions, where she will be briefed on activities of Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Syria and Lebanon

The sun has been without spots for 18 consecutive days–a sign that Solar Minimum is underway. Many people think Solar Minimum is uninteresting. Not so……..

Rare late November tornado touches down as storms drop hail in central Iowa
Around 4:00 p.m. Saturday, a few weak thunderstorms had developed west of the Des Moines metro. These cells produced thunder, lightning, small hail, and a brief tornado touchdown. Several first responders were in the severe weather affected counties to help provide updates and keep residents safe. As of 6:00 PM, no injuries have been reported.

Europe becomes cocaine exporter as countries overflow with drug
uropean countries have become so saturated with cocaine that the region has now become a hub for exporting the drug to markets such as Australia, Turkey and Russia, according to new data. Record levels of production of the drug in South America and new smuggling routes opening up into the continent means that Europe is now a transit area for the export of cocaine.

Zechariah’s Vision of Plague of Rotting Flesh Appears in China
Despite advances in modern medicine, China is setting up roadblocks to cope with an outbreak of an ancient plague that once wiped out one-third of the world’s population and may have been one of the plagues that God used to strike Egypt.

Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu discuss Iranian threat
US President Donald Trump spoke on Sunday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran and other issues… “The leaders discussed the threat from Iran, as well as other critical bilateral and regional issues,” the statement read…While details of the discussion have not been released, it comes as Netanyahu and the Foreign Ministry sharply criticized six European countries for their intention to join INSTEX…

‘Antisemitic’ Belgian carnival to mock Jews again, gives up UNESCO status
A Belgian town that sparked outraged for featuring an antisemitic float in its renowned carnival has decided to renounce their UN cultural heritage status after dealing with the accusations, the German publication DW reported on Sunday. The mayor of Aalst, Christoph D’Haese, also said it is “unavoidable” that Jews will be mocked again in the 2020 edition.

Iraq unrest: Parliament approves PM Abdul Mahdi’s resignation
Iraq’s parliament has approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi following weeks of unrest. It is unclear who will take over from Mr Abdul Mahdi. The parliament speaker said President Barham Saleh would be asked to name a new prime minister. Meanwhile the Pope has become the latest figure to condemn security forces’ use of lethal force.

Spy chiefs on alert for London Bridge copycats
An associate of the London Bridge killer was arrested as security agencies scrambled to stamp out the threat of copycat attacks. Nazam Hussain, 34, was held in a police raid on his home in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. Last night he was recalled to prison for a suspected breach of licence conditions.

UN chief says humanity’s ‘war against nature’ must stop
The devastating impact of global warming that threatens humanity is a pushback from Nature under assault, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Sunday ahead of a key climate conference. “For many decades the human species has been at war with the planet, and now the planet is fighting back,” he said, decrying the “utterly inadequate” efforts of the world’s major economies to curb carbon pollution.

‘World first’ cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
The Australian state of New South Wales rolled out “high definition detection cameras” on Sunday, designed to catch drivers using cell phones behind the wheel. Andrew Constance, New South Wales’ minister for roads, said the “world-first” technology would target illegal cell phone use through “fixed and mobile trailer-mounted cameras.”

China suspends U.S. military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs
China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several U.S. non-government organizations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.” The measures were announced by China’s Foreign Ministry in response to U.S. legislation passed last week supporting anti-government protesters.

Turkish economy returns to growth, government eyes acceleration in 2020
Turkey’s economy grew 0.9% year-on-year tmsnrt.rs/2P6vV18 in the third quarter, breaking three consecutive quarters of contraction as it shook off a recession which followed last year’s currency crisis. Turkey has a track record of 5% growth, but a 30% slide in the lira last year pushed up inflation and interest rates, while domestic demand tumbled. The central bank has since slashed rates to revive activity.

Netanyahu, Pompeo to meet in London
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in London on Tuesday, two senior officials told Channel 13 on Sunday. The meeting is set to take place during the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance summit in Britain.

M6.0 earthquake hits Andreanof Islands, Alaska
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 05:01 UTC on December 2, 2019 (19:01 LT, December 1). The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was located 127 km (79 miles) WSW of Adak, U.S. and 1 468 km (913 miles) ESE of Klyuchi, Russia.