22 Dec 2019

Israel decides all discussions about ICC issue are confidential
The Israeli government decided to approve a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make all discussions about a recent statement by the International Criminal Court saying that the court wants to investigate Israel for war crimes confidential, according to section 35 of Israel’s Basic Law.

Egypt to begin importing natural gas from Israel by mid-January
Egypt will begin importing natural gas from Israel by mid-January 2020, a senior industry source said on Sunday. Israeli gas exports to Egypt will gradually reach 7 billion cubic meters, the source said on condition of anonymity. Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings reached a landmark deal last year with the Israeli companies operating the Israeli fields Leviathan and Tamar.

Cuba names Manuel Marrero Cruz as first prime minister since 1976
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has appointed the country’s first prime minister in more than 40 years – the tourism minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz. The post of prime minister was scrapped in 1976 by the then revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. It was reinstated under the rules of a new constitution for the communist-run island passed earlier this year.

How Trump is filling the liberal 9th Circuit with conservatives
A bastion of liberalism in the federal judiciary is slowly turning rightward, threatening Democratic court challenges on everything from abortion to who gets a green card. The Senate confirmation of Lawrence VanDyke and Patrick Bumatay to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this month brought to nine the number of appointments President Donald Trump has made to the 29-member bench…

Russian-backed forces gain ground in rebel-held northwest Syria
Russian-backed Syrian forces have gained ground after a week-long renewed assault against the last opposition enclave in Syria’s northwest, the biggest such push in more than three months that has prompted a large civilian exodus… The wide-scale offensive led by intense aerial strikes on civilian areas in rural southeastern Idlib province broke months of stalemate on the frontlines…

Iran welcomes Japan opting out of US-led naval mission in Gulf
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed Japan’s decision not to join a United States-led naval mission in the Gulf and said he had discussions on ways of “breaking” the US sanctions. “Japan has announced it will not take part in the Americans’ plans for security in the [Gulf] region … which is something we welcome,” Rouhani said on state TV on Saturday after returning from a trip to Malaysia and Japan.

Iranians set up new companies in Turkey to evade US sanctions
Hundreds of Iranians have set up new businesses in Turkey to evade crippling US economic sanctions. More Iranians than any other nationality registered foreign companies in Turkey in the first 10 months of this year, according to new data from the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey.

‘Worst floods in 23 years’ displace around 37,000 in Narathiwat, southern Thailand
Severe flooding displaced some 37,000 residents in the province of Narathiwat, southern Thailand, authorities reported… Two days of torrential rains have inundated five districts in the province — Sukhirin, Waeng, Sungai Kolok, Chanae, and Si Sakhon. A resident of Waeng district said the flood was the worst in 23 years.

Iceland’s Emigration Center Disappears under Snow: “We’ve never before had snow on this scale”
“We’ve never before had snow on this scale,” exclaimed Valgeir Þorvaldsson, director of the Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós, North Iceland [as reported by icelandmonitor].

Judicial Watch: New Benghazi Documents Confirm Clinton Email Cover-Up
Judicial Watch today released new Clinton emails on the Benghazi controversy that had been covered up for years and would have exposed Hillary Clinton’s email account if they had been released when the State Department first uncovered them in 2014.

Is This Kim’s “Christmas Gift”? Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Readying
Just a few short days after Pyongyang warned “it is entirely up to the US what Christmas gift it will select to get” after N.Korea test-fired two short-range missiles on Thanksgiving Day, and then one just days before, it appears Kim is repeating an all too familiar pattern of doing threatening things on American holidays.

Storm Elsa hits southern Europe, leaving widespread destruction and at least 5 people dead
Storm Elsa is affecting parts of southern Europe, including Spain, Portugal and France, since December 18, 2019, with very heavy rain and strong winds, damaging buildings, cutting power supply and shutting down roads. At least 5 people have been killed, 3 in Spain and 2 in Portugal. A second storm, named Fabian, is expected to impact the region over this weekend.

Dire situation after months of devastating floods in Republic of Congo, government urges international community to help
Widespread floods are affecting the Republic of Congo since October 2019, wreaking havoc and forcing thousands to sleep outside. On Tuesday, December 17, the government made an urgent appeal to the international community to help provide an efficient response to the humanitarian situation.

Secretive California Military Base Rattled By Five Earthquakes In One Day
Five months after the biggest earthquake in two decades, a swarm of smaller quakes rattled a secretive Navy base in the Mojave Desert Thursday afternoon and before dawn on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey.

Instagram ‘Fact-Checking,’ Filtering Satirical Posts and Memes
Facebook-owned Instagram is “fact-checking” satirical posts and memes on the platform via its third-party fact-checkers, and filtering them from hashtag and “explore” results.

Texas State Trooper Prays During Traffic Stop with Man Who Lost Brother
A Texas state trooper stopped to pray with Lanell McGee James and her husband as they traveled to say goodbye to his brother.

The Attacks Now Coming At President Trump From Progressive Laodicean Evangelicals Reveals Deep Infiltration By George Soros Front Groups
George Soros was not a happy man in 2016. He had spent hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the election for his puppet Hillary Clinton through his myriad social justice front groups and the fake news media, and yet, he still lost. I think it is safe to say that Soros was truly stunned, blindsided even, when Donald Trump handily won the election. Lost people like George Soros don’t recognize the moving of the hand of God when they see it, but you and I who are saved certainly do. George Soros has another trick up his sleeve for 2020, and I thought you should know what it is.

Netflix Comedian Michelle Wolf Jokes About Having Her Abortion, Said ‘I Am God’ After She Killed Her Baby As Her Audience Howled With Laughter
Just like with the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement, abortion in America started out as toleration. Then it became acceptance, and then it controlled the narrative. Liberals no longer talk about abortion being “rare, safe and legal”, nope, not anymore. Now it is fodder for joke tellers, and politicians use it to get elected. We live in a country that just passed a law outlawing animal cruelty, while at the same time proclaiming that murdering over 3,000 babies per day in the Planned Parenthood holocaust is “every woman’s right”. On Netflix, abortion is nothing more than a grist mill for jokes by unfunny sociopathic comedians.

ACLU Demands ‘Feminine Hygiene Products’ in Men’s Restrooms for Transgenders
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has demanded that men’s restrooms include feminine hygiene products to prevent “menstruation-related discrimination” against transgender and “non-binary” people, according to reports.

HUGE! AG Bill Barr Calls Out George Soros For Subverting Legal System and Causing “Increase in Violent Crime and More Victims” Through Targeting District Attorney Races
Far left billionaire George Soros has been systematically targeting district attorney races throughout the United States. Many of his backed candidates have won their races and are causing havoc across the country.

Third tunnel found under US-Mexico border in Arizona town
Two Mexican nationals were arrested in Arizona this week after a third tunnel – providing a hidden passageway underneath the U.S.-Mexico border– was found in the town of Nogales this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Thursday.