11 Feb 2020

As Sea of Galilee fills to bursting, Israelis’ joy overflows
It’s a Tu Bishvat dream come true for Tiberias residents: The Sea of Galilee is at its highest level that most can remember. Ben-Tzvi said the last time he can remember such a scene at the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s largest source of fresh water, was during the major storms of 1992. He noted that it’s a new sight to many locals.

New mystery virus, named after indigenous goddess, discovered in Brazil
Scientists report a new virus was found in Brazil that contains genes previously unknown to man. Named after the Tupi water-goddess, Yara, 90% of the genes comprising the virus were previously unknown, according to a report published this week by bioRxiv.org. Such of the genes are known as orphan genes as they lack any similarity to other genes. Only six genes out of the 74 found resemble genes found in public databases,

Fearing instability and violence, Arabs ask Abbas to ‘lower the volume’
Arab states, meanwhile, have “advised” Abbas to “turn down the volume” of his rhetorical attacks on the US and Israel, a senior PA official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post. “Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries have advised President to start calming things down,”

Arabs prioritize key ties with US against Iran in reacting to Trump’s peace plan
Arab powers appear to be prioritizing close ties with the United States that are vital to countering Iran over traditional unswerving support for the Palestinians in their reaction to President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan. At a White House event on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump proposed creating a Palestinian state but demilitarized and with borders drawn to meet Israeli security needs, while granting US recognition of Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria and of Jerusalem as Israel’s indivisible capital.

Iraq Destroys Ancient Synagogue at Prophet Ezekiel’s Tomb: Turns it into Muslim Shrine
The Torah scroll in the synagogue was purported to have been written by the prophet himself and it was said that many of the books in the synagogue dated from the time of the First Temple. It is not known what happened to these artifacts. Less than ten Jews remain in Iraq today.

Sanhedrin Gets Authorization to Use Their Trees for Third Temple
Five years ago, the Sanhedrin began planting in preparation for the needs of the Third Temple and today is the first day the fruit of their labor can be used. Ever-present on the altar were three piles of wood: the first for burning the animal sacrifices, the second for making coals to burn the incense, and the third for the perpetual altar fire commanded by the Bible.

Germany Reports Outbreak Of “Highly Pathogenic” H5N8 Bird Flu Virus
Germany has reported an outbreak of the “highly pathogenic” H5N8 bird flu virus in a backyard in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, according to a Reuters report. The virus killed 44 birds out of a flock of 69 in Bretzfeld, in the Baden-Wurttemberg region, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from Germany’s food and agriculture ministry. “All poultry and captive birds have been culled and safely disposed of on Feb. 7, 2020. No poultry, poultry products or captive birds have been dispatched,” it said in the report.

Is China Really Resuming Production? Here Is The Dismal Answer, And An “Alternative” Way To Track What’s Really Going On
: “did China go back to work today or not” (the answer would also indicate whether global supply chains are still operational, or are as some fear, fraying and jeopardizing corporate earnings around the world). Of course, a cynic could interject that if China is lying misrepresenting the number of infections (as it clearly now is) and undercounting the epidemic casualties, why wouldn’t it lie about the logical next step: the number of people who have returned to work?

North Korea Concealing Coronavirus Outbreak; Officials Ordered To ‘Quickly Dispose Of Bodies’
While Coronavirus has officially reached 28 countries, with over 40,000 people officially infected and over 900 fatalities, North Korea – which has a woefully ill-prepared medical infrastructure, is concealing a massive outbreak of the disease, according to the Daily Beast. One sure sign of the regime’s fears is that it failed to stage a parade in central Pyongyang on Saturday, the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the country’s armed forces. This year, nothing …

Turkey Deploys Hundreds Of Tanks, APCs And Commandos To Idlib; Attacks Syrian Army
the growing feud between Russia and Turkey over control of Syria last remaining rebel holdout in Idlib province escalated overnight, and as Bloomberg reports, Turkey sent hundreds of tanks, armored personnel carriers and commandos to the Syrian province of Idlib as preparations continue for a likely attempt to break the siege of some of its outposts by Bashar al-Assad’s forces. … as the conflict is rapidly devolving into an all out war between Syria and Turkey.

This Is How China Is Rigging The Number Of Coronavirus Infections
We knew something was off a few days ago when China’s National Health Commission reported that the number of people receiving medical attention over the Coronavirus unexpectedly peaked after rising at roughly 15,000-20,000 each day, and flatlined ever since, even posting three days of declines in the past week.

Voyager 2 comes back online, 11.5 billion miles from home
Last week, Voyager 2 shut itself down into a safe mode after an unexplained delay in a calibration maneuver caused two high-powered systems to come on at the same time, overdrawing the power supply. Now, NASA has announced that it’s turned Voyager 2’s scientific instruments back on and resumed collection of scientific data. The rest of the craft is still under review, and the team is slowly running diagnostics to determine when everything else can be switched back on.

JUDGEMENT DAY: Today is the day that new infections in China should approach zero if the Wuhan quarantine is working
Today is Feb. 9th, and it’s now 15 days after the communist Chinese government first enacted a quarantine in Wuhan to halt the spread of the coronavirus. If that quarantine is working, we should see no new infections out of China from this day forward.

MEDICAL THEATER: Coronavirus test kits rushed into production are FAILING to identify 50 – 70 percent of infected carriers
The president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences has just blown the whistle on a wave of new, rushed coronavirus test kits that have been thrust into use across Asian, confirming they are only 30 to 50 percent accurate, reports SCMP.com. This means the test kits have a 50 – 70 percent false negative rate, missing infections by inaccurately reporting the samples as negative.

African swine fever outbreak spreads in Philippines’ southern provinces
The Philippines confirmed on Sunday that African swine fever infections had spread in the south of the country, which accounts for nearly a third of the nation’s 12.8 million pig herd.

“Where it begins”: Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia
At a glance, the desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting East Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years.

Very heavy rains hit NSW, extinguish ‘mega-fire’ and trigger widespread flooding, Australia
Very heavy rains hit New South Wales over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and cutting power to about 100 000 homes but also extinguishing more than 30 fires, including one dubbed ‘mega-fire.’ Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate on Sunday night, February 9, amid fears of rising floodwaters.

Deadly winter storm spawns 19 tornadoes, causes major flooding and power outages, affecting 300 000 across Eastern U.S.
Powerful winter storm that wreaked havoc across parts of Eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, produced 19 tornadoes, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The storm sparked flooding and caused power outages that affected 300 000 people. Five people died in weather-related incidents.

Powerful windstorm wreaks havoc across northwestern Europe, causes widespread disruption and flooding
A powerful windstorm, named Ciara by the UK Met Office, hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Ciara caused widespread disruptions, travel chaos, and major flooding. As of Monday morning, February 10, the storm claimed at least 5 lives – 1 in the UK, 2 in Poland, 1 in Sweden and 1 in Slovenia. Ciara is the third named storm of the 2019/20 European windstorm season.

Deadly winter storm spawns 19 tornadoes, causes major flooding and power outages, affecting 300 000 across Eastern U.S.
Powerful winter storm that wreaked havoc across parts of Eastern U.S. on Thursday, February 6, 2020, produced 19 tornadoes, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The storm sparked flooding and caused power outages that affected 300 000 people. Five people died in weather-related incidents.

Tropical Cyclone “Uesi” strengthening near New Caledonia
Tropical Cyclone “Uesi” formed on February 9, 2020, about 340 km (210 miles) west of Sanma, Vanuatu as the 4th named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to continue strengthening as it moves close to New Caledonia over the next 24 to 48 hours.

China Slaughters Nearly 5,000 Dogs in One City to Curb Rabies
Government officials in the city of Baoshan culled 4,900 dogs and vaccinated 100,000 more after five humans died from the disease in recent months.

Busted: Secretary of State Pompeo Speaks to US Governors – Says China Has a List of Sell-Out Governors and He Has Seen It (VIDEO)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to the National Governors Association last week. During his speech Pompeo told the governors that China is keeping a list of the governors and China is rating US governors as “friendly, hardline, or ambiguous.” China knows who is “friendly” and who have sold out.

Starbucks Launches New UK Commercial Promoting Teenager Transitioning From Female To Male, Will Donate Profits To Children’s Transgender Group
If you call yourself a Christian and buy your coffee at Starbucks, you’re a hypocrite. You’re a hypocrite because when you purchase coffee from Starbucks, you are helping to support an organization that is anti-christian, anti-Israel, anti-police, pro-Islam, and as you will see in a minute, rabidly pro-LGBTQ.

JURASSIC PARK: Scientists In Israel Able To Sprout Seeds From 2,000 Year Old Date Palm Trees Dating Back To When The Roman Army Controlled Jerusalem
At an astonishing rate, Israel is becoming reconnected with it’s storied biblical past, specifically the part on the timeline having to do when the Jews were under Roman occupation. We strongly recommend you take a quick trip to the NTEB Biblical Archaeology Archive to refresh your memory of just how much has been uncovered in recent years.

The Pope’s Economic Wealth Redistribution Plan
The Pope Is Into Both Religious and Wealth Redistribution