18 May 2020

Tropical Storm Arthur, first named storm of hurricane season, forms off Florida
Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the hurricane season, has formed off the coast of Florida. It is the sixth year in a row that a storm significant enough to be named has developed before the official start of hurricane season on 1 June. The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami issued a tropical storm warning for North Carolina, where it is expected to drop one to three inches of rain on Sunday night and Monday morning.

No spike in coronavirus in places reopening, U.S. health secretary says
Authorities are not seeing spikes in coronavirus cases in places that are reopening but are seeking increases in some areas that remain closed, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar said on Sunday.

US And Its Allies Will Confront China, Demand Investigation During Tomorrow’s Annual WHO Summit
As the US, Australia and other skeptical western states are expected to confront China and about the possibility of an investigation into Beijing’s and the WHO’s handling of the outbreak during its earliest days. The coronavirus will be the focus for the World Health Assembly meeting, to be attended by all 194 WHO member states plus observers, and where policies and budgets are reviewed and approved. But all eyes will be on how countries – including the US, Australia, Canada, France and Germany – pursue an investigation into China’s handling of the pandemic within the framework of the global health body.

Mandatory coronavirus vaccination looming on the horizon
The reports during the past two days that President Trump has engaged the military in a project called Operation Warp Speed to fast track a Covid-19 vaccine – which is being compared to the World War Two Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon – feels like the final blow. It has taken the wind out of my sails that America can be made great – aka pre-coronavirus panic – ever again. President Trump’s promise of a vaccine yesterday implies words like mandate, monitoring, and immunity passports. Contact tracing and tens of thousands of new government workers to spy on and enforce compliance with that unproven strategy which came out of nowhere last month were bad enough. Now we have the next and possibly the final chapter:

FBI Questions Feinstein as Senate Stock Investigation Continues
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has been questioned by the FBI about stock sales that have raised eyebrows over the possible misuse of inside information. Feinstein is one of several of senators who sold stocks around the same time lawmakers in the chamber were receiving briefings indicating that the seriousness of the coronavirus was far greater than most Americans knew at the time. The stock sales came before Wall Street nosedived amid the impact of the virus on the economy.

Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria – Iran’s Supreme Leader
Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, renewing Iran’s demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East.

World leaders cheer formation of new government
Some world leaders on Sunday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister and Vice Prime Minister Benny Gantz on the formation of the new Israeli government. The Knesset on Sunday voted to approved the new government led by Netanyahu in a 73 to 46 vote.

Fears of forest fires as Israel braces for more extreme weather
Meteorologists warned that extremely hot temperatures combined with dry air and strong winds could lead to forest and bush fires across the country. Several homes had been evacuated on Saturday in central Israel after a large fire broke out at a forest between Moshav Tzelafon and Kibbutz Tzora north of the city of Beit Shemesh.

IRGC General Awakens from Dream about Meeting Soleimani: Then is Assassinated
An Iranian officer operating in Syria had a dream that Gen. Soleimani, killed months ago in a US drone strike, warned him that he would be joining him. His wife took the vision to heart and while she was packing his possessions two days later, Colonel Abolfazl Sarlak joined his beloved general in the after-world.

FDA Pumps the Brakes on Bill Gates’ Virus Testing Program
A COVID-19 testing program supported by Microsoft founder Bill Gates that sought to send test kits to anyone in the Seattle area who wanted one has been put on pause by the Food and Drug Administration.

WH Adviser Responds to Obama’s Dig Against Trump, Labels Barack’s Presidency a ‘Kumbaya of Incompetence’
“His administration was a kumbaya of incompetence in which we saw millions of manufacturing jobs go off to China,” he said.

Brennan Furious After Intel Chief Unmasks Individuals Who Unmasked Flynn and Thought They’d Get Away with It
Hey, how dare the Trump administration do the exact same thing the Obama administration did? Unbelievable! Can you imagine the gall? No? Well, you’re not John Brennan, former director of the CIA and thesaurus-loving rage-tweeter.

China’s Israel AmbassaRight After Trump Told Israel to Choose a Sidedor Mysteriously Found Dead
Chinese Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead in his home in Herzliya on Sunday morning. He was 58 years old. The cause of death has not yet been revealed however sources told Ynet that he suffered “cardiac arrest.” Wei’s death comes just three days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Israel.

The Man Just Appointed to Head Israel’s Police Wants to Make the Temple Mount Jewish Again
A newly appointed minister may seem at first glance to be an unlikely choice for Public Security Minister but a closer look, bolstered by some insider information in the form of old videos, shows that Amir Ohana may be the key to seeing an Israeli flag finally flying over Judaism’s holiest site: the Temple Mount. Prime Minister Netanyahu appointed Amir Ohana, the current Minister of Justice, to serve as the Public Security Minister in the newly formed government. The appointment will put Ohana in charge of law enforcement, …

20 years after Lebanon pullout, Hezbollah is itching for another battle
As the anniversary of the IDF’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon approaches, the border between Israel and Lebanon is quiet but tense. There are no tanks rumbling in the distance, no artillery shells breaking the silence, no screams of the injured or dying. The pastoral, green hills are once again welcoming farmers and hikers rather than IDF troops and Hezbollah militants.

Netanyahu’s outstretched hand for peace rooted in West Bank annexation
Peace was one of the first words Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uttered when he swore in his fourth government in May 2015. The word barely passed Netanyahu’s lips, however, when the opposition literally broke into loud laughter at the idea that this long-standing hawkish right-wing Likud leader planned to “strive for peace.”

Federal Government Buys Riot Gear, Increases Security Funding, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic
The federal government has ramped up security and police-related spending in response to the coronavirus pandemic, including issuing contracts for riot gear, disclosures show. The purchase orders include requests for disposable cuffs, gas masks, ballistic helmets, and riot gloves, along with law enforcement protective equipment for federal police assigned to protect Veterans Affairs facilities.

Coronavirus: South Africans in massive queues for food parcels
Aerial footage has shown massive queues, thought to be miles long, of people waiting for food parcels in Centurion, South Africa. Around 10,000 bags of maize meal, vegetables, face masks, soap and sanitisers were given out by charity workers on Thursday, to help those struggling in lockdown.

Cyclone Amphan: India’s east coast braces for severe storm
Indian officials are on alert after Cyclone Amphan – due to make landfall on the east coast – looks likely to intensify into a “very severe” storm. The storm is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon and hit West Bengal and Odisha states. Twenty relief teams have been dispatched there. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to chair a high-level meeting to further discuss preparations for the storm.

Japan’s economy falls into recession as virus takes its toll
Japan has fallen into recession for the first time since 2015 as the financial toll of the coronavirus continues to escalate. The world’s third biggest economy shrank at an annual pace of 3.4% in the first three months of 2020. The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the global economy with an estimated cost of up to $8.8tn (£7.1tn).

Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches
The US Air Force has successfully launched its Atlas V rocket, carrying a X-37B space plane for a secretive mission. The rocket launched on Sunday from Cape Canaveral, a day after bad weather halted plans for a Saturday launch. The aircraft, also known as an Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), will deploy a satellite into orbit and also test power-beaming technology.

Report: U.S. lawmakers warn against pulling troops out of Sinai
Twelve lawmakers from key congressional panels warned against pulling U.S. troops out of an international peacekeeping force on the Sinai Peninsula in an open letter dated May 13, Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Sunday. The 12 lawmakers…came out with a bipartisan message of support to the force established in 1981 to supervise the implementation of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty of 1979.

‘GOD TV’ spat exposes tensions between Israel, evangelicals
An evangelical broadcaster who boasted of miraculously securing a TV license in Israel now risks being taken off the air over suspicions of trying to convert Jews to Christianity. The controversy over “GOD TV” has put both Israel and its evangelical Christian supporters in an awkward position, exposing tensions the two sides have long papered over.

Supreme Court to hear Temple Mount access petition
The Supreme Court is due to hear a petition Monday to allow Jews to access to the Temple Mount compound, which has been temporarily prohibited during the coronavirus crisis. The petitioners – Yehuda Etzion and Arnon Segal, far-right activists that have been challenging the government to allow free access to the compound…

Tropical Storm “Arthur” forms off the coast of Florida as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
A depression east of Florida has strengthened into Tropical Storm “Arthur” at 03:00 UTC on May 17, 2020, as the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30, dates that conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin.

Report: Trump Admin Orders Halt to Bill Gates Coronavirus Testing Program
In my humble opinion, Bill Gates should stick to computers and get his big nose out of viruses and the economy.

NTEB RADIO BIBLE STUDY: Bible Prophecy Tells Us That God Is Going To Do His ‘Strange Act’ That Will Blow The Mind Of The Entire Watching World
Remember playing that card game Concentration when you were a kid, andhow you had to work your brain to remember the last places you saw certain cards? That’s a great mental tool to have, and it comes in especially handy if you are a student of bible prophecy. Sometimes a certain word or phrase will jolt something in our minds and we remember some other place that we can attach it to, and when we do that, it opens up scripture in amazing ways. The word ‘strange’ is one of those words that conceals a mountain-sized pile of prophetical insight.

Israel Officially Swears In Their 35th Government With Benjamin Netanyahu At The Helm Who Vows Annexation Of Judea And Samaria Is Top Priority
Over the past 508 days, we have witnessed an absolute roller coaster of unexplained and unbelievable twists and turns in the electoral process in Israel, but that has all come to an end officially and finally today as Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as prime minister for his 5th term. We told you all along he would be the leader and for the next 18 months he will be.

Flashback: Obama Fired Inspector General Who Pursued Ally Kevin Johnson
Democrats are outraged that President Donald Trump has fired several inspectors general in recent weeks. President Barack Obama came under more muted criticism — most of it from Republicans — in 2009 when he fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin, who had pursued an investigation of Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star and mayor of Sacramento, California. Johnson was a supporter of President Obama, suggesting the possibility of political interference.

Kamala Harris, Planned Parenthood sued for attacking undercover journalist
The Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, are suing Planned Parenthood, former California Attorney General Kamala Harris and current AG Xavier Becerra for prosecuting them for an undercover investigation exposing the abortion industry’s profiting from the sale of baby body parts.

California Governor Calls On Tribal Leaders to Follow His Orders on Their Own Land
California’s Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, has called on Native American tribal leaders to comply with his lockdown orders on their own land.

Fox News Host Claims AG Barr Received “Smoking Gun Docs” Connecting Obama To Spygate & Russian hoax
In his opening monologue on Watters’ World, which was taped Friday but aired Saturday evening, he said that these records could reveal that former President Obama had a significant role in the investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign’s ties to Russia, which President Trump and his allies have deemed a “witch hunt.”

“We’ll Just Get Rid of All Whites in the United States” – CDC Chair of Advisory Committee on Immunizations Lashes Out at White Americans (VIDEO)
Dr. Carol Baker was appointed Chair of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in 2009. Carol is well known for her work in immunization and education.

Face Masks Can Be Deadly To Healthy People Says Neurologist
Every Karen on Facebook is shaming her neighbors for not wearing a face mask. We are being told by governors that if we don’t wear masks we are selfish, horrible human beings with no souls who want Grandma to die a horrible death. Police are tackling people who don’t wear face masks properly in the subway. Grocery stores are throwing maskless people out and denying them service.

Pope Francis Tells Vatican Covid-19 Commission To ‘Prepare The Future’ In Post-Pandemic World Order, Will Pray To John Paul II To Bring In Global Peace
For a man who is 83 years old, he sure gets a lot done, and as you will see today he seems to have power that is other worldly. First thing I want to draw your attention to is the Vatican COVID-19 Commission that Pope Francis created around Easter time, something that flew under the end times radar of most people.

Italian Politician Demands Bill Gates Arrest For Crimes Against Humanity
As the FDA shuts down a Bill Gates-funded COVID-testing program, an Italian politician has demanded the arrest of Bill Gates in the Italian parliament.