3 Jan 2021

In first, Jewish population in Israel drops below 74%
For the first time since the founding of the State of Israel, the country’s Jewish population dropped below 74%, according to the Israeli Immigration Policy Center (IPC) who cited data from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics. Also this year, the number of Jewish immigrants hit a record low of 33.8% of the total number of new immigrants, according to the IPC.

21 residents of retirement home get coronavirus after receiving vaccine
Some 21 residents of a Bat Yam retirement home tested positive for the coronavirus after they were vaccinated but before they had developed antibodies, according to Ynet. The other 150 residents of the home will be tested for the virus. Health officials have stressed that the two-dose Pfizer vaccine regimen means that the vaccine is only fully effective about five weeks after the first dose.

Gulf reconciliation: Impact and implications for Israel
Over the last few months there have been constant rumors that the Gulf crisis that began in 2017 might be resolved with Qatar mending ties with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. This is linked to a wider discussion about whether Turkey, a key ally of Qatar and a country that sent troops to Doha in 2017, might also reconcile with Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia or other states.

U.S. Senate control, and Biden’s agenda, at stake as Georgia runoff elections loom
Control of the U.S. Senate – and with it, the likely fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda – will be on the ballot on Tuesday when voters in Georgia decide twin runoff elections. The high-stakes campaign that has unfolded since Nov. 3, when Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the presidential election, has obliterated spending records and spurred unprecedented turnout.

Town put under curfew after crows die of bird flu in India, while thousands of other volatiles mysteriously fall from the sky dead in Sri lanka
Some really weird thing are going on in our atmosphere since a few days. It’s as if geoengineering had started full power again! Yesterday, January 1, 2020, hundreds of dead birds covered a street in central Rome, Italy. Meanwhile, reports of dozens of crows falling dead from the sky make the headlines in India.

Venezuela’s Maduro Plans Shift to Fully Digitalized Economy
Venezuela’s government is planning to move to a fully digital economy as hyperinflation has made worthless bolivar notes practically disappear, and dollarization expands through the local financial system.

2020 M6.4 Croatia earthquake aftershocks migrating north toward capital Zagreb, liquefaction, sinkholes reported
Aftershocks related to the M6.4 earthquake that struck the city of Petrinja, Croatia at 11:19 UTC on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, are migrating north toward the capital Zagreb, Croatia. This is the strongest earthquake to hit Croatia since records began in 1880 — with The Great Zagreb Earthquake (M6.3) on November 9, 1880.

OUTRAGEOUS: Democrat New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Has Issued $10,000 Fines To Churches That Held Services On Christmas Eve
New Mexico’s governor who is a Democrat, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has issued $10,000 fines to every church that held services on Christmas Eve.

The Big Reveal … How Trump will change history on January 6th
…January 6th. On this day, Trump’s team will present information to Congress before they vote on the contested slates of electors from the swing states where massive election fraud occurred.

New York State Assembly Proposes New Bill A416 That Would Take “Disease Carriers” And Place Them In ‘Holding Area’ Designated By Governor Cuomo
Remember all those articles warning about about FEMA Camps, and how everyone said that you were a conspiracy nut job for believing that? Well, surprise, surprise, turns out you may have been right on the money all along, why do I say that? Because right now the New York State Assembly is proposing Bill A416 that would remand people deemed to be “disease carriers”, and put them away in a facility chosen by the Democrat leadership of New York. People like Governor Andrew Cuomo who’s executive order killed over 11,000 elderly at the start of the COVID crisis.

Democrats Nancy Pelosi And James McGovern Introduce New Rules For Congress Eliminating Gender Terms Like ‘Father, Mother, Son And Daughter’
Where do gender terms like father, mother, son and daughter come from originally? They come from the Bible, of course, because this is how God ordained things to be. God created a man, and then from that man He created a woman. From the union of man and woman come children, the man becomes a father and the woman becomes a mother. But God and His old-fashioned ways are absolutely not welcome in Washington DC, and will be banned from the next session of Congress.

“We Don’t Need A World Where China Becomes Another US”: Beijing Offers Vision For Restored Sino-US Relations Under Biden
China’s top diplomat says there’s “new window of hope” for incoming Biden admin to “return to a sensible approach”..

Chinese officials raid home Bible study, detain preacher and 5 worshipers
Officials in China’s Taiyuan city raided a house church, confiscated Christian books, and detained the preacher and five members during a Bible study, according to a report.

“Symbols… Of Subtle Oppression”: Virginia Judge Orders Removal Of Portraits Of White Judges
…a fair trial is threatened in “a courtroom gilded with… white individuals peering down on an African American defendant.” 

What does the future of the evangelical church look like amid intergenerational tensions? 
The mission of the evangelical Christian church going forward is fraught with tense, intergenerational challenges but great opportunity is ahead, according to Presbyterian Church in America leader Bryan Chapell.

7 Senators and 4 Senators-Elect Call for ‘Emergency 10-Day Audit of Election Returns in the Disputed States’
Seven Republican U.S. senators and four senators-elect are calling on Congress to approve a special 10-day audit of the election returns from states with disputed returns and will withhold their votes for accepting the Electoral College returns from those states “unless and until that emergency audit is completed.”