25 Jan 2021

The Civics Trojan Horse – Schools To Become Training Ground For Woke Activism
In the competition for “wokest school system of all,” Illinois just might be the winner. But be warned, parents in the other 49 states, it’s coming for you too. We’ve heard about the outrages in classrooms like California, Wisconsin, and Virginia. But “keep your eye on Illinois,” Stanley Kurtz warns, because that’s “where the woke has gone for broke — and America may soon pay the price.” For five years, liberals have been quietly laying the groundwork for this massive shift in the land of Lincoln. And now, after a half-decade of moving this under America’s noses, they’re ready to blowup whatever common-sense learning standards are left and replace them with a formalized level of extremism no one has ever seen.

‘Government becomes God’: Jacobin’s satirical cover literally idolizing Biden strikes nerve
The cover for the winter edition of Jacobin, which was previewed hours after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president, mercilessly mocks the US’ habit of treating its politicians like celebrities. Taking the next logical step, it reimagines the new president as a messiah, borrowing imagery from traditional Christian iconography.

India says troops had ‘minor face-off’ with China in Sikkim border area
Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a face-off last week in a disputed stretch of their shared border in the eastern Himalayas, the Indian army said on Monday. The two sides have been locked in a tense standoff since April in the western Himalayas and since then have bolstered forces all along the border.

Diaspora Affairs Ministry warns of rise in anti-Semitism in 2021
A study by the ministry shows the coronavirus is used to spread conspiracy theories that Jews caused the pandemic, are controlling global health resources. Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry released a stark warning Sunday that Jews around the world will likely face a pronounced spike in anti-Semitic incidents in 2021 due to the spreading of conspiracy theories concerning the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden appoints Anti-Israel Muslim to top Intelligence position
A ruler who listens to lies, All his ministers will be wicked. Proverbs 29:12. President Biden’s two newest appointees to top intelligence positions are reasons for concern; though one is Jewish, the other is a “Palestinian”-American and both are decidedly anti-Israel.

Latest ‘Palestinian’ Claim: Big Ben is ours and we Want it Back
A recent video that is gaining attention on social media features an Arab woman making the absurd claim that London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower is, in fact, Palestinian property. A bit of research reveals that this claim is actually a mainstream belief in Palestinian culture.

California lawyer under fire after calling for genocide of Jews on social media
He will be a wild ass of a man Genesis 16:12 (The Israel BibleTM)
In past Twitter posts, the lawyer, Farhad Khorasani, claimed that Israel is “the main enemy of the human race and the world,” saying: “The Jew anywhere is an existential threat to Aryans, muslims [sic] and Iranians everywhere. Hitler has proved that he knew these terrorist semites [sic] very well. Hitler was right, we need a new Hitler.” The posts were first reported last week by the blog Israelycool, followed by StopAntisemitism.org, which issued a call to action against the lawyer on Friday.

La Niña Roars, Unleashing Fire, Drought and Floods Worldwide
In the American West, the drought that paved the way for 2020’s hellscape of wildfires is poised to be even worse this year. Fanning the flames: La Niña. The weather pattern has reached the peak of its power, wreaking havoc on a world already reeling from an unprecedented string of extreme weather.

Biden will not wait for Israel to make moves on Iran
The new U.S. administration is nothing like its predecessor and Netanyahu’s insistence on sidelining the defense establishment could leave Jerusalem with little to no say in the upcoming nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

Red rag from Iran or message to Biden?
Does the Iranian missile strike near USS Nimitz have anything to do with the new US president?. The answer is probably yes. The incident was deliberate and aimed at provoking a military escalation with the United States in the Gulf region, some analysts maintained.

Montreal police close down synagogues
Montreal police officers were called over the past Saturday to a series of illegal gatherings that violated public health restrictions in the Outermont area.At least three of the gatherings were prayer services that included more than the dozen worshipers in a closed structure permitted by local law. According to local police, each of the places was a synagogue. The worshipers, who are members of the Haredi communities in the area, were angry with the police and confronted them violently. Some of the officers needed medical attention. Police nevertheless persisted and each worshipper received a fine ranging from $ 1,500 to $ 6,000. “The police have behaved as the Nazis once did. This is not the way people who keep their religious precepts behave.”

Mainstream Media Empowers Fake Humanitarian Groups’ Claim That Israel is an Apartheid State
B’Tselem, an anti-Israel organization posing as a humanitarian group, ignored a government ban prohibiting the indoctrination of Israeli students. But the inaccurate claim by B’tselem that Israel is an apartheid state was picked up by The Washington Post, ABC News, CBS News, and reprinted by the Associated Press. Earlier this month, Yoav Galant, Israel’s education minister moved to ban B’Tselem from lecturing in Israeli schools due to its recent claim that Israel is an “apartheid regime.”

Immature swarms of desert locust appear in Ethiopia, Kenya
immature swarms of desert locust continue to appear in six zones of Ethiopia’s Afar and Amhara regions.Currently the swarms occured in Afambo, Asayita and Dubti districts of Ethiopia’s Afar region as well as in North and South Wollo zones in eastern Amhara region, FAO said in a statement. Any rainfall that may occur in the coming weeks will cause swarms to mature and lay eggs that will hatch and give rise to hopper bands during February and March,”

Jerusalem fears Biden will Revive ICC Prosecution against Israel in Hague
The change in administration in the US has led to fears that the ICC will renew its criminal case against Israel. If successful, the case, brought by the PLO, would call for European countries to arrest Israeli officials who travel outside the Holy Land.

Pope Defends Biden’s “Moral evils” on Abortion
Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed concern about the new president in a statement, specifying Biden’s policies concerning abortion and gender issues: USCCB issued a warning that despite positioning himself as a devout Catholic, President Joe Biden’s agenda would advance “moral evils” … a church in South Carolina declined to give the campaigning former vice president communion. The pastor, Robert Morey, cited Biden’s “unrepented, unforgiven sins”, in particular, his advocating for abortion.

Biden Calls Boris Before Other European Leaders to Plan ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda
Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly told Joe Biden that his ascendancy to the White House represented a “moment of hope in a dark time” as the leaders discussed their ‘Build Back Better’ agenda during a phone call on Saturday.

Google Makes a Big Threat in Australian Dispute
Google on Friday threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government went ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison quickly hit back, saying, “We don’t respond to threats,” per the AP. “Australia makes our rules for things you can do in Australia,” Morrison told reporters in Brisbane. “That’s done in our Parliament. It’s done by our government. And that’s how things work here in Australia.” The confrontation highlights Australia’s leading role in the global movement to push back against the outsize influence of US tech giants over the news business.

Embassy to Americans in Saudi Capital: ‘Stay Alert’
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against neighboring Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh.
The US Embassy in Riyadh issued a warning to Americans calling on them to “stay alert in case of additional future attacks.”

Biden Put Out the Offer. Putin Just Responded
The Kremlin on Friday welcomed President Biden’s proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less than two weeks. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russia stands for extending the pact and is waiting to see the details of the US proposal, …

Designer protein helps paralyzed mice walk again in breakthrough study
In a new study, German scientists have restored the ability to walk in mice that had been paralyzed after a complete spinal cord injury. The team created a “designer” signaling protein and injected it into the animals’ brains, stimulating their nerve cells to regenerate and share the recipe to make the protein.

Israel’s government to raise ICC response with Biden administration
Israel is likely to bring up the possibility of proceedings against it in the International Criminal Court in early meetings with new US President Joe Biden, an official with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. “The outgoing administration sanctioned the ICC, and we supported this pressure,” the official said. “This will be one of the issues we are eager to raise with the incoming administration.”

Antisemitism is expected to rise significantly around the world in 2021
Antisemitism is expected to rise sharply around the world as a result of conspiracy theories against Jews and the State of Israel regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diaspora Affairs Ministry’s annual antisemitism report has said. According to the ministry’s new report, the main front forum for the expression of antisemitism in 2020 changed from the physical realm to the online one.

Nukes, terror, Syria, Iraq, Hezbollah – Iran’s tentacles are spreading
Israel is preparing a full-court press to discuss Iran’s threats with the new US administration, according to various media reports. National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat spoke on Saturday with Jake Sullivan, his counterpart in the Biden administration, and Mossad head Yossi Cohen is expected to travel soon to Washington to present Israel’s concerns to his counterparts in the intelligence community.

ISIS terror returns to target women in Syria
Two women were abducted and murdered in eastern Syria. They appear to be the latest murders carried out by ISIS against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and their civilian authorities. According to Kurdistan24, which based its report on the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the women were found murdered in the countryside of Hasakah.

Sikkim: Chinese and Indian troops ‘in new border clash’
Chinese and Indian troops have reportedly clashed again in a disputed border area, with injuries on both sides, Indian media say. The incident took place in north Sikkim last Wednesday. India’s army said there had been a “minor” incident that had been “resolved”. Tensions are high along the world’s longest disputed border. Both sides claim large areas of territory.

Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese warplanes for second day
Taiwan has reported a large incursion by Chinese warplanes for the second day running, a show of force that coincides with the first days of US President Joe Biden’s term of office. Sunday’s operation involved 15 aircraft and followed a similar drill that led to a warning from Washington. China sees democratic Taiwan as a breakaway province, but Taiwan sees itself as a sovereign state.

Pope tells Biden to make peace and reconciliation a priority
The Pope has written to Joe Biden telling him to work for peace and reconciliation both in the US and internationally. In his letter, Pope Francis said he was praying for Biden, a Catholic, to have “wisdom and strength” while in office.

Top advisor warns France at ’emergency’ virus moment
France’s top medical adviser said on Sunday that a third national lockdown would probably soon be needed to combat coronavirus in the country.A strict curfew was implemented last weekend, but cases continue to climb. Prof Jean-Francois Delfraissy, head of the scientific council that advises leaders on Covid-19, said “there is an emergency” and this week was critical. He called for swift government action, amid rising concerns about the spread of new variants of the coronavirus.

‘The trial is stupid’: Senate Republicans throw cold water on Trump impeachment
Several Republican senators Sunday discouraged suggestions that the chamber could convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. “Well first of all, I think the trial is stupid,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think it’s counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country, and [impeachment is] taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire.”

Ray Dalio: “We Are On The Brink Of A Terrible Civil War”
“People will have to agree on both how to grow the pie and how to divide it well. That will require revolutionary change. Doing it peacefully requires both bipartisanship and skill. It won’t be easy. Our country is still in a terrible financial state and terribly divided.”

Dutch police detain 240 nationwide as anti-lockdown protests turn violent
Rioters looted stores, set fires and clashed with police in several Dutch cities on Sunday, resulting in more than 240 arrests, police and Dutch media reported. The unrest came on the second day of new, tougher coronavirus restrictions, including a night curfew, which had prompted demonstrations.

Israel National News – ‘F-35 to the Emirates? This is at the expense of our security’
The chairman of the Commanders for Israel’s Security organization, former Minister Matan Vilnai, is concerned about the Trump administration’s move to approve the sale of F35 aircraft to the United Arab Emirates just as Trump left the White House.

At least 12 killed after Tropical Cyclone “Eloise” makes landfall near Beira, Mozambique
Tropical Cyclone “Eloise” made landfall just south of the port city of Beira, Mozambique early Saturday morning (LT), January 23, 2021.

Shallow M7.1 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
An intense earthquake swarm continues in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica, with a very strong and shallow earthquake registered by CSN Chile and EMSC as M7.1 at 23:36 UTC on January 23, 2021. USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles).

Joe Biden to sign executive order to reverse transgender ban in military 
President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision tells The Associated Press.

Antifa, BLM vandalize ICE building, burn original Starbucks
Left-wing groups ‘Antifa’ and ‘BLM’ are continuing to disrupt public order across the U.S. following the inauguration of Joe Biden.

Dennis Prager: To save America from left’s destruction, take your kids out of public school 
Conservative commentator Dennis Prager said Friday that President Joe Biden has built his political career on standing for “whatever works at that moment” and demonstrated that his first day in office by disbanding former President Trump’s 1776 Commission, which, Prager said, focused on a “patriotic education” for American students.

Biden’s First 100 Days: Biden’s Climate Change Initiatives Will Usher In Eco-Feudalism In Which Citizens Will Own No Property
This is first installment of a multipart series which analyzes the changes coming to America, in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration which has announced following climate change agenda items as part of its plan to fundamentally transform America:

I Read the Book Target Banned That’s Critical of Transgenderism in Girls – It’s Essential Reading for This Day and Age
“Irreversible Damage” by Abigail Shrier made headlines when Target, responding to a tweet from a disgruntled reader, took the book off its shelves briefly in the fall.

Tulsi Gabbard: Domestic-Terrorism Bill Is “A Targeting Of Almost Half Of The Country”
…the proposed legislation could create “a very dangerous undermining of our civil liberties, our freedoms in our Constitution, and a targeting of almost half of the country.”

“He Has Sold Us Out” – Mobs Of Farmers Swarm New Delhi Protesting Modi’s New Ag Reforms
“Corporates invested in Modi before the election and brought him to power. He has sold out and is an agent of …”