3 Mar 2023

Hungary moving embassy to Jerusalem within the month
The Hungarian embassy in Israel will be moved within the next few weeks from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Hebrew-language media reported Friday morning. The announcement was made following discussions over the past several days between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban. Timetables were set, and the talks were concluded by Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and Hungary’s top diplomat Peter Szijjarto.

Images of plump, well-dressed daughter of Kim Jong Un arouse secret resentment
Experts speculate that the recent introduction of Kim Ju Ae, believed to be 9 years old, is either an part of a propaganda effort to soften her father’s image by portraying him as a family man, or that she is being positioned to one day rule after her father. Either way, the media barrage has aroused widespread, if secret, resentment among the North Korean public, sources in the country say. It reminded the people of the national pecking order: Those close to the country’s leadership come first, and everyone else lives in relative squalor.

Senate unanimously passes COVID lab leak declassification bill
The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to force the declassification of any links between the COVID-19 pandemic and a Chinese virology lab, following reports that two U.S. agencies view a laboratory leak as the most likely source of the virus. Introduced by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), the bill would mandate the disclosure of any U.S. intelligence linking a sensitive laboratory near where the virus was first reported, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, to the origin of the virus, according to the bill’s text.

AOC ethics investigation results: ‘substantial’ reason to believe she broke federal law
There is “substantial reason to believe” that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accepted impermissible gifts from her attendance at the 2021 Met Gala, possibly in violation of federal law, according to a newly disclosed report. The progressive congresswoman has for months been facing an ethics investigation over her attendance at the event. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics published a detailed report on the situation produced by the nonpartisan Office of Congressional Ethics.

“Comply Promptly”: House Judiciary, Intel Committees Send Demand Letters To Officials Who Discredited Hunter Biden Story
“The Committee on the Judiciary and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence are conducting oversight of federal law-enforcement and intelligence matters within our respective jurisdictions. The Judiciary Committee made a prior request to you for documents and information about the public statement you signed in October 2020 that falsely implied the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden was the product of Russian disinformation,” read the letters. The letters were sent to:

CCP Seeks To ‘Replace’ US With ‘Tech-Powered Dystopia’: Select Committee Testimony
China’s communist regime is engaged in a concerted effort to undermine and replace the United States by weaponizing Americans against one another, according to testimony received by a new congressional committee focused on competition with the regime.

American Jewish Committee Joins Amicus Brief in Religious Liberty Supreme Court Case
According to his petition to the Supreme Court, Gerald Groff is an Evangelical Christian who observes a Sunday Sabbath, during which he is not permitted to work according to his beliefs. An employee of the United States Post Office, Groff was required to work in Sundays after the USPS signed a contract with Amazon that included Sunday deliveries. After two years of ad hoc accommodations, Groff resigned from the Postal Service in 2019 and sued for discrimination.

Mitch McConnell: US shouldn’t weigh in on Israel’s judicial reform
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Axios in an interview after his recent trip to Jerusalem that the Israeli government’s judicial reform is an internal Israeli matter and the US should not intervene. “I don’t have an opinion I’m willing to express about it,” he said in an interview this week.

Americans arrested for allegedly sending aviation technology to Russia – US official
Two Americans were arrested in Kansas City for allegedly sending US aviation technology to Russia in violation of US export controls, US Commerce Department official Matthew Axelrod said on Thursday.

Hamas says death penalty for terrorists will ‘open the gates of hell’ against Israel
Palestinian Arab terrorists will not be deterred if Israel passes a new law making easier to impose the death penalty on terrorist murderers, a Hamas spokesman told the Al-Risala news site Thursday, saying such a law would only serve to ‘open the gates of hell’ for Israelis.

Islamist sex with children is fine, but condemning it is illegal in Turkey
Turkey’s topmost religious authority under Erdoğan is giving permission for an illegal act under the pretext of Islamic law. [Here is a long list of Turkish Islamist practices of pedophilia in the past years.] Diyanet, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs, an office under Erdoğan’s authority, shocked the nation once again when it issued an Islamic fatwa (religious opinion) shortly after the worst disaster in modern Turkey’s history: a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey’s southeast, as well as Syria, and that killed nearly 50,000 people and injured more than 100,000.

UK navy busts Iranian missile smuggling ring
The British Navy said it intercepted Iranian smugglers who were attempting to transport anti-tank missiles, ballistic missile components, and other weapons through the Gulf of Oman last month, Reuters reported.

Darius the Great Inscription Found in Israel
The great Persian ruler was father of the king of the Purim story, and a great benefactor of Israel’s restoration after the Babylonian exile.

Experts tell US Senate the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment is legally dead
This view was rejected not only by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel under former President Donald Trump, but by the late left-wing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who despite personally supporting the ERA admitted in 2020 that “a number of states have withdrawn their ratification. So if you count a latecomer on the plus side, how can you disregard states that said ‘we’ve changed our minds?’”

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu 
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Vanuatu at 18:04 UTC on March 2, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km.

Red Alerts issued as Tropical Cyclone “Kevin” moves closer to Vanuatu 
Tropical Cyclone “Kevin” formed on March 1, 2023, between Vanuatu and Caledonia, as the 5th named storm of the 2022/23 South Pacific cyclone season. A Red Alert is in effect for Vanuatu’s provinces of Sanma, Malampa, and Penama. The cyclone comes just a couple of days after Tropical Cyclone “Judy” damaged a number of buildings in Vanuatu, caused power outages, and closed schools.

Floods submerge towns and villages in Malaysia, forcing mass evacuations
Heavy rain and severe flooding in Malaysia have forced over 26 000 people to evacuate their homes, as rivers continue to rise above their danger marks. The southern state of Johor has been the worst hit, with more than 25 000 people moved to relief centers in schools and community halls. The country is experiencing its sixth episode of continuous heavy rain from the annual monsoon season that started in November, and the Meteorological Department has warned that the situation may continue until April.

Chocolate Giant Hersey’s Sparks Boycott Threat With New Candy Bar The ‘HerShe’ That Promotes Transgender ‘Women’ In New Ad Campaign
First of all, I cannot participate in what I hope will be a massive boycott of chocolate maker Hershey’s because they make pretty bad chocolate compared to companies like Ghirardelli Chocolate, which is my favorite, so you won’t ever find me with a Hershey’s Bar. But now that Hershey’s is promoting transgender women with their new ‘HerShe’ Bar ad campaign, which is to say men who have been mutilated, I think I will go eat a few Hershey’s bars just so I can boycott them.

“Comply Promptly”: House Judiciary, Intel Committees Send Demand Letters To Officials Who Discredited Hunter Biden Story
“…that falsely implied the New York Post’s reporting about Hunter Biden was the product of Russian disinformation…”

First House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Interviews Trump Traitor Who’s Interrupted by Code Pink
The first House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was a disgrace for many reasons.  The first meeting on the CCP in the House was a mess.  It started with the choice for the group’s first speaker, former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.  Who decided to bring in McMaster to discuss anything let alone this subject?

Pope claims Vatican II was ‘renewal’ of the Church ‘in tune with the signs of the times’ 
In a recently published interview Pope Francis praised the Second Vatican Council as an event which “rejuvenate[d] the Church” to be “more in tune with the signs of the times.”

Member of Parliament asks the UK Government about the use of midazolam during the pandemic 
Independent Member of Parliament Andrew Bridgen has asked the UK Government about the use of midazolam and morphine on elderly patients during the “pandemic.”

‘A ripple effect from Asbury’: Secular universities now seeing revival gatherings on their campuses
As the Asbury revival movement continues to influence Christian universities, churches and secondary schools, some secular institutions of higher learning are also seeing students gather on their campuses to hold worship gatherings.

20,000 people may have been exposed to measles at Asbury revival: CDC
An estimated 20,000 people who flocked to Asbury University in Kentucky last month to participate in a two-week-long prayer event could have been exposed to measles, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned.

Would The Founders Approve Of Our Class Divisions?
“The college educated look down on the morals and intellect of “the rest” while “the rest” question the wisdom and values of the college-educated…”

CPAC 2023: GOP lawmakers want to ‘fire bureaucrats’ in response to DOJ ‘weaponization’
At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, Republican members of the U.S. Congress called for the downsizing of the federal government in response to what they say has been the weaponization of federal law enforcement agencies against conservatives and people of faith.