18 Oct 2023

The University of Exeter Will Soon Let You Major in Magic
The University of Exeter will soon offer a postgraduate degree in magic and occult science. The first-of-its-kind program, housed under the university’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, won’t teach you how to cast spells or brew positions, but it will study everything from the depiction of dragons in arts and literature to the influence of magic on science and society.

Israel arrests 83 operatives in West Bank sweep, including 51 Hamas guerrillas
Israeli security forces have conducted a series of arrests in the West Bank, apprehending 83 individuals in recent days, with 51 of them identified as Hamas combatants. Among those detained are prominent figures within the terrorist organization, including Adnan Atzfour, a senior Hamas official in the West Bank, and Na’al Abu Kuwaik, a Hamas leader in the Ramallah area.

The next drone war is coming to Gaza
If Israeli defense forces launch a ground offensive into Gaza, they could use a mix of drone-enabled hacking tactics to find Hamas targets, coordinating cyber operations and tactical drones in a way that no other country has achieved.

The Media Line: Vatican Signals Diplomatic and Religious Intent With Jerusalem Cardinal Appointment
The appointment of the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem to the position of cardinal in the Catholic Church signals that the Holy See has its eyes on the city and the status of Christian minorities in the region. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, will be officially consecrated as a cardinal during a September 30 service at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

Ukraine uses U.S. long-range missiles to strike Moscow-occupied territories
Ukrainian forces used U.S.-supplied long-range ATACMS missiles for the first time, inflicting heavy damage on two airfields in Russian-occupied areas, with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy saying on Tuesday that the weapons had “proven themselves”.

Marine rapid response force moving to coast of Israel
the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), known as a rapid response force, is currently on its way “to the waters off of Israel,” according to a defense official with knowledge about the military’s planning. The latest move comes as tensions continue to rise with the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas that ignited earlier this month after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel.

The Left’s Cognitive Dissonance Crisis Exposed In One Tweet
“It’s been amazing this week to watch the left invert every rhetorical device they’ve used since 2020, all to avoid having to criticize terrorists dedicated to Jewish genocide. It would be hilarious, if it weren’t so reprehensible.”

Putin responds to Biden: Russia can’t be ‘put down’ and U.S. should learn respect
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday rejected comments by U.S. President Joe Biden, saying in an interview in Beijing that Moscow’s interests could not be suppressed, and that U.S. politicians should learn to respect others.

Israeli army spokesman says next phase of war may be different from expectations
“We are preparing for the next stages of war. We haven’t said what they will be. Everybody’s talking about the ground offensive. It might be something different,” Lt Colonel Richard Hecht told a regular briefing with reporters.

Sen. Graham warns Iran: If you escalate this war, we’re coming for you
Sen. Lindsey Graham warns Iran against escalating the Israel-Hamas war: If Hezbollah launches a massive attack on Israel, I would consider that a threat to the state of Israel existential in nature.

Attempt to storm Israeli embassy in Jordan
Hundreds rioted outside the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan this evening (Tuesday) following the explosion at a Gaza hospital that Hamas blamed on an Israeli airstrike. Dozens of rioters even attempted to storm the embassy.

Hamas says it will release all civilian hostages if IDF stops strikes – NBC
A senior Hamas official told NBC News on Tuesday evening that the terrorist group would be willing to release all civilian hostages in one hour if the IDF stops its strikes on the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu to Germany’s Scholz: ‘Hamas the new Nazis’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Tel Aviv on Tuesday amid a string of visits to Israel by world leaders in the aftermath of the Oct. 7 terror attacks perpetrated by Hamas. “As I said last week in the Bundestag, in hard times, Germany has only one place, and it is alongside Israel,” Scholz said in his public remarks. “It is very important to say this today here during these difficult times in Israel: Germany’s history and the responsibility it had for the Holocaust requires us to help maintain the security and existence of Israel,” he added.

‘I will find the time to mourn my son, but now we have to fight’ IDF Lt. Col. says
Lt. Col Nir Hajbi was abroad on vacation when he received the alarming news from Moshav Yakhini: ‘Yonatan is injured, a bullet in the chest, and there’s no one to help’, however, upon swiftly returning to Israel, he immediately volunteered reserve duty; ‘It pains me, and I grieve, but I bear my wounds in silence, yet I dutifully serve my country’

IDF: Islamic Jihad behind deadly Gaza hospital blast
Army says failed rocket launch by terrorist group led to mass-casualty event at hospital sheltering refugees; Netanyahu: ‘Those who brutally murdered our children are also murdering their own’; Hezbollah announces Wednesday ‘day of unprecedented anger’

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison’s chief of staff promotes pro-Hamas rally
Democratic Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison’s chief of staff on Sunday promoted a pro-Hamas rally in Minneapolis, where demonstrators called for Israel’s eradication and told Israeli “settlers” to “fuck off.” The Democratic Socialists of America, for example, sponsored an October 8 “All Out for Palestine” rally in Times Square, where attendees chanted that the terrorist assault was “justified.”

Is the Gaza War part of End Times prophecy? What about Psalm 83? What do the Bible’s 20 references to Gaza tell us?
As the situation here in Israel goes from bad to worse, and the death toll and number of wounded continues to climb on both sides of the border, Christians around the world are sending me great questions …

Protestant leader denounces Pope Francis-endorsed, pro-homosexual biblical commentary
The newest version of the pro-homosexual third edition of The Jerome Biblical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century, which includes a forward by Pope Francis, has drawn the condemnation and mockery of Protestant voices, who have highlighted the “woke” agenda of so-called “Catholic” academic biblical scholarship.

Royal Caribbean sends cruise ship to rescue Americans from Israel
Royal Caribbean has partnered with the U.S. Department of State to send a cruise ship to Israel to rescue Americans who have not been able to leave the country. In a letter to employees, Royal Caribbean Group CEO Jason Liberty announced that Rhapsody of the Seas would be used to safely evacuate American citizens.

Republicans introduce bill to block Palestinian refugees from coming to U.S.
Sen. Marco Rubio is preparing to introduce his own bill to force the Biden administration to cancel all visas for any foreign nationals who “endorse or espouse terrorist activity.” Congressmen Tom Tiffany, R-Wisc., and Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., are set to introduce the Guaranteeing Aggressors Zero Admission Act, or the GAZA Act. The legislation will prohibit the Biden administration from giving visas to anyone who holds a Palestinian passport, and would also forbid the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from allowing Palestinians into the country as a result of its parole program.

Shallow M5.8 and M5.9 earthquakes hit southern Iran
Shallow earthquakes registered by GSRAS as M5.8 and M5.9 hit southern Iran at 04:59 UTC (08:29 LT) and 05:10 UTC (08:40 LT) on October 17, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered them as M5.1 and M5.5.

Whitehead: Postcards From A Police State – 22 Years Of Blowback From The USA Patriot Act
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders…”

US Weapons from Afghanistan Ended Up in Palestinian Hands in the Gaza Strip
A claim in a news report that American weapons seized in Afghanistan have ended up in the hands of Palestinian groups operating in the Gaza Strip has taken on renewed significance after Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group, launched an attack on Israel on Saturday.

Abortions in North Carolina drop by 30% in wake of new restrictions, data shows
Abortions in North Carolina fell by more than 30% after the state enacted new abortion restrictions on 1 July, including a 12-week abortion ban, new data released on Wednesday by the Guttmacher Institute shows.

BREAKING: Protests Break Out at US Embassies Across Middle East – Muslims Raise Palestinian Flag at US Embassy Wall in Beirut – Burn US Flags
THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS targeted the US Embassy in Jordan on Tuesday night after a deadly strike on a hospital in Gaza. Protests broke out in various Arab countries, including Lebanon, where protesters march on the US and French embassies, following the hospital bombing.

India’s Supreme Court Refuses to Legalize Gay Marriage.
The Indian Supreme Court has refused to legalize gay marriage in a ruling announced Tuesday morning, arguing the decision is political and, therefore, an issue for the nation’s parliament.

Massachusetts Democrat Governor: ‘We’re Running Out of Room to House Migrants’.
The Democrat Governor of Massachusetts, Maura Healey, has warned the state no longer has the resources nor space to house migrants in its emergency shelter system. The Bay State is expected to reach maximum capacity within the next two weeks.

A Jihadist Rocket Aimed at Israel Hit the Gaza Hospital, Killing 500 , Says IDF.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that intelligence sources indicate it was an Islamic Jihad terrorist group rocket that hit a Gaza hospital, killing hundreds, as opposed to an Israeli strike as first claimed by international corporate media and terror group Hamas. The IDF provided video to support their claims.

Four Iranian ‘special interest aliens’ apprehended by Border Patrol attempting to cross into US in October 
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has revealed that as of mid-October, a total of four Iranian nationals have been apprehended as they attempted to illegally cross into the US at the Texas border, and were all processed as “special interest aliens.”

BREAKING: Chilling Confession Video from Islamic State Soldier on the Run in Brussels After Killing Two, ‘Ready to Die for Islam’
RAIR Foundation USA has translated the disturbing video confession of Abdesalem Lassouedm, an illegal Tunisian Muslim migrant known to the police for radicalization, who remains at large in Belgium after shooting two innocent victims while shouting the Islamic battle cry, “Allahu Akbar.”

Senior Politicians Could Be Prosecuted For Complicity in War Crimes in Gaza 
The International Centre of Justice for Palestinians (ICJP) has written a notice of intention to prosecute any UK politicians who are aiding and abetting war crimes in Gaza.

Third Florida county cuts ties with American Library Association over explicit books, Marxist president 
Another Florida county has cut ties with the American Library Association (ALA) over its radical leftist president and support of making sexually explicit and ideologically controversial books available to children, three months ahead of the relationship’s scheduled expiration.

“My Concern Is That This Bioweapon Is Being Shed”
Brain Fog, fatigue, swelling. You can’t think straight, focus, or remember things. It’s been years, so how come Big Pharma hasn’t come out with a solution for it?

Top Japanese Energy Trader Warns ‘World Running Short Of LNG For Energy Transition’ 
“Announced projects in the world still won’t make up for the supply…”

Jerusalem Catholic patriarch offers himself in exchange for children kidnapped by Hamas
The Catholic Church’s top representative in the Middle East has offered himself in exchange for the Israeli children taken hostage by the Hamas terrorist group, asserting that the safe return of the victims is crucial to ending the violence.