25 Apr 2024

North Korea sends a delegation to Iran in a growing effort to break its diplomatic isolation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A high-level North Korean economic delegation was on its way to Iran, the North’s state media said Wednesday, for what would be the two countries’ first known talks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Embracing the idea of a “new Cold War,” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is pushing to build up cooperation with countries confronting the United States, as his intensified weapons tests prompted the U.S. and South Korea to expand their military drills.

US commander warns China is fast becoming more aggressive in region
China is rapidly becoming more aggressive in its rhetoric and actions across Asia, the outgoing head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said, as Beijing turned up the heat on Washington just before Secretary of State Tony Blinken heads to the country for a high-stakes visit. “We all need to understand that it’s moving very fast,” Admiral John Aquilino told reporters in Tokyo on Tuesday. “The buildup of military power despite a bad economy, the increased narrative of all things inside the 10-dash line are Chinese sovereign territory, then the actions that are going toward enforcement.”

Supreme Court Takes New Step In Jan. 6 Case, Orders DOJ To Explain Themselves
The U.S. Supreme Court on April 23 directed the U.S. Department of Justice to reply to a man convicted in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Why Students Of God’s Word Aren’t Surprised By Russia, Iran, And Turkey’s Mutal Hatred Of Israel
President Erdogan, an Islamist, has chosen to support Hamas’ demonic massacre on October 7 and Iran’s attack on the Jewish state with over 300 drones, cruise, and ballistic missiles. He has no problem with these horrible events, but he does have a problem with Israel, especially when they defend themselves. This shouldn’t surprise students of God’s Word. Setting The Stage For Ezekiel 38

Iran Sentences Rapper Toomaj Salehi to Death Over 2022-23 Unrest
An Iranian revolutionary court has sentenced well-known Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi to death for charges linked to Iran‘s 2022-23 unrest, his lawyer told Iranian newspaper Sharq on Wednesday. Salehi in his songs supported months of protests in Iran in 2022 sparked by the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman arrested for allegedly wearing an “improper” hijab.

Coalition vessel engaged anti-ship ballistic missile launched from Yemen, US Army says
A coalition vessel successfully engaged one anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM), which was launched from the Iranian-backed Houthi “terrorist-controlled areas” in Yemen over the Gulf of Aden, the US Central Command said in a statement on Thursday. “The ASBM was likely targeting the MV Yorktown, a US-flagged, owned, and operated vessel with 18 US and four Greek crew members,” it said.

IDF Spokesman on hostage video: Until Hamas frees hostages, we’ll pursue them everywhere
“Until Hamas releases our hostages, the IDF will continue to pursue Hamas everywhere in Gaza,” Hagari declared. “This is an urgent call for action. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find our hostages.”

Israeli Minister claims Biden ‘harmful to Israel,’ would support Trump instead
Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Amichai Chikli criticized US President Joe Biden and said he was “harming Israel” by “not projecting strength,” adding that if he were a US citizen, he would vote for Donald Trump instead.

IAEA: Iran could build nuke in ‘weeks, not months’
A senior Iranian official said, “We have everything, it’s disassembled,” Iran could make a dash for the bomb in a matter of weeks, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday, adding that Tehran’s activity “raises eyebrows.”

IAF strikes Gaza launch pads after rockets fired at Israel on Passover
Israeli Air Force fighter jets destroyed two Hamas rocket launchers embedded in a humanitarian zone in southern Gaza, the army said Wednesday, as the war started by the terrorist group entered its 200th day. The Israel Defense Forces said the launch pads were loaded with rockets and were struck before they could be used to attack the Jewish state.

Netanyahu: ‘Antisemitic Mobs Have Taken Over Leading U.S. Universities’
Antisemitic mobs have taken over leading U.S. universities, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged on Wednesday, responding to the shocking scenes on Columbia and other campuses. Antisemitic mobs have taken over leading universities. They call for the annihilation of Israel. They attack Jewish students. They attack Jewish faculty,”

The US quietly shipped long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine
The United States in recent weeks secretly shipped long-range missiles to Ukraine for use in its battle to fight off Russian invaders, and Ukraine has now used them twice, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Netanyahu: ‘Campus antisemitism reminiscent of 1930s Germany’
“What’s happening in America’s college campuses is horrific. Antisemitic mobs have taken over leading universities. They call for the annihilation of Israel. They attack Jewish students. They attack Jewish faculty. This is reminiscent of what happened in German universities in the 1930s. It’s unconscionable. It has to be stopped. It has to be condemned and condemned unequivocally. But that’s not what happened. The response of several university presidents was shameful,” the Prime Minister stated.

US State Department Stabs Israel in the Back, Twists the Knife
The State Department’s Human Rights Report completed the betrayal of Israel that the Biden administration began when it refrained from vetoing a UN resolution calling for a Gaza ceasefire.

Hamas releases video of hostage Hersh Goldberg, first sign of life since October 7 invasion
The Hamas terrorist organization released a video on Wednesday in which 23-year-old captive Hersh Goldberg-Polin, who was kidnapped from the Nova party on October 7, speaks. The video is the first sign of life from Hersh since his capture.

Gallant: Half of Hezbollah commanders killed, others hiding
Military says some 40 targets of Iran-backed group came under Israeli strikes in recent hours after dozens of rockets land in Israel and one home on the border takes a direct hit. “From the military operational perspective this is a critical time,” he said.

IDF, Shin Bet heads in Egypt to discuss Rafah ground operation
Halevi and Bar meet with Cairo’s spy chief to discuss future operations in last Hamas bastion; senior defense official says army prepared, awaits government approval

House Speaker calls on Columbia U pres. to resign over antisemitic protests
US Speaker of the House Mike Johnson called on Columbia University President Minouche Shafik to resign in light of her failure to combat antisemitic demonstrations on her campus and protect Jewish students. In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt this morning (Wednesday), Johnson called the protests that have rocked the Columbia campus over the last week “unconscionable.” “This President Shafik has shown to be a very weak, inept leader,” Johnson said.

Severe floods in southeast Iran claim 10 lives, damage or destroy over 2,000 homes 
As of April 23, heavy rainfall in Sistan-Baluchistan, Iran, has resulted in at least 10 fatalities, displacement of approximately 3,000 people to evacuation centers, and widespread infrastructural damage. Over 46 000 residents have been affected, with critical supplies dwindling and forecasts predicting more rain.

Fatal landslides and widespread flooding strike Kyrgyzstan amid heavy rainfall 
Since April 20, 2024, severe weather conditions have triggered numerous landslides and floods across Osh, Jalal-Abad, and Talas regions in Kyrgyzstan, resulting in at least one fatality and the evacuation of hundreds. The government has declared emergency situations in several affected areas.

Acropolis apocalypse: Skies turn orange, red over Greece, Libya
A potent weather system in Europe pulled Saharan dust up from the desert into Libya and Greece late Tuesday, turning skies red and orange. Famous spots in Athens, like the Acropolis, were shrouded in orange and red hues. A local weather researcher said it was the worst dust storm in the area since 2018.

Absolutely Vile: Joe Biden Makes Sign of the Cross at Abortion Rally in Florida
During the rally, an abortion promoter voiced complaints about Florida’s six-week limit for abortions, during which Biden turned his back on his faith and his God and made the sign of the cross. Catholic Vote condemned his disgusting politicization of faith sharing on X, “This. Is. VILE!” They continued, “You cannot be Catholic and support abortion! You cannot invoke GOD and promote Death!”

Concern grows as bird flu spreads further in US cows: 32 herds in 8 states
Researchers around the world are growing more uneasy with the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in US dairy cows as the virus continues to make its way into new herds and states. Several experts say the US is not sharing enough information from the federal investigation into the unexpected and growing outbreak, including genetic information from isolated viruses.

Sheetz Convenience Stores Accused Of Discriminating Against Minority Job Seekers By Refusing To Consider Applicants With Criminal Record 
A popular US convenience store chain has been hit with a civil rights lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against minority job seekers because it requires applicants to have no criminal record.

Paris Olympics 2024: A New Era of AI and Biometric Surveillance
Reports are now saying that the Paris Olympics organizers have completed the second AI surveillance test of large crowds. The very fact these are tests tells us the measures are new – but why they are deemed necessary right now is not made very clear.

Government-Funded Trans Lobbyist Group Calls Puberty Blockers “Wonderful” 
A government-funded LGBT activist group that is active in more than half of Scotland’s schools has called puberty-blocking drugs, which effectively sterilize children, “wonderful.”

‘Young People Have Been Experimented On’: Scotland Pauses Puberty Blockers for Minors 
Following the publication of a comprehensive review of gender identity services for minors in the U.K., Scotland’s sole provider of such services has announced a pause on prescriptions for puberty-suppressing hormones.

Qatari Official Calls for Israel’s Annihilation: Jews Labeled as ‘Killers of Prophets’, October 7th Prelude to the State’s End ‘God Willing’ 
Al-Nassr’s inflammatory remarks indicate that the Gulf state, long known for funding and sponsoring Hamas, has little interest in addressing Islamic terrorism and promoting peace with the Jewish state.

Canadian Doctors March For Hamas, Echo Chants Celebrating October 7th Attacks in Israel
Leftist and Islamic supremacist marches have grown from ‘stop the war’ chants to chants celebrating the October 7 massacre, showing their support and hopes for more attacks on Israelis, Jews, and their supporters.

HUGE: Could The WHO be BACKING DOWN on the Pandemic Treaty? 
The Pandemic treaty is still in the process of being drafted; however, the most recent draft may suggest that the World Health Organization (WHO) is “backing down” as the most draconian articles within the treaty have been removed, according to Peter Imanuelsen. “This is a major victory for freedom,” he says.