31 May 2024

As Turkish dictator Erdoğan calls Israel ‘threat to all humanity,’ Knesset member urges Evangelicals to work with Jews to defend ‘prophetic’ Israel
Turkey’s Islamist and increasingly dangerous leader called on the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims on Wednesday to unify and take action against Israel. He also called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a bloodthirsty, genocidal “vampire.”

Globally supported two-state solution is rejected only by Israel and the Palestinians, but a biblical ‘from the river to the sea’ can resolve the conflict
While the two-state solution enjoys widespread support from the international community, the reality is that the vast majority of those who would inhabit these two states do not endorse the idea. Like it or not, based on all related public opinion polls, it is a fact that despite occasional and sometimes manipulative affirmations from top leadership on both sides, there is widespread rejection of the two-state solution within both societies.

US-British airstrikes leave at least two dead in Yemen: Houthi TV
The British defence ministry said the joint operation targeted three locations in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, which it said housed drones and surface-to-air weapons. The Houthi-run Al Masirah TV reported at least two deaths and 10 injuries from strikes against a radio building in Hodeidah’s Al-Hawk district.

Stockholm says Iran using Swedish gangs to target Israel, others
“The Swedish Security Police notes that the Iranian regime is using criminal networks in Sweden to carry out acts of violence against other states, groups or people in Sweden that it considers a threat,” the intelligence service, commonly known as Sapo, said in a statement.

Amir Tsarfati: If The World Was United Against Evil, This War Would’ve Ended Long Ago
My region of the world never takes a holiday. And it hasn’t been “business as usual” in the Middle East. Things are continuing to escalate. Egypt exchanged fire with the IDF. The IDF has made its way into the heart of Rafah in the Gaza Strip. The Hague revealed its true colors. Europe is recognizing a Palestinian state. What’s next?

Hamas says no talks until war ends
Islamist terror group issues statement demanding an end to the fighting before agreeing to return to negotiations for the release of hostages; Egypt, US attempt to reach an agreement on the administration of the Rafah border crossing including with the PA

How Iran’s Terror Network Is Targeting Jews and Israelis in Europe
Ahead of the Olympic games in Paris, France this summer, Israeli intelligence services — Mossad, Shin Bet, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence, and the National Security Council — on Thursday exposed Iranian sponsorship of terrorist activity targeting Jews and Israelis across Europe.

Smotrich: ‘Israel must go to war in Judea and Samaria’
Our mission is not how to stop the shooting until the next ‘drip’, but as a state and as a government, we are committed to your security, to eliminate the threat, and to let you live in safety. This is our job and this is what will be, any other option is a failure.”

Iran Supreme Leader’s Direct Message to US College Students Sparks Fury
Iran’s Supreme Leader released a message of support for American college students who have participated in pro-Palestine protests. “Dear university students in the United States of America, you are standing on the right side of history,” Ali Khamenei wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter. His comments sparked fury on social media, with several people suggesting that having support from the authoritarian leader was not a good thing.

Slovenian government votes to recognize Palestinian statehood
Slovenian government votes to back unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood; move expected to be approved by legislature.

Nearly two-thirds of Israelis think Jewish state will achieve war aims
Nearly three quarters of Israelis say that the Jewish state’s military operations against Hamas in Gaza have been appropriate, with 39% saying they have been “about right” and 34% saying that the IDF has not gone far enough. About one fifth (19%) say that Israel has gone too far.

IDF: Hamas stole $100 million from Gaza banks
The Hamas terrorist group last month stole some $108 million from banks in the Gaza strip, the Israeli military revealed on Wednesday. Last month, France’s Le Monde reported that armed groups in the Strip with suspected links to Hamas looted $70 million from branches of the Bank of Palestine, a leading Palestinian financial institution.

Fmr. Rep. Michele Bachmann asks God to raise up 20,000 US college students to study in Israel and learn truth
Speaking to nearly 400 Evangelical and Jewish leaders from 40 countries today, former U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a passionate prayer asking God to move supernaturally in the midst of this brutal war. A devout Evangelical Christian, and the chair of the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, Bachmann asked the Lord to: ……………..

Texas GOP platform calls abortion ‘homicide,’ says Obergefell should be nullified, no-fault divorce repealed
The Republican Party of Texas has retained language in its platform forcefully condemning abortion and homosexuality, calling for same-sex ‘marriage’ to be ‘nullified,’ and urging an overhaul of modern divorce rules.

Relentless severe weather, flash flooding targets Texas through at least Saturday
Another day of severe weather will impact Texas and the southern Plains with two rounds of storms on Thursday, bringing the threat of damaging winds, very large hail and possible tornadoes.

Biden Goes All-In With War on Coal
The Biden administration’s war on coal came out of the shadows recently, with the release of a new series of regulations that have the clear intent of locking up millions of acres of federal land from coal mining and drilling for oil and natural gas, as well as shutting down the nation’s remaining coal-fired power generation fleet.

CA LGBTQ Caucus Pushes Bill With Similarities To Child Sexual Grooming Definition
The California Senate recently approved Assembly Bill 1955 (AB 1955), a measure that would eliminate the requirement for parental notification when students seek to transition gender in public TK-12 schools. This bill also aims to enhance parental support for LGBTQ pupils by providing additional resources. The move has sparked contention between state leaders and parental rights advocates.

The World Has Accumulated A $315 Trillion Mountain Of Debt, And Global Events Will Soon Bring It Crashing Down
I suppose that congratulations are in order.  It is no small feat to pile up a debt of $315,000,000,000,000, and we will never see a mountain of debt of this magnitude ever again after it comes crashing down.  Even though delinquency rates are rising all over the world, as long as conditions remain at least somewhat relatively stable the game will be able to continue.

Second Jewish School Hit With Gunfire: Alarming Rise of Violent Antisemitic Attacks in Canada Since October 7 
In the wake of the October 7 Islamic attack on Israel, Canada has become increasingly dangerous for its Jewish population, with incidents ranging from gunfire at schools to genocidal calls against Jews, all amid a troubling lack of government action.

Episcopal Church unveils new Pride shield in celebration of LGBTQ inclusion
In affirmation and celebration of The Episcopal Church’s LGBTQ+ members, the Office of Communication is pleased to unveil a new Pride shield available online for churchwide use.

Von der Leyen thinks citizens of EU countries should be vaccinated against wrongthink
Speaking at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit earlier this month, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen suggested the audience think of information manipulation as a virus and then said it’s better to vaccinate than treat the infection.

Why No One Wants to Win Britain’s General Election
Neither Labour nor the Conservatives want to win the coming UK General Election.  Why? Because, Dr. Vernon Colman says, the money has run out and no one wants to be in charge when Britain finally collapses.

47 African nations make their own Pandemic Treaty proposal to WHO
On Tuesday, the 47 member states of the African region submitted their own proposal regarding a Pandemic Treaty to the World Health Assembly. Unlike the US proposal, Dr. Meryl Nass says, the African nations’ proposal uses clear language, and the ask is simple.

Gypsy, 20, who raped 12-year-old girl is acquitted by Spanish court because their ‘relationship’ is ‘part of the cultural reality of their community’
…On Tuesday, the court in Ciudad Real in central Spain took into account the socio-cultural context of the Gypsy ethnic group to reduce the sentence for sexual assault and abuse of a minor by a 20-year old man. This resulted in the perpetrator, who left his 12-year-old victim pregnant with twins, being acquitted.

Australian Health Minister urges countries to find a way for WHO’s Pandemic Treaty to progress
Australian Health Minister Mark Butler addressed the 77th World Health Assembly (“WHA”) and called for an urgent road map to finalise WHO’s Pandemic Treaty. These efforts follow the failure of the International Negotiating Body to reach an agreement on the proposed text.

Shocking Map Reveals Vast US Farmland Owned by Chinese Government 
…According to the USDA, Chinese investors’ ownership of U.S. agricultural land has skyrocketed from merely 13,720 acres in 2010 to an astounding 346,915 acres by 2022 out of the 43 million acres.

Despite Warnings, Biden Admin Finalizes Rule That Could Cripple Many Offshore Oil Companies
Mega oil companies will have little problem with the rule’s new credit rating requirement.

Numbers At Giant Truck Lender BMO Show Worsening Credit Conditions
Provisions for credit losses at BMO climbed to $41 million: that marks the seventh consecutive quarter in which that important benchmark figure has risen, and it is easily the highest figure in the history of the BMO data going back to 2015.