Tuesday, August 11, 2020

8/11/20

 Israel, Arabs, US united on renewing Iran arms embargo The U.S. has welcomed a joint call by Iran’s Arab neighbors endorsing the renewal of the United Nations arms embargo against Iran, Asharq Al-Awsat reported Tuesday.


Raed Salah warns of Israeli plans against Al-Aqsa Palestinian resistance icon Sheikh Raed Salah warned Sunday against the dangers that surround Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem from plans by Israeli authorities.

The Term 'Annexation of Land' in Judea and Samaria by Israel is a Myth The Jewish people have the absolute historic legal right to this disputed land.

Why Turkey needs a new crisis with Greece in Mediterranean Turkey set itself on a collision course with Egypt, Greece and Europe over its new claims.

Iran and Proxy Hezbollah Wary of Lebanon Change After Deadly Blast Iran is watching developments in Lebanon closely, wary of losing any of its hard-won influence after a deadly mega-blast in Beirut sparked angry demands for reforms to its delicately balanced system.

'Wakeup Call for the Church': Half of Americans Say Good Deeds Get You to Heaven, Poll Shows Roughly half of Americans believe they will go to heaven if they are “generally good” or “do enough good things,” while one-third believe salvation is obtained only by accepting Jesus Christ as savior, according to a new survey.

How likely are the 'big four' European economies to vote to leave the EU if Brexit works out? Italy would be the most likely of the "Big Four" member states to consider exiting the European Union if Brexit proves to be beneficial to Britain, according to a Euronews-commissioned poll.

Report: US promises PA Israel will not apply sovereignty PA reportedly agrees to renew ties with US after receiving assurances there will be no Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

Netanyahu, Gantz warn Hamas against continued launch of explosive balloons Dozens of fires have broken out in recent days caused by explosive and incendiary devices launched from Gaza.

Survey: Majority of American Christians Don’t Believe the Gospel A new survey finds that a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian accept a “works-oriented” means to God’s acceptance.

Monday, August 10, 2020

8/10/20

 Hamas launches missiles toward the sea 'in warning to Israel' Hamas's message was that the calm along the border with the Gaza Strip won’t last.

Has Israel been saved from yet another election by a compromise? Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed Likud lawmakers to vote for a new bill to move the deadline for presenting the state budget from its August deadline to November, when it is tabled on Wednesday, Aug. 12, by the two Derech Eretz faction’s ministers.

Israel behind Beirut explosion – PA daily op-ed As with past catastrophes befalling the Arab world (or even the world in general) not much time passed before a writer at the official PA daily accused Israel of being behind the explosion in Beirut that cost the lives of more than 150 Lebanese and wounded over 5,000 last week.

ISIL will bounce back if Libya civil war doesn't end, study warns US-based researcher says the armed group is 'regrouping' and remains a 'persistent' threat in the oil-rich nation.

Beijing Has Big Plans in the Middle East Last month, details emerged of a mammoth new strategic accord that is now in the works between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

China and the EU must put aside differences China described recent high-level talks with Europe on post-pandemic economic recovery and cooperation as “deep, candid, pragmatic and effective”.

Iran: China's Newest Colony? The deal is a clear win for China; the $400 billion will be invested over 25 years, which is a small amount of money for the second-largest economy in the world.

China’s Effect: A Global NATO China is increasingly viewed by NATO as a competitor, which represents a significant shift in the alliance’s vision.

BUBONIC PLAGUE: China Quarantines Region While Second Case Diagnosed in New Mexico While the WHO declares that there is nothing to worry about, China is sealing off entire villages and a man died in New Mexico from a rare form of the plague that once killed off half the world population.

Entire Lebanese Cabinet resigns following massive Beirut explosion Government resigns en masse in response to public uproar over massive, deadly Beirut explosion.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

8/8/20

Jordan reiterates to Israel: Al-Aqsa is a place for Muslim worship only The ministry's spokesperson Deifallah al-Fayez condemned the "continued Israeli violations."

How Iran and Hezbollah trapped Israel into staring down 150,000 rockets on its border that it can only counter at a terrible cost The Israeli Defense Forces this week moved specialized military units to its northern border to reinforce its increasingly tense outposts along the borders with Lebanon and Syria.

Nasrallah threatens to blow up Israel with same chemicals as Beirut blast Hezbollah also sought to import ammonium nitrate via Syria through influence in Lebanon’s agriculture ministry.

Nasrallah: We know more about Haifa Port than Beirut Port He also said that "any claims that Hezbollah runs Beirut Port are lies."

Lebanon explosion raises fears of similar danger in Haifa ‘right next to our bedrooms,’ research center says “The incident in Lebanon illustrates the danger of a concentration of hazardous materials near a dense population,” said the Haifa Environmental Research Center.

Israel minister to i24NEWS: 'We will take over Gaza again' In an exclusive interview, Tzachi Hanegbi claims Israel will need to reinvade the Strip and take control.

Will Brexit Change the European Union? An Atlantic Council of some sort might need to be created, involving the United States, the UK, and the EU, for discussion of political, foreign policy, economic, and regulatory matters that are outside the scope of NATO.

Turkey’s neo-Ottoman reach could soon nettle China Turkish President Erdogan’s Central Asia ambitions threaten to collide with China in a sensitive region at a sensitive time.

Habithonistim: 'Strong EU-Israel relationship critical for Israel's long-term security' Pro-Israel organization pens letter to European Union, emphasizing importance of Trump peace plan and strong EU-Israel relationship.

Report: New US sanctions show ISIS cash flow still running through Turkey 'Various jihadist groups have exploited Turkey’s permissive environment'.

Battleground Africa: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Next Frontier For the Muslim Brotherhood, the Libyan conflict is an opportunity to flex its muscles in the “weak link” of the Arab Muslim world.

Friday, August 07, 2020

8/7/20

 Fatah, PLO are planning for a third intifada - PMW "It will be a comprehensive intifada, a national rebellion," PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf confirmed.

Is another election looming over Israel in mid-covid-19, mid-economic crisis? It will happen in November unless Israel’s two equally stubborn co-prime ministers give way on their budget dispute before Aug. 25.

Netanyahu planning to form new political party? Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly working behind the scenes to create new right-of-center faction to ensure right-wing majority.

Israeli-made Coronavirus Vaccine to Begin Human Trials by October Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated an Israeli Defense Ministry-run laboratory on its announcement it will begin testing its coronavirus vaccine on human subjects in October, with the vaccine expected to be ready by the end of the first quarter of 2021.

What Really Happened at the Port of Beirut? On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion occurred at a warehouse on the waterfront of the Port of Beirut, Lebanon.

AYATOLLAH: Jews are persecuting Iran just like they persecuted Moses Last week on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the Ayatollah Ali Khameini, the “supreme leader of Iran”, gave a speech in which he compared Iran to Moses.

How will Hezbollah react to this week’s massive blast in Beirut? For Hezbollah, the terrorist army that occupies southern and central Lebanon and maintains and arsenal of 150,000 missiles aimed at Israel, the explosion is a mixed blessing.

Assad and the Ruination of Syria In the tenth year of the Syrian Civil War, Bashar al-Assad continues to rule, against all the odds. He’s supported by Iran, by Hezbollah, by Russia.

Belarus Could Become Europe’s Next Nightmare The EU has no good options there. Either it supports a dictator, or it risks inviting Russian aggression, possibly ending in “Ukraine 2.0.”.

Report: India Removes Online Document Saying Chinese Military Aggression Increasing Chinese military aggression continues to increase along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC), an Indian Defense Ministry document noted on Thursday, warning that conflict between the two sides in the disputed border area is likely to be prolonged.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

8/6/20

Battleground Africa: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Next Frontier For the Muslim Brotherhood, the Libyan conflict is an opportunity to flex its muscles in the “weak link” of the Arab Muslim world.

Macron's Moment Amid Cheering Crowds In Devastated Beirut White shirt sleeves rolled up, Emmanuel Macron waded through cheering crowds in the devastated streets of Beirut Thursday where disaster survivors pleaded with him to help get rid of their reviled ruling elite.

3 Iranian planes landed in Beirut after explosion, what did they bring? If Iran was moving medical supplies, as Iran’s leaders have said they would like to provide, then why not have photos and news media on hand to document the delivery of the Iranian aid?

What's behind Israel's growing protests? Israelis have been taking to the streets in increasing numbers for weeks, protesting against the right-wing government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The country is at a crucial juncture.

Report: New US sanctions show ISIS cash flow still running through Turkey The US is focusing fresh scrutiny on Turkey following allegations that it is not doing enough to stop jihadist militants from funneling money to the Islamic State terrorist organization, according to Voice of America, a US-funded international broadcaster.

Palestinians: We Support China's Muslim Concentration Camps Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas... is saying that he fully supports China's right to hold more than one million Muslims in re-education camps and crack down on human rights activists and journalists in Hong Kong.

What the new Iran-China partnership means for the region This new realignment in Asia provides new opportunities not only for China and Iran, but also for Pakistan.

Minister: Cyprus can help EU fill east Med 'power void' Cyprus' foreign minister says the European Union must do more to fill a power vacuum in the eastern Mediterranean brought on by a perceived U.S. disengagement from the region.

UK: Teacher fired from school for saying Muhammad was a false prophet If he had said that Jesus Christ was not the Son of God, would he have been let go? Of course not.

Fear grows that Bible become illegal in Scotland Scotland’s new Hate Crime and Public Order Bill has been proposed by the Scottish National party to repeal the obsolete outlawing of blasphemy.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

8/5/20

Mystery swirls around what caused ammonium nitrate to explode in Beirut Unconfirmed picture appears to show workers welding door of warehouse filled with chemical; report says authorities warned of dangers for years.

Crisis upon crisis: blast rocks a Lebanon already on its knees Lebanon has been crippled by a number of long-running, seemingly intractable crises for decades.

Nasrallah threatened to blow up Israel with same chemicals as Beirut blast Hezbollah also sought to import ammonium nitrate via Syria through influence in Lebanon’s agriculture ministry.

LIKE HAMAN: Hezbollah Chief Suffers From Evil Decree He Made Evil Against Israel On Tuesday afternoon, two huge explosions ripped through the port of Beirut at 6:07 local time, killing hundreds and wounding thousands more.

France’s President Macron Visiting Lebanon After Beirut Blast As Lebanon reeled in shock a day after the massive blast in Beirut and counted the dead, nations around the world promised it would not be alone.

Lebanon explosion raises fears of similar danger in Haifa ‘right next to our bedrooms,’ research center says “The incident in Lebanon illustrates the danger of a concentration of hazardous materials near a dense population,” said the Haifa Environmental Research Center.

Israel's Last Resort: What Could Make The Middle East Into A Sea Of Nuclear Fire? Israel’s nuclear arsenal is the worst-kept secret in international relations.

AK47s and rocks for kids promoted on PA TV A children’s program on official PA TV that commemorated the late cartoonist Naji Al-Ali showed a selection of his cartoons, several of which promoted violence to kids.

Australian Prime Minister: War Between America and China No Longer Inconceivable Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday his government held a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before U.S. presidential elections in November.

Habithonistim: 'Strong EU-Israel relationship critical for Israel's long-term security' Pro-Israel organization pens letter to European Union, emphasizing importance of Trump peace plan and strong EU-Israel relationship.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

8/4/20

Israel minister to i24NEWS: 'We will take over Gaza again' In an exclusive interview, Tzachi Hanegbi claims Israel will need to reinvade the Strip and take control.

Netanyahu on Syria: We will do what is necessary to defend ourselves In an interview with Ynet News, Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned that while the country is not looking for an escalation, Israel will respond to any actions taken against it.

The other Putin on Europe's doorstep: Is Turkey the new Russia? By weaponizing immigration and launching new foreign adventures, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan is increasingly acting like his Russian counterpart.

12 years on, Georgian ambassador sees war with Russia as warning to Europe Georgian Ambassador to Israel Lasha Zhvania remembers help from US Jewish community and Israel as boosting morale.

Erdogan's Islamic Bravado Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved last month to convert the historically famous Byzantine cathedral, Hagia Sophia, from a museum to a mosque.

If the West keeps sidelining Russia, it could create a giant North Korea and land in big trouble America’s pivot to China as its main adversary means Russia gets relegated to the role of a secondary bogeyman.

What Is Turkey Doing in Northern Iraq? The scope of Turkey’s exertion in the region will be greatly determined by how Ankara handles Moscow and Washington.

Turkey’s neo-Ottoman reach could soon nettle China Turkish President Erdogan’s Central Asia ambitions threaten to collide with China in a sensitive region at a sensitive time.

NASA misses wave of asteroids setting stage for end of days Early last Tuesday, the 2020 OY4 asteroid passed within 26,000 miles of the Earth, about 11% of the moon’s distance.

The Containment of China After China's many transgressions over the past 50 years... the military containment of Chinese expansionism and Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping's stated goal of world domination needs to be the highest foreign policy priority of the Free World.

Monday, August 03, 2020

8/3/20

Jordan reiterates to Israel: Al-Aqsa is a place for Muslim worship only The ministry's spokesperson Deifallah al-Fayez condemned the "continued Israeli violations."

Netanyahu: No reason for elections "This is the time for unity," he said. "We need to be united in our faction and I hope in the government, too."

Israel Versus Anyone: A Military Net Assessment of the Middle East Most published Middle Eastern military net assessments are based primarily on lists of units and equipment.

How Iran and Hezbollah trapped Israel into staring down 150,000 rockets on its border that it can only counter at a terrible cost The Israeli Defense Forces this week moved specialized military units to its northern border to reinforce its increasingly tense outposts along the borders with Lebanon and Syria.

Op-ed: Keep your eyes on Russia for an August surprise of Putin’s making For all the legitimate focus on rising U.S.-Chinese tensions, this summer’s sleeper surprise for the West is more likely to emerge from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Beware of the looming chaos in the Middle East The region in 2020 is in much worse shape than in 2010.

Will Brexit Change the European Union? An Atlantic Council of some sort might need to be created, involving the United States, the UK, and the EU, for discussion of political, foreign policy, economic, and regulatory matters that are outside the scope of NATO.

Gaddafi’s prophecy comes true as foreign powers battle for Libya’s oil A showdown looms in the fight for control of the country – with Africa’s largest oilfields as the prize.

ANALYSIS: Turkey has become a rogue state Turkey is sowing conflict in Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Qatar, planning to renew the Ottoman Empire which Erdogan intends to head.

Maybe they won’t notice: What the press is talking about on August 3 Israel kills 4 would-be bombers on its Syrian border and then acts shy; infection numbers plummet, but so do tests; and one paper finds a ‘street’ where everyone loves Netanyahu.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

8/1/20

Rabbis call to break holiday tradition of fasting: Arise to Temple Mount Rabbi Yehuda Kroizer, Chief Rabbi of Mitzpe Yericho in Judea and dean of the Hara’ayon Hayehudi (the Jewish idea) yeshiva (Torah academy) in Jerusalem, released a ruling this week instructing that ascending to the Temple Mount is so important that a person who does so may even break the fast by drinking water in order to do so.

Iran military drill shows off missiles to threaten US and Israel On Wednesday, Iran upped the rhetoric with images of masses of missiles which it claims are the first of their type being shot from underground areas.

Will Israel Find Itself Facing Down Iran, Turkey, and the US in Libya? Israel does not need to be directly engaged in combat to help its allies confront and prevail over mutual adversaries.

Claims Iran hacked Israeli railways are false - 'Post' learns The purported attack, comes only months after previous attempts, likely by Iran, to decommission Israeli water treatment plants across the country, in last April.

Israeli flag flown on Temple Mount: First since 1967 A major step towards fixing the broken heart of the Jewish people on the Temple Mount was made on Tish B’Av, the day commemorating the destruction of the Temples: the Israeli flag was displayed for the first time since Israel conquered its holiest site in the 1967 Six-Day War.

China Has ‘First-Strike’ Capability To Melt U.S. Power Grid With Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon Last week, the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security issued a scary report on China’s ability to conduct an Electromagnetic Pulse attack on the United States.

What China's New Deal with Iran Says About Its Ambitions in the Region As long-simmering U.S.–China tensions come to the boil, a sweeping bilateral accord being negotiated between Beijing and Tehran is ringing alarms in Washington.

UK sees ‘third highest number of anti-Semitic incidents’ for first half of year The CST’s half-year report found 789 anti-Semitic incidents that were recorded between January and June of this year.

Turkey Openly Declares Commitment to Jihad on Non-Muslims While statues of American heroes come toppling down, Turkey honors a mass-murdering, pedophilic slaver of history.

Greek Admiral: We Have Enough Missiles to Sink Turkey’s Navy Twice Over Admiral Kosmas Christidis has claimed that the Greek armed forces are fully capable of taking on Turkey militarily, as tensions remain high between the two countries in the Mediterranean.

So many Jews are returning to Israel that the govt. is worried they won't be able to absorb them Unlike immigration to other countries, olim to Israel are welcomed as long-lost brothers, educated and housed at great public expense.