Gazans bury dead after bloodiest day of Israel border protests
Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Tuesday for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, while on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final day of a Palestinian protest campaign. Monday’s violence on the border, which took place as the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, was the bloodiest for Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza conflict.
Italy anti-abortion posters spark outcry in Rome
“Abortion is the prime cause of femicide in the world,” declare the black-and-white posters that have appeared in several areas of Rome. But the campaign has provoked widespread anger and led to appeals to the mayor to get the posters removed. One feminist group condemned the posters as “disgraceful” while others objected to the use of a word often used for the killing of women by men.
Iraq election: Prime minister trails rivals
The bloc led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is trailing in third place in Iraq’s parliamentary elections, according to partial results. With more than half of votes counted, a nationalist alliance between Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr and mostly secular groups is in the lead. It is followed by a bloc linked to Iranian-backed Shia paramilitaries who fought the Islamic State (IS) group.
Face recognition police tools ‘staggeringly inaccurate’
Police must address concerns over the use of facial recognition systems or may face legal action, the UK’s privacy watchdog says. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the issue had become a “priority” for her office. An investigation by campaign group Big Brother Watch suggested the technology flagged up a “staggering” number of innocent people as suspects.
Drug target for curing the common cold
UK scientists believe they may have found a way to combat the common cold. Rather than attacking the virus itself, which comes in hundreds of versions, the treatment targets the human host. It blocks a key protein in the body’s cells that cold viruses normally hijack to self-replicate and spread. This should stop any cold virus in its tracks if given early enough, lab studies suggest. Safety trials in people could start within two years.
Look at What’s Going to Happen to Sweden’s Fabled Welfare State
Sweden’s got a major supply and demand problem. Its fabled welfare state is forecast to need an extra 208,000 employees by 2025 just to keep up with growing demand. Trouble is, only 207,000 workers are projected to join the country’s entire labor force (comprising both the private and public sector) over the same period. The mismatch is one of the biggest headaches facing Sweden’s next government.
America Can’t Afford to Cede the Seas
The escalating territorial disputes in the Pacific between China and America’s allies create an ever-more-urgent need for U.S. sea power. But even as China rapidly expands and modernizes its navy, the Trump administration has not proposed enough funds to maintain America’s maritime advantage. Beginning with the coming 2019 federal budget, the president and Congress must commit to funding a full, modern fleet—or risk ceding essential U.S. and allied interests.
Supreme Court puts brakes on police searches of rental cars
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the ability of police to search rental cars driven by someone other than the person who signed the rental agreement, shoring up privacy rights behind the wheel. The nine justices unanimously threw out a lower court ruling that had approved of a search by Pennsylvania police of a Ford Fusion driven by Terrence Byrd, whose girlfriend had rented the car.
Subtropical or Tropical Development is Possible in Gulf of Mexico, But a Heavy Rain Threat to Florida and the Southeast Regardless
An area of low pressure in the eastern Gulf of Mexico is being monitored for subtropical or tropical development this week as it spreads heavy rainfall across Florida and other parts of the Southeast, potentially giving the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season an early start.
40 Killed in India Dust Storm, Heavy Rains
A powerful dust storm, heavy rains and thunderstorms have killed more than 40 people across northern India.
Treason: Obama Shut Down Efforts To Stop Iran’s Nuke And Bomb Smuggling Network
Obama’s Iran deal was a boost for its weapons program. So why should any of his dirty deals with the Islamic terror state not be a vital part of the same treasonous agenda.
Human Feet Are Washing Ashore In Canada
More than a dozen human feet in shoes have washed up on the shore of British Columbia and Washington over the past 11 years.
3,000 Swedes Get Microchips Put In Skin
…The chips, which are only about as small as a grain of rice, are designed to hold entry keys, credit card information, access to vending machines and printers, and technology to collect train fair while the passenger is already on-board.
Rush Limbaugh: Why Did Obama’s FBI Place An Informant Inside The Trump Campaign?
Syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh discusses Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel’s report that Obama’s FBI had infiltrated the Trump campaign with a spy, and while they had that spy implanted, they were unmasking and leaking and obtaining FISA spying warrants and conducting criminal investigations on Trump advisers.
Iranian Hardliner Group Offers $100,000 to Blow Up New US Embassy in Jerusalem
A hardliner Iranian group offered $100,000 to any Islamist willing to bomb the new US Embassy in Jerusalem.
Shock Study: Major Depression Diagnoses Spike 33 Percent Since 2013
Major depression cases skyrocketed by 33 percent from 2013 to 2016, according to a study by health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
WATCH: US Teacher Encourages Kids to Throw Rocks at 4-Year-Old for Punishment
A day care worker in Arkansas has been accused of encouraging other kids to throw rocks at a four-year-old child for not following the teacher’s directions.
Report: Doctors caught overprescribing drugs to older people as profits overtake ethics
Aging takes a serious toll on humans, and most older people take a lot of pills for various reasons. At first, it might be concerning when family members have to start taking regular medications, but eventually it becomes a new way of life and people stop questioning doctors when they add new pills to an older person’s daily regimen.
Israel says three ‘armed terrorists’ among 52 reported dead in Gaza border clashes
At least three of the 52 Palestinians reportedly killed Monday in clashes ahead of the Jerusalem opening of the U.S. Embassy to Israel were “armed terrorists” caught trying to plant a bomb near the Gaza border fence, Israel’s military said.
Bomb terror targets Christian churches in Indonesia
As the Christian minority in Indonesia celebrated Sunday services a week before Pentecost, Islamic terrorists attacked three churches with bombs, killing at least 13 and wounding scores in the worst such onslaught in 18 years.
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|“These [Gaza] demonstrations would be better described as suicide-riots.” —Weekly Standard
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ZeroHedge Frontrunning: May 15
- Gazans bury their dead after bloody day of protests (Read More)
- U.S. Embassy Move, Bloodshed Add to Friction With Allies (Read More)
- Britain calls for investigation into Gaza violence (Read More)
- China Data Shows a Hint of Slowdown While Factories Still Hum (Read More)
- Iran’s Zarif meets EU foreign policy chief as Europe tries to save nuclear deal (Read More)
- Volcker Rule Rewrite Is Said to Drop Key Trading Burden on Banks (Read More)
- North Korea Starts to Dismantle Nuclear-Test Site (Read More)
- Safety, verification questions hang over North Korea’s plan to close nuclear site (Read More)
- A World Apart: Charting the Gulf Between Chinese and U.S. Tariffs (Read More)
- US, China still ‘very far apart’ on trade: ambassador Terry Branstad (Read More)
- Investors Are Wary as Companies Ramp Up Capital Spending (Read More)
- Thomson Reuters to move forex derivatives to Ireland from London due to Brexit (Read More)
- How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass (Read More)
- Soros’s Foundation Quits Hungary Under Government Pressure (Read More)
- Second Wynn Picasso Yanked From Christie’s Sale After Mishap (Read More)
- Uber Ends Forced Arbitration for Harassment Claims (Read More)
- Allianz making plans to wind down Iran business (Read More)
- Forget Florida—More Northern Retirees Head to Appalachia (Read More)
- Japan’s SoftBank to open Saudi Arabian office (Read More)
Headlines – 5/15/2018
‘You have made history’: Netanyahu hails Trump at Jerusalem embassy opening
‘There’s a new sheriff in town’: U.S. officials say Jerusalem embassy move was long overdue
Pence: By recognizing Jerusalem, we chose fact over fiction
US Embassy opens in Jerusalem: ‘When Trump makes a promise, he keeps it’
Fox News Host: Trump Fulfilled Biblical Prophecy By Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem
Watch: Opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem
57 nation OIC condemns US embassy move to Jerusalem
Turkey: Protesters burn flags over embassy move
European countries blast US embassy move to Jerusalem
Theresa May: UK will not move its embassy to Jerusalem
Abbas pans new US embassy as a ‘settlement outpost’ in Jerusalem
In video at Jerusalem embassy opening, Trump stresses commitment to peace
Jerusalem Embassy Is a Victory for Trump, and a Complication for Middle East Peace
Jared Kushner hails the new US Embassy in Jerusalem as hopes stall for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
Jared Kushner hypes peace deal as Israel kills scores of Palestinian protesters during US embassy move to Jerusalem
Kushner: Peace deal to benefit both sides in Mideast conflict
VP Pence: US Embassy move is way to peace
Embassy move to Jerusalem will not hinder peace process: Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak
Trump Mideast envoy: Moving embassy to Jerusalem ‘necessary condition’ for peace
Senior US official: ‘Trump won’t demand anything from Israel for embassy move’ – Israel isn’t expected political ‘compensation’ for embassy move
Jewish dreams of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital go back thousands of years
‘We returned to our home and we will keep it forever’
Minister urges PM to ask for ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ to be listed on US passports
Bennett: we will never even discuss dividing Jerusalem
Israel is 70 – is hope for a two-state solution gone?
US has lost its status as mediator in Middle East peace process with embassy move: Erdogan
The dream of ‘peace in our time’ in the Middle East died on Monday
Jerusalem Embassy, Gaza Bloodshed Puts Trump’s Mideast Promise at Risk
A house divided: Gaza violence and embassy divides American lawmakers
Trump Just Made it Much More Likely the Next Democratic President Will Open an Embassy to Palestine in Jerusalem
Trump threw a match into Jerusalem with no plan to put out the fire
Trump moving the US embassy to Jerusalem may cause a chain reaction in the Middle East that he can’t control
Kremlin says fears US Jerusalem embassy opening to fuel M. East tensions
Kremlin urges countries to avoid action potentially destabilizing Middle East
France tells Israel to show restraint, disapproves of US Embassy move
Iranian Group Offers $100,000 to Blow Up New U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
Al-Qaida leader calls for Jihad on eve of U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem
Hamas calls for Intifada in Gaza, West Bank
Funerals for 60 Gazans killed expected to ratchet tensions on border
Defiance, then death: Gaza suffers most horrific day of violence for four years
Kushner: Gaza protesters ‘part of the problem’
Ivanka And Jared’s Jerusalem Visit Slammed On Twitter
‘Daddy’s Little Ghoul’: New York Daily News Rips Ivanka Trump Over Embassy Opening – first daughter was “all smiles” as protesters died in Gaza
UN rights experts slam Israel’s ‘disproportionate use of force’
Defending Gaza action, Netanyahu says Israel has obligation to secure border
Netanyahu calls Israeli actions in Gaza self-defense against Hamas
IDF calls Gaza riots ‘unprecedented,’ insists it followed rules as dozens killed
IDF has ‘enough bullets for everyone,’ senior MK says of deadly Gaza clashes
Israeli jets strike 5 Hamas targets in Gaza
Inside look: How Gaza protesters attempted to breach the border fence
Responsibility for Gaza deaths ‘squarely with Hamas,’ White House says
White House Blames Deadly Gaza Violence On Hamas ‘Propaganda’
Israel girds for second day of violence amid fears protests may spread
Sirens blare in West Bank to honor Palestinian Nakba Day
Egypt condemns Israel’s “targeting of Palestinian civilians” in Gaza
Kuwait seeks UN Security Council meeting on Gaza violence
US quashes Security Council call for probe of Gaza deaths
UN warns of more Gaza violence, condemns Israel’s use of force
UN rights chief demands end to Gaza killings, calls for justice
Justice minister plays down prospect of war crimes charges over Gaza deaths
Fmr. CIA chief: Gaza deaths result of ‘utter disregard for Palestinians’ rights’
After dozens of Gazans killed, Hamas leader says patience of armed factions ‘will not last’
Israel threatens to kill Hamas leaders if riots continue
Israel demands UN condemn Hamas’s use of children, civilians as human shields
Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation at Gaza border protest
Israel to reopen Gaza crossing after rioters burn it for 3rd time
False alarm triggered on Gaza border, amid sky-high tensions
Turkey recalls ambassadors to Israel, US over Gaza ‘genocide’
Turkey says US Embassy move encouraged “massacre” by Israeli security forces
‘My condolences to the martyrs’ killed in Gaza protests, Erdogan says
Turkey’s president blames US for returning world to ‘dark days’
Turkish PM says US and Israel partners in crime against humanity
Turkish PM: Muslim countries should review ties with Israel
South Africa recalls ambassador to Israel in wake of ‘indiscriminate’ killing in Gaza
U.S. Marines deployed to protect American embassies in the Middle East after embassy move
Saudi Arabia reiterates its commitment to stand with Palestinian people
Two-thirds of UN Security Council upset by non-implementation of Mideast resolution
Palestinians to file war crimes complaint in Hague over settlements
Natalie Portman will receive the ‘Jewish Nobel’ even though she refuses to attend its ceremony in Israel
Hezbollah says rocket attack on Israel marks ‘new phase’ in Syrian war
Iran wants Israel off the map
Israeli, US finance chiefs meet, agree to keep coordinating on Iran sanctions
Iran FM in Moscow as Russia moves to save nuclear deal
Kremlin: Russia’s Putin, France’s Macron discuss Iran deal by phone
EU leaders to discuss Iran economic options on Wednesday
Pompeo reaches out to European counterparts amid Iran tensions
Trump’s Iran Decision Has Turned Allies Into Adversaries
By ending the Iran deal, Trump has put America on the path to war
US Navy chief expects Iranian behavior to enter ‘period of uncertainty’
US Navy expects ‘uncertainty’ in Gulf after Iran deal withdrawal
US concerned Iran may start harassing ships in Gulf again
Global oil supplies robust enough to cut Iran’s exports – Trump memo
UK, France, Germany to discuss ways to shield firms after US exits Iran deal
Iraq’s Sadr supporters chant ‘Iran is out’ while celebrating electoral victory
Iraq’s shock election result may be turning point for Iran
Iraq PM Abadi says ready to work with election winners
Turkish Currency Woes Put Erdogan in Tight Spot in Re-Election Bid
Bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya arrive in Egypt
North, South Korea to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16
S. Korea official: Incremental N. Korean denuclearization will be unacceptable
Trump denies going soft on Beijing amid ‘make China great again’ mockery
Soros fund quits Hungary over government’s ‘repressive’ policies
Why one-third of American working-age men could be displaced by robots
‘Lost’ asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty to buzz by Earth Tuesday
5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Pamandzi, Mayotte
5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Miyako, Japan
Kluchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 33,000ft
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 30,000ft
Kirishimayama volcano on Japan erupts to 25,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft
Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 13,000ft
Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 13,000ft
18th fissure opens and lava bombs fly as Kilauea’s eruption shows no sign of slowing down
After a Record Hurricane Season in 2017, Forecasters Warn U.S. to Brace for More This Year
Violent storms in India kill at least 86
At least 15 killed, several injured in storm and flashfloods in Pakistan
B.C. town swamped by historic flood braces for melting snow
‘Already catastrophic’: Southern B.C. braces for second wave of flooding
‘This is the worst anybody has seen,’ uncertainty looms around BC floods
Major Depression Diagnoses Up 33 Percent Since 2013, Study Finds
The prophecy clock has now run out for Dispensationalism
The Eternal Jerusalem Is In Heaven Above and Faith In Jesus Christ Is The Only Way In!
How To Deal With Those Who Teach False Doctrine – According to Scripture
Che Ahn: “The 1994 revival in Toronto restored the office of the apostle”.
Artificial Intelligence Summoning Demons According To Tech Genius – “No One Is Paying Attention.”
Two Beijing House Churches Investigated
|New Mickey Mouse ears are stirring much controversy
||Posted: 15 May 2018 10:15 AM PDT
Disney has stirred controversy in recent years with its depictions of homosexuality in animated features for children, and now the iconic Mickey Mouse ears are available in a gay theme. Exclusive to Disney World and Disneyland shops, “Mickey Mouse Rainbow Love,” selling for $17.99, can be customized with the wearer’s name in rainbow embroidery at an additional cost, according to the
website Hornet, reported Christian News. A social-media post with a photo of the Mickey Mouse ears said: “Disney World got gay ears and I need to get them just to [vulgarity] off old religious people.” A Disney representative told the Huffington Post the company offers “a wide range of merchandise items that appeal to guests of diverse backgrounds.” Last October, the Disney Channel teen series “Andi Mack” featured a “coming out scene” for one of its main male characters, noted Christian News. READ MORE
|Trump Fulfills His Promise to Support Israel in What Many See as a “Prophetic Event”
||Posted: 15 May 2018 10:04 AM PDT
(By Steve Strang) As Israel marks its 70th anniversary as a modern nation today, most faithful evangelicals are familiar with the words of Genesis 12:3, in which God says to Abraham, the father of the Jewish race, “I will bless them who bless you and curse him who curses you, and in you all families of the earth will be blessed.” The promise of this passage is simple enough: The nation of Israel is sacred in God’s eyes.
His blessings have preserved the Jewish people through destruction and disaster countless times over the centuries. He has blessed the nation and its people, and He has promised to bless those who uphold the Jewish nation and to curse those who harm His chosen people. Evangelical Christians believe this to be one of the most fundamental promises of Scripture. But not everyone agrees. Today’s opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem came with mass protests yesterday along the Israel border, casting a cloud over the event. MORE
|Asteroid to buzz earth tonight, closest approach of this size in 300 years
||Posted: 15 May 2018 09:57 AM PDT
An asteroid will narrowly miss striking the planet tonight, the closest an asteroid of this size has been to Earth in the last 300 years. EarthSky reports the asteroid is 197 to 427 feet, or “as big across as a city block,” Dr. Erin Ryan, an asteroid expert at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, tells NBC News. Sky watchers can see the asteroid fly past at 6:05 p.m. Eastern Time with a telescope. The Northolt
Branch Observatories in London began live streaming the asteroid last night on Facebook. “There are many close approaches from asteroids, [but] most are very small. Only very few objects of [this] size have ever been seen coming closer than the Moon,” NBO astronomer Guy Wells told Newsweek. READ MORE
|Tensions rise between Israel and Turkey over US Embassy move and Gaza violence
||Posted: 15 May 2018 09:48 AM PDT
Israel has told Turkey’s consul to leave the Jewish state, according to the Israeli foreign ministry. It comes after Ankara ordered Israel’s ambassador out of Turkey over the violence in Gaza. “The Israeli ambassador was told that our envoy to Israel was called back for consultations, and was informed that it would be appropriate for him to go back to his country for some time,” a Turkish Foreign Ministry source told Reuters.
The ambassador, Eitan Naeh, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry in Ankara on Tuesday, according to Haaretz. He has served in the position since October 2015. It comes after Turkey recalled its own ambassadors in Israel and the United States “for consultations” over the violence on Monday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to the crackdown by Israeli forces as “genocide” and called Israel a “terrorist state,” while reaffirming his country’s commitment to standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people. READ MORE
|College Orders Student to Remove Jesus From Graduation Speech
||Posted: 15 May 2018 09:23 AM PDT
A Colorado university was forced to backtrack after it questionably demanded a student remove Bible passages from a graduation speech she was elected to give by her classmates. Colorado Mesa University nursing student Karissa Erickson was chosen to address graduates at an event days before their commencement this month, but her speech was nearly derailed by school administrators who were concerned about the religious themes of her prepared remarks.
As the Daily Sentinel reported, Erickson was to speak at the CMU nursing program’s pinning ceremony on May 10. Prior to the ceremony, the student was asked to submit her remarks to school officials—though no formal guidelines regarding what could and could not be said were reportedly ever given—and she was soon told that she would not be able to deliver her speech as written because she cited John 16:33. “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace,” the passage reads. “In the world you have tribulation, but take comfort, I have overcome the world.” MORE
|Church members claim they saw Jesus in the fire
||Posted: 15 May 2018 09:20 AM PDT
Moses found God in a burning bush, and some North Dakota churchgoers believe they saw an apparition of Jesus in the form of flame at an Easter Vigil mass in March. Amateur photographer Paulette Osborne captured the photo of the burning Easter candle at Holy Spirit Church in Fargo taking the shape of the a cloaked man on March 31, and, while she is cautious about using the term “apparition,” she admits to being wowed by the image.
“You have to be careful because an apparition has to be thoroughly researched and approved by the [Catholic] Church,” she told KFGO radio station. “I mean, it’s a beautiful symbol of the evening and it was so appropriate for that Easter Vigil service. It really cannot be called an apparition.” As Osborne explained, she began snapping pictures that the vigil mass after noticing a crowd of people gathering around the flame. MORE
|Did Trump Fulfill Bible Prophecy Like King Cyrus?
||Posted: 15 May 2018 09:13 AM PDT
ATTENTION: The following report does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of ETH
President Donald Trump is like the Bible’s King Cyrus and fulfilling prophecy in his move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a Fox News host and former judge claims. “Donald Trump recognized history. He, like King Cyrus before him, fulfilled the biblical prophecy of the gods worshiped by Jews, Christians and, yes, Muslims, that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish
state and that the Jewish people deserve a righteous, free and sovereign Israel,” Judge Jeanine Pirro argued in an op-ed in Fox News published on Sunday. The former Westchester County Court judge and district attorney lauded Trump ahead of Monday’s official opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, a move which has sparked protests and condemnation throughout the Muslim world, but has been hailed by Israel and several religious leaders in America. READ MORE
|Officials warn catastrophic volcanic eruption imminent in Hawaii
||Posted: 15 May 2018 09:03 AM PDT
: Officials in Hawaii are reportedly warning residents of an imminent large eruption in Hawaii. When the lava lake inside Kilauea drops,
a catastrophic explosion could launch ballistic boulders the size of cars into the air and plumes of ash could rise 20,000 feet. MORE
|STDs in California reach all-time high: 300,000 cases…
||Posted: 15 May 2018 08:56 AM PDT
The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis, state health authorities said Monday. More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were in 2017, a 45 percent increase from five years ago, according to data released by the California Department of
Public Health. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are most common among people under 30, the report said. Rates of chlamydia are highest among young women, while men account for the majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases. If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain. Syphilis can result in blindness, hearing loss and neurologic problems. READ MORE
|This Generation shall not pass….
||Posted: 14 May 2018 02:27 PM PDT
In this special “Prophetic” message we will discuss the significance of Israel and the 70th Anniversary of their Independence. We will also show you 10 major prophecies regarding Israel that have or is coming to pass as we speak!