November 2, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who spoke by telephone on Thursday, expressed optimism about resolving their trade dispute ahead of a high-stakes meeting at the end of November in Argentina.

A senior Trump administration official on Friday dismissed as untrue a media report that U.S. President Donald Trump was readying a possible trade deal with China, a CNBC reporter said in a post on Twitter.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration planned to require immigrants seeking asylum in the United States to come into the country through a legal port of entry, pushing a hard line on immigration ahead of elections next week.

The United States is expected to spare eight countries from U.S. sanctions because they have significantly cut imports of Iranian oil, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. They did not identify the eight nations, though among Iran’s biggest customers are China, India, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Greece and Italy.

At least seven people have been killed and 14 wounded in attack on a bus heading toward a Coptic Christian monastery in upper Egypt, the Archbishop of Minya told Reuters on Friday.

The United States on Friday removed two top Turkish officials from the Global Magnitsky Act sanctions list, according to the Treasury Department website.

Russia and Cuba on Friday called on the United States to reconsider its intention to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty, saying the move would have extremely negative consequences for international security.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S President Donald Trump will hold a long and substantive meeting on the sidelines of the G20 in Argentina which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Friday.

The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap increased 1.3 percent to $54.0 billion, widening for a fourth straight month.

AP Top Stories

A Catholic priest said Friday that he has been punished by church leaders in France after he gathered more than 100,000 signatures for a petition calling for a cardinal to resign over his handling of child sexual abuse cases.

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state’s new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.

Turkish and U.S. troops began joint patrols in northern Syria on Thursday aimed at averting clashes between Turkey and Washington’s Kurdish allies, but Turkey pressed on with a new threatened offensive nearby to crush the Kurds.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a rare meeting with American evangelical Christians on Thursday, as the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to open up more to the world and repair an image of religious intolerance.

Defense specialist Allison Barrie shares information on a new bullet that is bigger, bolder and harder hitting than current rounds. This new generation of bullet will help make U.S. soldiers even more unstoppable by allowing them to shoot farther – with accuracy – than any known military rifle on earth.

Russia has quietly invited a group of senior Afghan politicians to talks with the Taliban in Moscow, bypassing President Ashraf Ghani’s government in a move that has angered officials in Kabul who say it could muddle the U.S.-backed peace process.

The UN General Assembly on Thursday called for an end to the decades-old US embargo on Cuba, adopting a resolution by an overwhelming majority and rejecting US moves to criticize Havana’s human rights record.

An activist working with several thousand Central American migrants moving through southern Mexico says the caravan’s effort to arrange bus travel to Mexico City has “failed.”


The US Labor Department said wages grew at an annual rate of 3.1% in October, accelerating from a rate of 2.8% the month before. The economy also added 250,000 jobs last month, which was well ahead of analysts’ expectations. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%.

The US justice department has indicted three individuals and two companies based in China and Taiwan for allegedly stealing a US company’s trade secrets.

The new head of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court told the BBC’s Focus on Africa program that she wants to ensure that the country has an independent judiciary. Earlier on Thursday Meaza Ashenafi, a prominent human rights lawyer, was elected as the first woman to head the country’s top court.

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users’ accounts. The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, although there are reasons to be skeptical about that figure.


The number of employed Americans has never been higher. The 156,562,000 Americans employed in October is the 12th record set under President Donald Trump.

Scientists have finally confirmed that the massive object at the heart of our galaxy is, in fact, a supermassive black hole.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a rare meeting with American evangelical Christians on Thursday, as the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to open up more to the world and repair an image of religious intolerance.

News – 11/2/2018

Israel Presses to End International Observer Mission in Hebron
The Temporary International Presence in Hebron, or ‎TIPH, is a civilian observer mission that was formed ‎in the wake of the 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs ‎massacre, in which Jewish terrorist Baruch Goldstein ‎killed 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded 125 others ‎as they gathered for a prayer service inside the ‎holy site. ‎ Recently, however, there has been a growing number ‎of complaints alleging its members are ‎systematically and violently targeting the Jewish ‎community in Hebron. ‎

Mattis on border deployment: ‘We don’t do stunts in this department’
When asked by reporters at the Pentagon if the latest deployment of 5,200 American troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is a political stunt, Mattis responded, “We don’t do stunts in this department.” President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that up to 15,000 troops could be sent to the border in advance of the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico to the United States. This, after it was announced earlier this week that an additional 5,200 troops would deploy to the border. Such a number of troops is comparable to the number of troops currently deployed to Afghanistan.

A Snake, The Temple, and Messiah
the appearance of a snake coming out of the stones of the Temple Mount could be seen as an auspicious sign. In gematria (Hebrew numerology) nachash (snake) נחש equals 358, the same as Moshiach (Messiah) משיח. The Zohar (the basis of Jewish mysticism) explained that the evil inclination, personified by the snake in Eden, will make a resurgence in the days before Messiah,…

Oman’s foreign minister meets Abbas
Oman’s foreign affairs minister on Wednesday met Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and delivered a letter about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s surprise visit to the Gulf sultanate last week, AFP reported, citing official PA media. The minister, Yusuf bin Alawi, gave Abbas the letter from Oman’s Sultan Qaboos, the official PA news agency Wafa said. It provided no further details on their discussions in Ramallah.

Now Biden calls for GOP congressman to learn ‘threshold of pain’
Joe Biden only a week ago called for an end to “this division, this hatred, this ugliness” around the 2018 midterm elections. Now he’s calling for a union official to come up and show a member of Congress “a threshold of pain.” It’s the latest in the Democrats’ rhetoric calling for violence around next week’s election. A post on the Twitter news aggregating site Twitchy said it “seems like only last week when Joe Biden was decrying ‘this division, this hatred, this ugliness.’ Probably because it was only last week.” Here Biden’s latest: Joe Biden suggests union president should attack GOP Congressman @KevinCramer, “show him a threshold of pain.”

Staffer spills guv candidate’s hidden, far-left agenda Florida’s Gillum among ‘crazy, crazy’ progressives in ‘cracker state’
The Democratic candidate in a close race for governor of Florida, Rep. Andrew Gillum, is the latest target in a Project Veritas undercover video series “revealing secrets and lies from political campaigns in 2018.” Released Wednesday night, the video features campaign staffer Omar Smith, a college friend of Gillum who refers to Florida as a “f***ed up state” and a “cracker state” in which the campaign must appeal to “white guilt.”

Christian Leaders Release Video on Soros’s ‘Rented Evangelicals’
The American Association of Evangelicals (AAE) is warning about progressive wolves in Christians’ clothing. The AAE on Monday released an explosive three-minute video, “Soros’s Rented Evangelicals” exploring the George Soros network’s funding of “evangelical mascots” and a “Rent-an-Evangelical” tactic to confuse and divide the Christian vote for the pro-faith, pro-life Republican party.

Israel, China deepen business ties with bilateral collaboration agreements
Business ties between Israel and China took another step forward as several high-level bilateral collaboration agreements were signed at the fourth annual China Yunnan-Israel Innovation Cooperation Forum… One week after the business-oriented visit of Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, a high-level business delegation from China’s southwestern Yunnan province including Vice Governor Zong Guoying arrived in the country to deepen relations with Israel’s innovation scene.

Report: China holds seminars to teach other countries how to restrict online speech
Internet freedom is in decline across much of the globe as various governments crack down on dissent and so-called fake news, according to an annual report from Freedom House, a nonprofit that receives much of its funding from the U.S. government. China is not only continuing to restrict online speech within its own borders, but also providing seminars and tours to delegations from other countries, where it promotes its restrictive techniques and tools.

Finnish soldiers find ‘secret Russian military bases’ after raiding mysterious island
Retired to a tiny island in an archipelago between Finland and Sweden, Leo Gastgivar awoke early one morning to visit the outhouse in his bathrobe, only to notice two black speedboats packed with Finnish commandos in camouflage fatigues waiting in the bay near his front door. After an exchange of awkward greetings, Mr Gastgivar went inside, collected a pair of binoculars and watched aghast as the commandos raced off towards the island of his nearest neighbour, a mysterious Russian businessman he had never met or even seen.

Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk
Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for people to worry. No new research was issued Thursday. Instead, the National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns about a link to heart and brain cancer from a study of male rats that was made public last winter.

Report: Palestinian factions agree to temporary halt of violence
The Palestinian factions in Gaza have agreed to temporarily halt the violence on the border in order to chance the Egyptian efforts to reach ceasefire understandings with Israel, a source in the strip told Ynet on Thursday. According to the source, the agreement between the Palestinian factions includes a halt to incendiary balloons, tire burning and the nightly protests on the border.

U.S. grants eight countries Iran sanctions waivers: Bloomberg
The U.S. government has agreed to let eight countries, including close allies South Korea and Japan, as well as India, keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposes sanctions on Tehran next week, Bloomberg cited a U.S. official as saying. Iran’s biggest oil customers – all in Asia – have been seeking sanctions waivers to allow them to continue buying some of its oil and have argued that a total ban would spur a further rally in the price of crude.

New York Times Begins Propaganda Campaign In Attempt To Sanitize George Soros Ahead Of Midterm Elections
..Democrats and Far Left Liberals are the recipients of his funding, and in fact, George Soros recently purchased $3,000,000.00 in stock holdings of the New York Times. So is it any wonder that now the NYT has begun publishing videos and articles that attempt to show Soros in a positive light, and cast the people who expose him for the evil he truly is as ‘conspiracy nuts’ and ‘right wing extremists’?

800 influential Islamic scholars from 120 countries to meet in order to establish that Islam is a religion of peace that poses no threat to the world
If it really were a religion of peace, they wouldn’t have to hold big conferences to prove it; it would be obvious to everyone. But there is an unfortunate reality that the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies is likely to ignore: there has never been a period since the beginning of Islam that was characterized by large-scale peaceful coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims.

French President Emmanuel Macron Says He Has Middle East ‘Peace Plan’ If Trump’s Long-Awaited Proposal Fails
Rumors about the details of President Trump’s peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians swirl incessantly, but almost no tangible details have surfaced so far.

BETO BOMBSHELL: New Video Shows Staffers Used Campaign Funds to ‘ILLEGALLY AID’ Migrant Caravan
Unbelievable undercover footage released by Project Veritas Thursday raises serious legal and ethical questions surrounding Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign; revealing top staffers potentially violated federal law by using campaign finances to help undocumented workers traveling with the ‘migrant caravan.’

Trump is sending US troops to the Mexican border to stop the migrant caravans threatening to invade the US – and they WILL be armed
The Pentagon is preparing to send as many as 5,000 additional troops to the southwest border to assist the Border Patrol, more than doubling the military presence there, according to two U.S. officials.

New hardcore Brazil President to close ‘Palestinian’ embassy: “You do not negotiate with terrorists and they’re not a country”
A refreshing dose of reality from a country that has supported the “Palestinian” jihad for a considerable period.

US military stokes World War 3 tensions with launch of massive Global Thunder nuclear drills
SIMMERING international tensions have been ramped up with the launch of the US military’s Global Thunder 2019 command and control exercise.

MIDDLE EAST BOMBSHELL: ‘Palestinians’ End Recognition of Israel, Void All Peace Agreements With the Jewish State
The Palestinian Central Council (PCC), which met in Ramallah over two days, decided on Monday to end all commitments in the agreements the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has signed with Israel, to end security coordination and to revoke the Paris Economic Protocols which govern the economic cooperation with Israel.

Meadows: Investigate FBI for being ‘weaponized’ by Obama
Did bureau lie to spy on members of Trump campaign?

US Therapists Report Rise in ‘Trump Anxiety Disorder’ Cases
Therapists in the United States are reporting a spike in the number of patients being treated for a recent phenomenon that’s been dubbed “Trump Anxiety Disorder.”

EU Trials Orwellian AI Lie Detector Border Guard at Airports
New trials for an EU-funded scheme for Artifical Intelligence lie-detector systems which aim to scan travelers who government flag as suspicious.

Toddler dies of measles in Jerusalem, in first such incident in 15 years | The Times of Israel
An 18-month-old toddler has died of measles in Jerusalem, the first recorded death from measles in the past 15 years. According to officials at the capital’s Shaare Zedek Hospital, the infant was not vaccinated against the virulently contagious disease.

Malta’s Government Publicly Condemns Singer for Saying He is No Longer Gay, Found Jesus
A contestant on Malta’s version of the X Factor television series is under fire for publicly declaring that he is a former homosexual who gave his life to Jesus.

As Venezuela’s health system collapses, disease spreads beyond its borders
…Brazilian doctors near the Venezuelan frontier marked the start of an imported measles epidemic that is still ravaging the Brazilian Amazon. It was the first time in nearly two decades that the highly contagious virus had appeared in this tropical region, home to a growing number of Venezuelan migrants. The disease has also spread to Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Report: Armed Gaza factions agree to temporarily rein in border violence
Armed factions in the Gaza Strip have agreed to temporarily rein in violence along the security fence with Israel ahead of Friday’s weekly border clashes, a Hamas official told the Ynet news site on Thursday.

Freed! Christian who was given death sentence for offering Muslims water
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has concluded that a story accusing a Christian woman who offered her Muslim co-workers water was “concocted” to charge her with the capital offense of blasphemy, and “the appellant being innocent deserves acquittal.”

Armed Citizens Join the Front Lines to Help Prevent Caravan Riders From Entering the U.S.
The United States Border Patrol alerted Texas landowners about the possibility of armed citizens being on their property. These men and women have decided to join the Border Patrol and the National Guard on the front lines of the United States-Mexico border to prevent illegal aliens from entering the U.S.

DHS Telling Border Residents “We Can’t Protect You”
…This country is not just dealing with an impending border breach by tens of thousands of migrants. We are looking at a paramilitary guerrilla force that will be inserted into this country with predesigned acts of terrorism to be carried out on US soil. America is indeed at war! And the architect of it all, is none other than George Soros.

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.” —Alexander Hamilton (1791)

In Today’s Edition

  • Republicans have their closing argument: A roaring economy.
  • Trump is actually very “warm and consoling” in person, says rabbi.
  • Marsha Blackburn serves a model opposition ad in Tennessee.
  • If Democrats win, expect a renewed push for “free” college tuition.
  • Deregulation worked in 1978 for airlines, as we can still see today.
  • Ben & Jerry team up with anti-Semitic, anti-Trump resistance.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists, and Short Cuts.

Roaring Economy Is GOP’s Best Election Pitch

Will voters reward the GOP, or has Democrats’ divisive rhetoric really made voters “tired of winning”?

Rabbi Debunks Leftmedia Anti-Trump Narrative

Behind the scenes, Trump shows a surprisingly “warm and personal side” that America rarely sees.

Blackburn’s Best Opposition Ad Yet

Phil Bredesen will represent national Democrats, not his fellow Tennesseans.

The High Cost of ‘Free’ College

If Democrats win, expect a push to expand federal giveaways for college tuition.

Airline Deregulation at 40: Flying the Friendly Skies

Back when 1970s Democrats offered proof positive that deregulation does work.

Ben & Jerry’s Serves Up Anti-Semitic Resistance

The ice cream company supports leaders tied to infamous anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

Video: After Calling for Dialing Down Rhetoric, the Left Ramps It Up

A montage of Leftmedia voices calling Trump racist, misogynist, evil, and other things.

Friday Short Cuts

“It’s good to remember there’s a multibillion dollar industry based on keeping you in a perpetual state of stupidity, rage, resentment, and paranoia.” —David Burge

Friday Top Headlines

Economy, asylum, Demo plans, Republicans bullied, Facebook censorship, and more.

Today’s Opinion

David Harsanyi
The Left’s Response to the Mass Shooting of Jews Was an Act of Bad Faith
Michael Reagan
Birthright Citizenship Is Wrong for America
Rich Lowry
Trump Should Put Away His Pen and Phone
Rebecca Hagelin
Hate, Division, Socialism, and the Sunshine State
Erick Erickson
There Is More to Life Than Politics

Today’s Meme

Today’s Cartoon

Apostasy Watch Daily News

Costi Hinn – The Importance of Preaching Sound Doctrine

Pastor Arrested on Charges of Filming 100s of Voyeurism Videos of Female Staff, Students at School

O.C. Prosecutors Warn Public of ‘Faith Healing’ Business Under Investigation for Allegedly Targeting Latinos, Defrauding Them of Savings

Facebook lets Antifa group encourage their followers to burn down housing developments

Amazon to Premiere New Comedy About Pastor and Prostitute in ‘Pastor and the Pro’

Abortion pills now available by mail in US — but FDA may be investigating

Headlines – 11/2/2018

Greenblatt returning to Israel this weekend for continued talks on the administration’s upcoming peace plan

Brazil president-elect Bolsonaro: Will move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Netanyahu said to urge Washington to stick by Saudi crown prince

Egypt to host war games, in possible nod to growing anti-Iran alliance

Iran braces for oil sanctions after currency crash, protests

Iran’s FM claims Israeli intelligence sabotaging nuclear deal

PM: Iran ‘most potent force of militant Islam’; threatens Israel, Europe alike

Norway summons Iranian ambassador over Denmark assassination plan

Netanyahu warns Europe of possible attacks by Iran

Netanyahu Embarks for Bulgaria Summit, Aims to Counter ‘EU’s Hostile Approach’

Ahead of Varna Summit, Netanyahu Says He Wants to Change ‘Hypocritical and Hostile Attitude’ of EU Toward Israel

Israel breaks up PA-led conference in East Jerusalem, arrests local governor – Israeli officials accused organizers of seeking to erode Israeli sovereignty in the city

Gaza protest leaders to urge calm on border amid ceasefire efforts

Senior Hamas Official: Gaza Factions Agree to End Violent Protests Along Israel Border

Israel said to warn Beirut it will strike Hezbollah rocket factories

Report: Iran-Backed Hezbollah Pays Syrian Rebels to Switch Sides

Russia: News about Khashoggi’s death inflated by political machinations

Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince ‘said he was dangerous Islamist’

Saudi Crown Prince meets with American Evangelical Christian leaders

Saudi-led Coalition Masses Troops Near Yemen’s Hodeidah as Pressure Mounts to End War

Yemen’s government welcomes efforts to establish peace

U.N. urges end to U.S. embargo on Cuba, U.S. raises rights concerns

Israel again sole US backer as world urges end to Cuba blockade

Bolton brands Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua a ‘troika of tyranny’ in sanctions rollout

Trump announces plan to deny asylum-seekers who don’t show up at ports of entry, in latest major immigration policy shift

Trump says troops should shoot migrants who throw rocks

Tree of Life rabbi says he was ‘pleasantly surprised’ by Trump’s personal side

Amb. David Friedman to Jews: Stop fighting over Pittsburgh massacre

Brooklyn synagogue defaced with ‘Kill the Jews’ graffiti

Pelosi subpoena threat ‘illegal,’ Trump says, will take to Supreme Court

More blame a divided America on the media than on Trump

How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream

Chinese-style ‘digital authoritarianism’ grows globally: study

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Skull-Shaped ‘Halloween Asteroid’ Will Zip by Earth Again This Month

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Iquique, Chile

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Tanabe, Japan

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 19,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Flooding in Venice can’t stop pizzeria from serving customers in ankle-deep water

Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth

Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

Police Say An HIV Positive Man Had Unprotected Sex With Children

Robot love: The race to create the ultimate AI sex partner

Apple, Google, and Amazon join list of over 50 companies opposing any Trump administration rollback of transgender rights

Tanzania announces ‘surveillance squad’ to hunt down homosexuals

Halloween violence, looting sees more than 110 arrested in France

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