November 20, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.

President Donald Trump is likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents stationed along the U.S. border with Mexico if they come under threat from migrants seeking to cross into the United States, a U.S. official said on Monday.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

An attacker shouting “Allahu akbar” stabbed a Belgian policeman several times in the neck in central Brussels on Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Myanmar’s High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.

U.S. homebuilding rose in October amid a rebound in multi-family housing projects, but construction of single-family homes fell for a second straight month, suggesting the housing market remained mired in weakness as mortgage rates march higher.

The value of bitcoins handled by major payment processors shriveled nearly 80 percent in the year to September. That suggests the cryptocurrency is struggling to mature from speculative asset to a serious alternative to state-issued money. Inc has bid for Walt Disney Co’s 22 regional sports networks, including Yes Network, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Heavy rains are expected in northern California on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides and hindering the search for more victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history as nearly 1,000 people remain listed as missing.

AP Top Stories

Police said on Tuesday they arrested three men who were allegedly preparing to attack a “mass gathering” in Melbourne, less than two weeks after a man was killed in Australia’s second-largest city in what police said was an act of terrorism.

The United States is reportedly considering adding Venezuela to its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Including the South American socialist state on the list could impose further financial restrictions on Caracas at a time when it is already battling hyperinflation, food and medicine shortages and a mass exodus of citizens.

Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country’s disaster agency Conred said.

Israeli fire wounded a cameraman for the Associated Press news agency and 24 other Palestinians during protests Monday in northern Gaza, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Italy has ordered the seizure of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius for alleged illegal waste treatment, Doctors without Borders said on Tuesday.

Poland’s Catholic Church on Monday asked victims of sexual abuse by the clergy for forgiveness, a month after an appeal court upheld a ruling stating the Church was responsible for the crimes of one if its priests.

The North Korean soldier who defected to the South in a hail of bullets last year is a general’s son but says most Northerners of his age have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un, according to a Japanese newspaper.

From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets — Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed’s birthday on Tuesday.

One of the first Muslim women in Congress is challenging a 181-year-old rule that bars religious headwear in the House chamber.


A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 13 lbs. of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials said. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags and two flip-flops.

People trapped in a falling lift in the US city of Chicago thought they were going to die as they plummeted 84 floors to the ground. Six people, including a pregnant woman, fell from the 95th to the 11th floor in a skyscraper formerly known as the John Hancock Center early on Friday morning.

Since July, more than 200,000 people have fled into camps following ethnic conflict on the border of Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said.

On World Toilet Day, it has reported that 93%of Ethiopians lack basic sanitation where they live, making it the lowest ranked nation on the continent.

Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives.


New Jersey officials announced on Friday that an 11th child has died and another 23 children have become stricken with adenovirus at a New Jersey center for severely disabled children.

A recent poll by SurveyMonkey for Axios appears to show that public opinion on social media firms has become quite negative amongst the majority of people questioned. 57 Percent of Americans surveyed believe that social media hurts democracy and free speech.

News – 11/20/2018

Netanyahu: Holding the Keys for the Messiah
Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, one of the most influential Sephardic spiritual leaders of the century who passed away in 2006 at the age of 106, met with Netanyahu in 1997 during his first term as prime minister. Rabbi Kaduri whispered a long message into the politicians ear. Rabbi Shmuel Shmueli, a follower of Rabbi Kaduri, revealed that Kaduri had always maintained that Netanyahu would serve a very long time and after his term in office, the Messiah would arrive. Before his death, Kaduri had said that he expected the the Jewish Messiah, to arrive soon, and that he had met him a year earlier.

Why has the Democratic Party gone mad?
How can one possibly explain what increasingly appears to be the progressive left’s growing descent into madness?
There are no rational, sane or even understandable arguments for insisting that dozens of different genders exist, or for forcing women to allow men to use their locker rooms, bathrooms and showers and to compete in (and often win) their athletic competitions, and for forcing everyone else to play along with the delusion that a man is a woman (or vice versa) or else be treated as criminals. Consider the Democrats’ new love affair with violence….

Netanyahu: Israel will not sign Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
“I have instructed the Foreign Ministry to announce that Israel will not accede to, and will not sign, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. We are committed to guarding our borders against illegal migrants.

Jerry Brown quietly admits Trump was right
After brushing off President Trump’s charge that poor forest management is partly to blame for California’s recent devastating wildfires, Gov. Jerry Brown is urging state lawmakers to ease restrictions on logging that were enacted under pressure from environmental groups. In an effort to thin more forests, the proposal would allow private landowners with 300 acres or less to cut larger trees and build temporary roads without obtaining a permit.

Barack Obama could be STRIPPED of Nobel Peace Prize – and given to Trump instead
Now lawmakers in the US state of Ohio are backing a push to have current US President Donald Trump even the award.

Joe Biden Confronted Over Child Molesting Claims At CSPAN LIVE Event
Is Joe Biden is a prime example of the permissiveness that infests the inner circle of the D.C. Satanists and pedophiles? The pedophilia problem in government is the elephant in the room, and it used to keep politicians in check.

Ex-CIA Director Hayden to ‘Post’: Iran looking to outlast Donald Trump
Iran’s approach to the current nuclear standoff appears to be trying to outlast the Trump administration, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden told The Jerusalem Post in an interview late Monday. “The Iranians are well-served by what they are doing now – steady as you go. You got MBS [Mohammed Bin Salman] doing everything they need him to do to distract, divert and divide.

Report: Gaza terrorist groups preparing for Israeli military operation despite ceasefire
Palestinian terror organizations in the Gaza Strip are preparing for a possible military operation by Israel…following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hints at what he called the “second stage of the last round in the Gaza Strip.” Meanwhile, Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders were invited to Cairo to…meet with intelligence chiefs in the country and discuss further understandings of the ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Hamas member claims Israel ‘begged’ for ceasefire after Gaza flareup
Hamas claimed on Monday that it was Israel who had “begged” for last week’s ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The claim came in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to the effect that Hamas rulers “begged for a ceasefire and they know why.” Netanyahu made his statement at a memorial service last week for Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion.

PNG security forces storm parliament over Apec pay dispute
Police and security forces have stormed Papua New Guinea’s parliament in a dispute over unpaid bonuses for last week’s Apec summit, lawmakers said. The group reportedly smashed windows and furniture in the building, located in the capital Port Moresby. The impoverished island hosted leaders from both sides of the Pacific last week despite the high costs involved.

Spain Brexit: PM Sánchez threatens to vote no over Gibraltar
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said Spain will reject the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without a clarification of the text on future talks on the status of Gibraltar. Spain maintains a claim to the peninsula, ceded to the British crown under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht. It wants to ensure that future EU talks with the UK do not cover Gibraltar.

US migrant caravan: Trump’s asylum ban halted by judge
A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing the southern US border illegally. US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued the temporary restraining order after hearing arguments by civil rights groups. Mr Trump signed the order earlier this month in response to the migrant caravan moving towards the border.

Thousands flee as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts
The stratovolcano southwest of the city of Antigua began erupting on Sunday, with ash and lava spewing from its crater. It comes five months after almost 200 people were buried by volcanic ash and mud during a violent eruption in June. That eruption generated pyroclastic flows – fast-moving mixtures of very hot gas and volcanic matter – which descended down the slopes, engulfing communities such as El Rodeo and San Miguel Los Lotes.

Beijing pioneering citizens’ ‘points’ system critics brand ‘Orwellian’
Beijing’s municipal government will assign citizens and firms “personal trustworthiness points” by 2021…pioneering China’s controversial plan for a “social credit” system to monitor citizens and businesses. The system’s rollout has attracted international headlines, sparking comparisons to George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, with critics saying it could massively heighten the Chinese Communist Party’s already strict control over society.

Foreign Ministry appoints first Arab Christian diplomat as ambassador
For the first time, an Arab Christian diplomat has been appointed as an Israeli ambassador. Attorney George Deek, an Arab Christian diplomat with years of experience is the new Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan. The newly appointed ambassador was born to a Christian Arab family in Jaffa, and is the only Christian in the Foreign Ministry.

IAF to supplement F-35 stealth jets with upgraded F-15 IA
The new F-15 IA was chosen by the IDF and Israel Air Force (IAF) as the new fighter jet to be acquired over the next decade, according to an official announcement Saturday. The purchase has already been approved by the government, and the first of the aircraft is expected to arrive in Israel as soon as 2023. In the meantime, the IAF will continue purchasing stealth attack aircrafts.

Report: U.S. Troops at Southwest Border Coming Home as Migrants Arrive
U.S. troops will start heading home from their mission supporting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on the Southwest border this week, just as migrants are beginning to arrive, according to a report by Politico.

Why has the Democratic Party gone mad?
Right now, tens of millions of Americans – including many decent, traditional Democrats – are wondering what on Earth has possessed today’s Democratic Party.

Trump warns Turkey to NOT purchase the Russian S-400 missile system, but they are ignoring him – severe American sanctions threatened
DONALD Trump’s administration could slap Turkey with more sanctions over a decsion by Ankara to deploy an advanced Russian missile system on Europe’s doorstep, Turkish media reports.

Just Three Men Now Control The Price Of The World’s Oil As OPEC Becomes Meaningless In Global Power Shift
Just last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed in a brutal, execution-style killing, according to the latest CIA intelligence. Will he be brought to justice any time soon? Don’t hold your breath unless you look good in blue.

Hamas Complains: Their God Changes Direction of Our Missiles in Mid-Air
Hamas terrorists are complaining that Israel’s God is changing the direction of their rockets mid-air.

Pope Francis continues to ignore reality, and now says that Climate Change is the biggest threat to the world
Pope Francis highlighted on Monday what he considers two main threats to humanity, namely the “immense crisis” of global warming and the possibility of nuclear war.

The UN is now working on making abortion and assisted suicide a universal right that would be mandatory in every country
The United Nations Human Rights Committee drafted a memo saying that abortion and physician-assisted suicide should be universal human rights.

Airbnb Sides With Pro-Palestinian Activists, Erases Jewish Listings From West Bank
According to a Monday morning press release from Airbnb, the self-proclaimed “world’s largest community driven hospitality company” is now removing roughly 200 Jewish listings located in the “occupied West Bank” because, after listening to “various experts — including those who have criticized our previous approach,” Airbnb no longer wants to do business in a “disputed region.”

DHS: Over 500 Criminals Traveled within Caravan at U.S. Border
Department of Homeland Security officials announced today that over 500 criminals are part of the group of migrants stationed just outside the U.S. border, according to Fox News.

Pope warns that the ‘wealthy few are growing ever fewer and more rich’
Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that ‘the wealthy few’ enjoy what, ‘in justice, belongs to all’ and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the needy, including migrants.

To tackle global toilet crisis, startup converts human waste into cooking fuel
An Israeli startup, HomeBiogas, which has developed a process of transforming organic waste into cooking fuel for homes, has now upgraded its technology to allow its system to process human waste — poop — into cooking fuel, without the need to be connected to a sewage or a water grid.

The Organizational Structure of the Red Dawn Invasion Force
Publicly, The United States and Mexico deny that there are ISIS terrorists operating near El Paso, TX, even though the information was released, with solid documentation 4 years ago. This was in regard to the existence of a Judicial Watch disclosure which reported that ISIS maintains a base camp only a few miles from El Paso, TX. This was noteworthy, but it was buried by the MSM and the Obama administration.

British School Accused of ‘Tricking’ Children into ‘Changing Their Gender’
A British teacher has blown the whistle to reveal that a single UK school has 17 children currently going through the process of “changing their gender,” claiming that the students are being “tricked” into believing they are transgender.

Traditional Christmas recital at Italian school cancelled to not offend children with other beliefs
The traditional Christmas recital was to happen in Terni, in the centre of Italy, but the headmaster has taken the decision to forbid it as to ‘not to offend pupils of different religions who are in the school’.

Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.” —James Wilson (1791)

An Obama Judge Blocks Trump’s Asylum Order

The president won’t be able to limit asylum requests only to those who legally enter the country.

No, Ivanka’s Private Email Use Is Not the Same as Hillary’s

To borrow a quote from Hillary Clinton, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

The Family Is Still the Building Block of Society

As leftists redefine marriage and family, more Americans are beginning life at a disadvantage.

The Caravan Meets Resistance in Tijuana

“This is an invasion,” said one resident. “We demand respect. We demand our laws be followed.”

Did the 2018 Election Kill the Warthog?

With McSally defeated, the Air Force’s A-10 has lost is best advocate in Congress.

Father Gets Kidney Transplant After Son’s Emotional Letter to Trump

The president said he’d work to help Putnam, who was undergoing dialysis three times per week.

Video: The Origin of Thanksgiving

As a religious people, Americans have always had a keen sense they have been blessed by Providence.

Tuesday Short Cuts

“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” —Aristotle

Tuesday Top Headlines

Border security, ACLU against civil rights, White House press rules, Women’s March, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Stephen Moore
Charting the Danger of the Modern Left
Dennis Prager
Even Astronauts Fear the Left
Tony Perkins
What’s Hiding in Obamacare?
Ken Blackwell
International Condemnation of Iran Must Be Backed With Action
Gary Bauer
Florida’s Election Is Finally Over

Today’s Meme

Today’s Cartoon

Headlines – 11/20/2018

Amid political turmoil, Israeli government holds together. For now.

Israeli coalition crisis eases, making early election less likely

Bennett about-face buoys PM, but Kahlon says coalition still doomed

‘Israel Stopped Winning’: Bennett Slams Netanyahu, but Won’t Quit Government

Bennett drops ultimatum despite cold shoulder from PM, keeping coalition afloat

Bringing coalition back from the dead, PM puts rivals in political purgatory

Chaos in Knesset as fragile coalition loses first votes since elections averted

Most Israelis don’t believe PM avoided elections because of security threats

Lieberman slams Bennett for staying in government

Liberman: Bennett flip-flop shows why Hamas is emboldened

Dismissing ‘spin,’ PM claims entire cabinet supported Gaza ceasefire

Deriding Bennett, Netanyahu says IDF soldiers ‘are not afraid of anyone’

In rare critique, army chief blasts Bennett for disparaging IDF lawyers

Amid early election talk, Palestinians express few hopes for change

Hamas member claims Israel ‘begged’ for ceasefire after Gaza flareup

Haley scolds UN envoy for saying Israel, Gaza should both show restraint

Hundreds riot along Gaza border; IDF responds with tear gas, live fire

Abbas rejected billions of dollars in return for concessions on Jerusalem

Palestinians welcome Airbnb settlement ban as Israel fumes

UNESCO launches Holocaust education website, as Israel mulls leaving

Women’s March founder calls on leaders to resign for ‘allowing anti-Semitism’

Muslim activist Sarsour accuses American Jews of dual loyalty to Israel

US rabbi claims Gulf states ‘compete’ over ties with Israel

Israeli Gas Exports to Egypt Will Initially Flow Through pan-Arab Pipeline

Avoiding Khashoggi case, Saudi king says Palestinians ‘top priority’

Murder Of Saudi Journalist Threatens To Derail President Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Effort

European travel ban imposed on 18 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

After Khashoggi murder, some Saudi royals turn against king’s favorite son

Saudi King Salman: We directed Crown Prince to prepare the future generation

Saudi Crown Prince, Iraq President discuss bilateral ties, regional developments

Iraq denies mediating between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Saudi King Salman: Iran creates chaos, sponsors terrorism in region

Saudi king urges action against Iran, backs Yemen peace

UN draft resolution calls for Yemen truce, two weeks to unblock aid

Brian Hook: Iran’s regime must stop destabilizing the Middle East or collapse

EU open to Iran sanctions after foiled France, Denmark plots: diplomats

Rouhani says Iran to continue oil exports and resist U.S. economic war

Netanyahu: Putin Can’t Get Iran Out of Syria

Netanyahu: Iranian weapon transfers to Syria declined since downed Russian plane

Arabs on normalizing ties: ‘Israel should be part of the anti-Iranian alliance’

Iran-Backed Palestinian Terror Groups Targeted Israeli Civilians During Recent Gaza Flare-Up, US Envoy Haley Tells UN Security Council

‘UN focused on Israel while Iran targets Europe’

Putin says Russia will retaliate if U.S. quits nuclear missile treaty: agencies

Defector shot 5 times while escaping says 80% of younger North Koreans aren’t loyal to Kim Jong Un

North Korean defector: ‘If you don’t have money or power, you die in a ditch’

Trump and Pakistani PM in War of Words Over Bin Laden, Afghanistan and Supporting Terror

3 men charged with planning terror attack in Melbourne

Trump administration prepares to add Venezuela to list of state sponsors of terrorism

Venezuela’s exiled justice department calls on Interpol to arrest president Nicolas Maduro

‘Life is miserable’: Even when there’s food in South Sudan, many can’t afford it

Caravan forces short-term shutdown on U.S. border as DHS boosts security

US military troops to be allowed to defend border patrol agents: Official

U.S. Troops to Leave U.S.-Mexico Border Just as Migrant Caravan Arrives

Migrants fearful, anxious in aftermath of Tijuana protests

Migrant caravan at US border is harboring more than 500 criminals, Homeland Security claims

Migrant Complains About Free Food She’s Been Given By Mexico, Calls It Pig Food

Democratic senators sue over Trump attorney general appointment

Ivanka Trump’s lawyer slams ‘misinformation being peddled’ after report that she used private email for government business

White House will not seek to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass, issues news rules to govern press conferences

Grassley to Trump: ‘Show Respect’ and Stop Publicly Bashing Kelly

Defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams tries to dissuade Hollywood from boycotting Georgia

Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals

Facial Recognition’s Growing Adoption Spurs Privacy Concerns

A robot parking app will hold your spot this Black Friday

Goldman Sachs believes the US economy will slow to a crawl next year

Bloomberg Opinion: The oil price is now controlled by just three men

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Lithakia, Greece

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Tobelo, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

Guatemala Fuego volcano eruption: Thousands evacuated as Volcano of Fire spews red-hot rock and ash into sky

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 10,000ft

Tropical storm triggers fatal landslides in Vietnam

Tropical depression to threaten Philippines with flooding into midweek

Tornado hits Mid Canterbury, after day of wild weather

Thanksgiving Could Be Among the Coldest on Record in Parts of the Northeast

California fires: Trump administration now blames devastation on ‘radical environmentalists’

‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters

Drug company raised price of lifesaving opioid overdose antidote more than 600 percent

UK doctors urge ultra-Orthodox to vaccinate after measles outbreak in London

11th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey

‘We Have Targets on Our Backs’: How Jacksonville Became America’s Transgender Murder Capital

Gay Christian co-founder of ‘Queer Theology’ claims Jesus is polyamorous, Bible supports lifestyle

Israel votes against US attempt to weaken UN measure on sexual harassment

Christian churches facing ultimatum in China’s Sichuan: Join Communist network or be shut down

Apostasy Watch Daily News

The Pilgrims May Not Be Who You Think They Were: An Interview with Jay Milbrandt

Francis Chan Invites Christians to Become Wolf Food at Conference with Dangerous Heretics

Concerns with ‘Awakening Australia’ remain

Police Closing in on Hillsong’s Brian Houston

Charlie Shamp Misses the Power of God

Study sheds new light on priest abuse scandal – Rampant homosexuality not pedophilia the problem

Marxist Pope Francis decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

Episcopal Diocese Defrocks St. Wilfred Rector Who Confessed to Theft of Church Funds

Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades

NBC News attacks LifeSiteNews and others as ‘alt-right’

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