March 30-31, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

News – 3/30/2019

IDF tank strikes Hamas post in response to explosive devices thrown
An IDF tank struck a Hamas position in the northern Gaza Strip Friday night in retaliation for explosive devices thrown across the security fence during violent riots. The strike came after violent night time riots broke out across the Gaza border which saw several Palestinians wounded by IDF gunfire. Loud explosions were also heard through the night in communities in southern Israel after explosive devices went off in the Strip.

30,000 protesters gather along Gaza fence, attacks reported
30,000 protesters gathered along the Gaza border on Saturday afternoon as a part of the March of Return protests, inciting violence with stone-throwing and tire-burning. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh joined the riots along with members of the Egyptian intelligence, Palestinian media reported. The demonstrations, which Palestinian reports claimed will be peaceful, are part of the March of Return protests along the Gaza border.

Germany’s Ambassador to U.N. compares Israel to Hamas
New York. The German Bild paper published on Wednesday a scathing editorial accusing the country’s UN Ambassador Christoph Heusgen of betraying Chancellor Angela Merkel’s security pledge to Israel by comparing the Jewish state to the terrorist organization Hamas. The editorial authored by Filipp Piatov…took Heusgen to task for comparing Israel’s security measures against Palestinian terrorists with Hamas rocket attacks.

Thirty men sentenced for Egyptian church attack plot
Thirty men were sentenced to between 10 years to life imprisonment on Saturday for planning a suicide bombing on a church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria and other charges, court official said. Authorities said at the time of their arrest that the defendants had embraced the ideas of the Islamic State group and received training abroad and in Egypt.

Afghanistan flood death toll at 17, worsening already desperate situation
Heavy rains caused flash floods in western Afghanistan that killed at least 17 people, destroying homes and sweeping through makeshift shelters that housed displaced families, a government official said on Saturday. Two days of flooding that started on Thursday killed 12 people in Jawzjan and two in Badghis, provinces that border Turkmenistan, said Hasibullah Shir Khani, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority.

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border amid migration surge
President Donald Trump has said he is likely to close the US border if Mexico does not do more to stop migrants reaching the United States. The closure would disrupt border crossings, threatening trade worth billions of dollars. Mr Trump’s threat follows a surge in migrants travelling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US.

DEA Never Checked If Its Massive Surveillance Operations Are Legal, Watchdog Says
The Drug Enforcement Administration skirted numerous legal checks on a trio of bulk data collection programs dating back to the early 1990s, according to an internal watchdog. In a heavily redacted, 144-page report…the Justice Department Inspector General revealed the administration failed to fully assess the legal basis for three massive international surveillance operations that ran largely unchecked from 1992 to 2013.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island, 186 km (115 miles) east of Kandrian, on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake which, USGS said struck at 1120 GMT, the Center added. Earlier reports measured the magnitude at 6.4.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Posts Shock Video Implying United States May Also Support The Building Of A Third Jewish Temple In Israel
From a Bible prophecy perspective, Donald Trump is the greatest president since Harry S. Truman recognized the regathered nation of Israel back on May 14th, 1948. And in many respects, I would dare say that President Trump has outdone his predecessor regarding Israel. So now the question is, just how far is he planning to go? Could it be that part of Jared Kushner’s secret Middle East Peace Plan contains a Third Jewish Temple to be constructed in Jerusalem?

China Develops Cruise Missile that Launches from Cargo Ships
According to U.S. defense officials quoted by the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday, China is developing a long-range cruise missile that can be hidden inside shipping containers and launched from civilian freighters, a type of ship China happens to own in abundance.

Dozens of actors pledge to resist filming in Georgia if the state passes its anti-abortion “heartbeat bill”
…And so stars—led by actress Alyssa Milano, whose Insatiable is currently filming its second season in the state—have now started signing their names to a public letter demanding that governor Brian Kemp veto the bill if it comes across his desk.

1,100 dead dolphins reportedly discovered on French coast this year: ‘There’s never been a number this high’
A staggering number of deceased, maimed dolphins have reportedly been found on the shores of France this year.

After Cyclone Idai, bodies litter Mozambique’s fields, and the true death toll may never be known
The flooding is estimated to have affected nearly 2 million people in Mozambique, where the official number of dead stands at 468. But the actual death toll from Cyclone Idai may never be known.

Fury at German band Rammstein’s ‘repulsive’ Holocaust clip
German hardrock band Rammstein sparked protests from politicians, historians and Jewish groups Thursday with a video showing band members dressed as concentration camp prisoners with nooses around their necks.

An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, of Anti-Semitism
A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and the secular world at large.

Presidents #25 and #35 Were Assassinated, Will #45 Be Next?
Trump has shown renewed resolve when it comes to taking on the Deep State since the Mueller nothing burger was delivered. This, in my opinion, has made him a marked man.

Minnesota Attempts to Subvert Electoral College by Slipping Nat’l Popular Vote into Omnibus Bill
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again—or just hide your idea in a giant piece of legislation, where you hope it won’t get noticed.

CLINTON BODY COUNT: Former Clinton And Obama Advisor Alan Krueger Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide Ahead Of New Book Release In June
Professor Alan Krueger, a man who had a new book coming out in June and everything to live for, suddenly decided to commit suicide for no apparent reason, stunning his colleagues and associates. But I could tell you two people not stunned by this news, Bill and Hillary Clinton. Why? Because they have long since grown accustomed to the people they used to work with dying under sudden and suspicious circumstances. This profoundly unlucky group of people, nearly 60 in total, are members of what we like to call The Clinton Dead Pool. Since they can no longer speak, we shall speak for them.

Headlines – 3/30/2019

UN Urges Israel and Hamas to Avoid Violence on Protest Anniversary

Gaza border protests: 190 killed and 28,000 injured in a year of bloodshed

40 children killed in year of Gaza border protests, says UN

Hamas said to back Egypt’s plan for Gaza calm ahead of huge anniversary protest

Islamic Jihad warns Israel of war if civilians killed during protests

Israel said to warn Hamas any error could lead to war, as IDF preps for violence

Netanyahu: Military operation in Gaza only as last resort

Jews, Israel Take Center Stage in Ukraine’s Surreal Presidential Contest

Starting with Golan, Trump surprises aides, allies with series of abrupt decrees

Arabs seek unity on Golan, but summit likely to expose rifts on Syria

Thousands Protest in Jordan Over Trump’s Recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

Saudi Arabia rejects Trump decision on Golan Heights, Jerusalem

Iran to ‘resist’ Trump decision on Golan Heights

US Mideast strategy includes expelling Iran from Syria, Pompeo says

Southeast Asia should be aware of Iran’s tactics to evade oil sanctions: U.S.

Houthi leader attacks UK’s Jeremy Hunt over efforts to relax Saudi arms ban

A million protesters call for Algerian president to step down

Trump to welcome Egypt’s Sissi back to White House, continuing break with Obama

New Zealand Muslim leader dismisses colleague’s claims Mossad ordered killings

At memorial, New Zealand mosque survivor says he forgives attacker

U.S. Readying Russia Sanctions for U.K. Poison Attack, Sources Say

US Congress to get redacted Mueller report by mid-April

Border Patrol begins releasing migrant families on the streets of Yuma

Trump threatens to close border ‘next week’ if Mexico doesn’t ‘immediately stop’ flood of illegal immigrants

Mexico braces for new caravan of Central American migrants

Venezuela returns to ‘Middle Ages’ during power outages

UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal for third time

Parliament sinks May’s Brexit deal again, EU braces for no-deal exit

Her Brexit strategy in tatters, British PM’s days are numbered

U.S. Trade Negotiators Take Aim at China’s Cybersecurity Law

Retail apocalypse? JCPenney, Payless, LifeWay announce 3,000+ combined store closures

Huge leaps in AI have made facial recognition smarter than your brain

Rocket Lab launches US military space experiment, aiming to soon fly rockets ‘every two weeks’

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Nishinoomote, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Cempa, Indonesia

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 26,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Planchon Peteroa volcano in Chile erupts to 14,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 14,000ft

Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 10,000ft

The Farm Belt faces an expensive cleanup after already-costly record flooding

Floods in Midwest: Will you pay more for food after extreme weather?

After Cyclone Idai, climate chief warns of more extreme weather

Fueled by climate change, extreme weather disasters hit 62 million people in 2018, U.N. says

Ocasio-Cortez: Republicans made ‘total fools of themselves’ attacking the Green New Deal

Thousands rally in Tel Aviv to demand action against climate change

US jury awards man $80m in Monsanto Roundup cancer case

Monsanto, Roundup and Cancer: Cutting Chemicals From Agriculture Is a Cost We Can’t yet Afford

Mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus and dengue fever may have access to 1 billion more people in the years ahead

Could dogs be the source of a new flu?

An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, of Anti-Semitism

In a religious N.Y. community, an unprecedented response to measles puts trust in government to the test

NY county exec says ban on unvaccinated minors is working – ‘We’ve gotten their attention’

Measles: Few attend first free vaccination clinic since Rockland declared state of emergency

Utah Bans Abortions after 18 Weeks

Georgia’s anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill heads to governor’s desk

Alyssa Milano, 49 celebrities threaten Georgia with ‘loss of billions’ over new abortion bill

85-y-o-man attacked, beaten while praying outside Planned Parenthood abortion clinic

Utah Legalizes Sex Outside Marriage After Governor Signs Bill Rolling Back 1973 ‘Fornication’ Law

Chick-fil-A was banned from San Antonio’s airport. The Texas attorney general says it’s ‘discriminatory.’

Amazon, other Washington companies, get perfect scores for LGBTQ policies, but some advocates ask for more

Amazon, Google, Facebook pen letter opposing Texas bills ‘that allow for the exclusion of LGBTQ people’

Google deletes ‘conversion therapy’ app savaged by the LGBTQ community

Pope signs new law to prevent child abuse at Vatican HQ and embassies

News – 3/31/2019

Israel reopens Gaza commercial crossing in sign of easing tensions
Israel reopened its commercial crossing with the Gaza Strip on Sunday but kept military reinforcements deployed on the volatile frontier, a day after a smaller than expected Palestinian protest along the border. Gaza medical officials said four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations on Saturday marking the first anniversary of the “Great March of Return” protests.

Former Mayor of London: It’s not antisemitic to hate Jews of Israel
The notorious anti-Zionist former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said last week that it is not antisemitic to hate Israeli Jews, during a rant in which he said “cooperations” were spreading lies about antisemitism in the UK Labour Party to prevent its leader Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister. Livingston made his comments…during a speech he gave last week to the Labour Against the Witch-hunt organization…

North Korea says Madrid embassy raid was ‘grave terror attack’
North Korea has described a break-in at its embassy in Spain last month as a “grave terrorist attack”. In its first official comment, the government demanded an investigation and said it was closely watching rumours that the FBI had played a role. On Wednesday a group committed to ousting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Cheollima Civil Defense, said it carried out the raid.

Dismay after Trump moves to cut aid to Central America
US opposition politicians and aid agencies have questioned a decision by President Donald Trump to cut off aid to three Central American states. Mr Trump ordered the suspension of aid payments to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to push their governments to stop migration into the US. Critics say the decision will hurt programmes that already aim to persuade people to stay at home.

The Russians Just Did A Fly-By Of Area 51
The Russians are operating their Tu-154M aircraft configured for surveillance flights sanctioned under the Open Skies Treaty that allows member countries to conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territory…The aircraft are equipped with imaging equipment with specific limitations and monitors from the country being surveilled are onboard the flights to make certain the party complies with the parameters of the treaty.

Jews scared to speak out as antisemitism spreads in Orban’s Hungary
The image on the front page of the Hungarian pro-government magazine could easily have been propaganda from Nazi Germany: a portrait of Andras Heisler, president of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, surrounded by a shower of high-denomination banknotes. Yet the reaction there was muted. Viktor Orban, the right-wing prime minister and leader of the Fidesz party, refused to condemn the magazine.

Arab summit expected to reject U.S. decision over Golan
Arab heads of state, long divided by regional rivalries, are expected to unite at a summit on Sunday to oppose a U.S. decision to recognize Israel’s annexation of Arab lands captured in 1967. Arab leaders are already grappling with unrest in Algeria and Sudan, international pressure over the war in Yemen, regional splits over Iran’s influence in the Middle East and a bitter Gulf Arab dispute.

Conversion is not your mission, pope tells Catholics in Morocco
Pope Francis told Morocco’s tiny Catholic community on Sunday their role in the predominantly Muslim country was not to covert their neighbors but live in brotherhood with all other faiths. Francis has used his two-day trip to stress inter-faith dialogue. He has also backed Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s efforts to spread a form of Islam that promotes inter-religious dialogue and rejects violence in God’s name.

My uncontrollable sobbing while watching ‘Unplanned’
This weekend, history will be made as the movie “Unplanned” will open in more than 1,100 theaters across the nation. And you can expect the backlash to be intense. And I mean very intense. The foundations of the pro-abortion movement, in particular, those of Planned Parenthood, will be challenged. Evil will be exposed and hope will be exalted.

More than 1 million acres of U.S. cropland ravaged by floods
At least 1 million acres (405,000 hectares) of U.S. farmland were flooded after the “bomb cyclone” storm left wide swaths of nine major grain producing states under water this month, satellite data analyzed by Gro Intelligence for Reuters showed.

Nancy Pelosi: We Have a “Moral Responsibility to Protect G-d’s Creation,” Just Not Babies From Abortion
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes Americans need to protect “God’s creation” for future generations, but not future generations from abortion.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: Pope Francis Meets With Muslim King In Morocco And Declares That Jerusalem Should Never Belong Solely To The Jews
Just like everything that comes out of the mouth of the Roman pope, it was a tiny nugget of truth encompassed about with layers and layers of lies. Yes, Jerusalem is claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, absolutely, but of those three only the first two are mentioned in the bible as being ordained by God. The Muslims are the bastard children of Abraham, and are specifically mentioned in the Bible as have none inheritance. The children of Abraham through Hagar are to be “cast out” as we see here

The FCC Has Collected Just $6,790 Of $208 Million It Has Fined Robocallers
“That number stands on its own. We’re proud of it; we think our enforcement program is pretty strong.”

The first death in what could eventually trigger a civil war. Also, in New Zealand police going door-to-door to confiscate guns have already resulted in the death of one man.

Israeli tanks hit Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket fire
Hollywood threatened Georgia with a boycott if the state passed a bill that limited abortions to the first six weeks. Peach State lawmakers passed the bill and left-wing celebrities are erupting.

On what should have been Brexit weekend, churches and cathedrals open their doors for prayer and dialogue
The first weekend after the UK was supposed to leave the European Union, churches and cathedrals are offering spaces for conversation and prayer on Brexit. Many churches across the country are holding prayer vigils this weekend on what should have marked the start of a new post-Brexit era for the UK.

Headlines – 3/31/2019

Tens of thousands of Gaza protesters join anniversary of ‘March of Return’

Palestinians riot, throw explosives at Gaza border as part of March of Return protests

Palestinian man and teenage boy killed by Israeli fire, officials say

IDF apprehends, sends back 8-year-old Gazans who crossed into Israel with knife

Israel expresses satisfaction as Hamas contains volatile anniversary protests

IDF: Hamas operated with unprecedented restraint during Land Day protests

Gaza Protests: Israel Will Reward Hamas for Its Restraint, but Any Incident Could Reignite the Flames

Gazans shoot five rockets at Israel after day of ‘restrained’ border protests

Hamas chief: Ceasefire arrangement to be signed ‘within days’

Hamas leaders say agreement with Israel ‘not a peace agreement,’ aims to force Israel to ‘lift siege.’

Netanyahu has a goal – To shatter the Palestinian Authority, says Russo

40 years of peace with Israel – an Egyptian perspective

Brazil’s Bolsonaro visits Israel amid speculation on embassy

Iran tells Arabs to resist Trump’s pro-Israel moves

Furious Over Trump’s Decision on Golan Heights, Erdogan Confirms Hagia Sophia Will Become a Mosque

Erdogan: Turkey will solve Syria issue “on the field” after Sunday’s elections

Afghan vice president narrowly escapes death for a second time

Pope departs on Morocco trip to highlight Christian-Muslim ties

Muslim World League holds Moscow conference on religious peace and coexistence

Pope and Moroccan King Call for ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ in Jerusalem

Pope in Morocco urges Jerusalem be protected for all religions

Hijacked captain recalls ‘horror’ in Mediterranean Sea as migrants took over ship

German police arrest 10 suspected of planning terror attack

Thirty men sentenced for Egyptian church attack plot

Facebook to consider live video restrictions after NZ attacks

Trump administration OKs nuclear energy transfers to Saudi Arabia, sparking new battle with Congress

South Korea’s Moon to meet Trump over stalled North Korea talks

The day North Korea talks collapsed, Trump passed Kim a note demanding he turn over his nukes

Trump: North Korea sanctions I reversed were not ‘necessary’

EU to probe allegations of aid diverted to Philippine Communist rebels

Brexit: Theresa May ponders fourth bid to pass deal

Early election talk grows as Brexit supporters accuse British MPs of betrayal

Fresh documents keep up pressure on Canada’s Trudeau over scandal

State Department says US cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Trump condemns ‘weak’ US immigration laws, reiterates threat to ‘close the Border’

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: As Trump threatens to close border, migrants overwhelm Texas cities

A woman held 33 immigrants in her Illinois home in forced labor scheme, federal court documents say

Zuckerberg backs Internet privacy and election laws: ‘We need a more active role for governments’

Judge rules Trump executive order allowing offshore drilling in Arctic Ocean unlawful

Seismic activity in Montana means potential for large earthquake

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Mid-Indian Ridge

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Gizo, Solomon Islands

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Itea, Greece

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Auki, Solomon Islands

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Agung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 18,000ft

Kerinci volcano in Indonesia erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Planchon Peteroa volcano in Chile erupts to 15,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 15,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 10,000ft

Afghanistan floods kill 17, worsen already desperate situation

Iran evacuates flood-threatened villages after heavy rains kill dozens

More than 1 million acres of U.S. cropland ravaged by floods

Mozambique says cholera cases up to 271 in cyclone-hit city

1 in 4 people near Congo’s Ebola outbreak believe virus isn’t real, new study says

Infowars host Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook killings were real, blames ‘psychosis’ for his conspiracy claims

Police raid of Arizona home over non-vaccinated child with high fever shows limits of parental rights

Trump administration awards $1.7 million family planning grant to anti-abortion group

TV channels reject ads for R-rated anti-abortion movie

Chick-fil-A pulled from Buffalo airport after company’s alleged ‘anti-LGBTQ rhetoric’ sparks backlash


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