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A VIDEO/ARTICLE – WORLD LATEST PROPHETIC NEWS PRESENTATION – SUNDAY MAY 19th 2019

 

 

The Final Signs Before The World Ends…May…(2019)..As in The Days of NOAH

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Published on May 18, 2019

Please Help Support This Ministry: https://www.paypal.me/watchman1963 Please subscribe to my backup channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4nc… Current Events Linked To Biblical Prophecies. Monkeys Engineered With ‘Human Brain Gene’ 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. (Matthew 24:37-39)

 

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Amir Tsarfati: Middle East Update May 17, 2019

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Published on May 17, 2019

LIVE: Amir Tsarfati and Pastor Barry Stagner discuss the Persian Gulf Crisis.

 

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South China Sea threatened by ‘a series of catastrophes’

Published on May 18, 2019

 

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Things You Should Know – Pastor Jack Hibbs & Amir Tsarfati

Published on May 18, 2019

Things You Should Know Pastor Jack Hibbs & Amir Tsarfati Facebook: https://goo.gl/jhJHyL Instagram: https://goo.gl/TkQ4hD Website: https://goo.gl/y1gCnV Calvary Chapel Chino Hills www.calvarycch.org All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that’s already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door.

 

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LATEST WORLD NEWS – ARTICLES SUNDAY MAY 19th 2019

 
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them
PUT YOUR TRUST AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST (OUR SAVIOUR):
(Romans 12:2) to seek God’s will, the Lord says, Do not worry about what you’ll eat or drink or wear. But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well
(Matt. 6:31-33).
 
THIS IS THE END RESULT OF A CHRISTIANS PATIENCE AND LOVE FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
 
Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth:
THE TRIBULATION OF THE UNJUST IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER’S 6 to 22:
TRIBULATION IS COMING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE CHURCH IS IMMINENT.
so won’t you accept Jesus now and be removed from that event and live forever with Jesus in the Family of God?
2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)” (2nd Corinthians 2:6)
 

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FULFILLING GOD’S WILL?

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QUESTION:    I have always wondered about the anti-Semitic epithet of “Christ Killers.” I think awareness of God’s purpose is that the Jews were fulfilling His will by “crucifying the Lord of Glory” whose primary purpose in coming to earth was to die in their place for the sins of mankind, but in effect, for the sins of believers. While it does not mitigate their guilt, the “Christ Killers,” were doing the will of God by fulfilling prophecy. That understanding requires a degree of abstraction many are unable to achieve.
ANSWER:    When you realize that just because God knows what’s going to happen doesn’t mean He makes everything happen, or even desires for it to happen, most of the abstraction disappears. Man is sovereign and is responsible for his own choices.
Over and over again God sent prophets to tell the Jews their Messiah was coming. Hundreds of prophecies described His life in detail. God sent the Maji to announce His birth and John the Baptist to announce the beginning of His adult ministry. After performing miracles that conspicuously fulfilled Messianic prophecies, Jesus Himself allowed them to hail Him as their King and warned that the the price of rejecting Him would be the loss of their kingdom.
Although God knew from the start that they were going to reject Him and had already planned to use His death to save the Gentiles, His will was for them to accept Him and be reconciled. I believe the reason Jesus lingered on Earth for 40 days after His resurrection was to give them one last opportunity to accept Him, although He knew they wouldn’t. 10 days later the Church was born and the door was opened to the Gentiles.
God had no desire to punish the Jews. They fell into a trap of their own making when they turned their religion into a system of works in which God had become incidental to their lives. (Isaiah 29:13) Because of this they were completely ignorant of the signs of the times in which they lived, and rejected the King they had been waiting over 2000 years for. Sadly, much of the “church” has made the same mistake and for the most part is just as ignorant of the signs of our times. The results will be just as devastating.
 

FULFILLING ISAIAH 17

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QUESTION:    My question today concerns the destruction of Damascus. In your series on Isaiah, you state that Israel will be the ones to destroy Damascus. When I read the passages in question, it does not seem to indicate that Israel is the one causing the desolation, rather, that it is the outcome for attacking Israel.
Under the context that God has used many different nations in the past to carry out His plans, is it not possible that another party will be responsible for Damascus’ destruction? I can’t help but think that Assad, once he flees to his mountain stronghold, might unleash on Damascus himself. Do you think that such an alternative scenario is possible?
ANSWER:    This can be confusing because Isaiah 17 is a dual prophecy and it jumps back and forth between the two fulfilment’s. Part of it concerns the defeat of both Damascus and the Northern Kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians in 730-720 BC. The rest of it concerns the End Times because Damascus has never become a heap of ruins, as Isaiah 17:2 declares, and the defeat of Israel and Aram (Damascus) didn’t result in a return to God by any of them as foretold in Isaiah 17:7-8.
Isaiah 17:9 says they will leave their strong cities to become desolate because of the Israelite’s. This didn’t happen in the past and is what leads scholars to conclude that Israel will cause the future destruction of Damascus. Whether directly or indirectly remains to be seen.
Although Syria’s internal revolt is currently threatening the city of Damascus, it probably won’t result in its reduction to rubble. But no one would be surprised to see the Syrian government launch an attack on Israel to change the focus and direction of the struggle, and no one doubt’s Israel’s determination to respond in kind. Isaiah 17 is a prophecy that could be fulfilled very soon.
 

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ISRAEL NEWS:

THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
ZECHARIAH 12:2-3
Zech. 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zech. 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it
I AM GOING TO MAKE JERUSALEM A CUP THAT SENDS ALL THE SURROUNDING PEOPLES REELING Zech. 12:2
God is in control, and He told the nations the consequences of dividing the Promised Land and declaring peace and safety on their own terms (Joel 3:1-2; I Thess. 5:3)
 
 

WORLD TERRORISM – WARS

 

 

GENERAL WORLD NEWS:

MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:

2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
 
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CHRISTIAN AND RELIGIOUS WORLD NEWS:

Matt. 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
Matt. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another
 
 

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WORLD PROPHETIC NEWS CLIPS/ARTICLES PRESENTATION – SUNDAY MAY 19th 2019

MIDDLE EAST WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83  – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:

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WHERE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN SCRIPTURE

Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
 

MAJOR WARS ON THE HORIZON

WORLD WAR 3
Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS:
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM:
ISAIAH 17/PSALM 83:
THE DESTRUCTION OF DAMASCUS and
Muslim Countries in the Middle East will launch an attack on Israel
JEREMIAH 49:
PROPHECY OF ELAM – (Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Program
EZEKIEL 38 & 39
 

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WAR DRUMS: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS ALREADY BUILT ITS CASE FOR IRAN WAR

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By Jonathan Allen
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may not need Congress to go to war with Iran.
That’s the case his lieutenants have been quietly building as tensions between the two nations have escalated.
The key elements involve drawing links between al Qaeda and Iran and casting Iran as a terrorist threat to the U.S. — which is exactly what administration officials have been doing in recent weeks.
That could give Trump the justification he needs to fight Iran under the still-in-effect 2001 use-of-force resolution without congressional approval.
Trump denies reports that he’s ‘angry with his people’ over Iran
MAY 18, 201900:59
That prospect is unsettling to most Democrats, and even some Republicans, in part because there is a reluctance to engage U.S. forces in another theatre of war, and in part because many lawmakers believe Congress has given too much of its war-making authority to the president over the years.
With Congress unlikely to grant him new authority to strike Iran under the current circumstances, and amid a campaign of “maximum pressure” against the regime in Tehran that has escalated tension between the two countries, Trump administration officials have sent strong signals that they will be ready to make an end run around lawmakers, using the 2001 authorisation for the use of military force — or “AUMF” in Washington-speak — if necessary.
That law gave the president the power to use force against “nations, organisations, or persons he determines planned, authorised, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harboured such organisations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organisations or persons.”
Earlier this month, the U.S. deployed an aircraft carrier strike group to the region. Three U.S. officials told NBC that a surge in American forces in the region was a response in part to intelligence-gathering suggesting that the Iranian regime had given proxies a green light to attack U.S. personnel and assets in the region.
And in recent weeks, the Trump administration has accused Iran of assisting al Qaeda, designated an arm of the Iranian military as a foreign terrorist organization and accused Iran of being linked to a terrorist threat against the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
National Security Council officials declined to speak on the record with NBC about whether such incidents would satisfy the legal threshold necessary for the president to determine he had the authority to use force against Iran.
But former government lawyers familiar with the 2001 law and its applications say it’s obvious from those moves what the Trump administration is trying to do.
“The whole thing is building up to the notion that they don’t have to go to Congress for approval,” Yale University law professor Harold Koh, who served as the State Department’s top lawyer under Secretary Hillary Clinton, said in a telephone interview with NBC News.
Yet Koh said an attempt to shoehorn Iran into the 2001 AUMF is absurd and shouldn’t pass legal muster.
“The theory of war powers has to be that Congress doesn’t just sign off once,” he said. “The suggestion now that Iran attacked us on 9/11 is ridiculous.”
US PULLS NON-ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM IRAQ
MAY 15, 201902:04
The original law essentially creates a two-part test for the president to make a determination that force is warranted: a country, group or person has aided al Qaeda and force is necessary to prevent a terrorist attack against the U.S. from that entity.
Under questioning from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a critic of the executive branch’s expansive view of its war powers under both Presidents Barack Obama and Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month that he would “leave it to the lawyers” to sort out whether Trump had the authority to go to war with Iran absent a new authorization from Congress.
But he also forwarded an argument that he has been making since the early days of the administration that is tantamount to a case that the first part of the test has been met.
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“The factual question with respect to Iran’s connections to Al-Qaeda is very real. They have hosted al Qaeda, they have permitted al Qaeda to transit their country,” he said at a Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “There is no doubt there is a connection between the Islamic Republic of Iran and al Qaeda. Period, full stop.”
There has been intense debate in recent years about the extent to which the remnants of al Qaeda have found assistance in Iran, with Iran hawks taking the position that the ties are deep and significant and others contending that attempts to link the Shia regime to terrorism carried out by Sunni groups are wrong or disingenuous.
But the deployment of more forces to the region to counter the threat of attacks on American personnel and assets, as well as the partial evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, could be seen as satisfying the second part of the use-of-force test. That is, the idea that force is appropriate to prevent a terrorist threat from a country that has given assistance to al Qaeda.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said last week that she appreciates that Trump has generally been reluctant to go to war and cast his advisers as the drivers of the current escalation of tensions. She said the president doesn’t currently have the power to go to war with Iran.
“The responsibility in the Congress is for Congress to declare war,” she said. “So I hope the president’s advisors recognize that they have no authorization to go forward in any way. They cannot call the authorization, AUMF, the authorization for the use of military force, that was passed in 2001, as any authorization to go forward in the Middle East now,”
Trump himself has left the door open.
Asked about the possibility this week, he said, “I hope not.”
But there’s little question that his administration is getting ready — and getting ready to go it alone.
 

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FIRST TENTATIVE U.S.-IRANIAN TALKS DON’T PROMISE EASING OF WAR TENSIONS

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First tentative US-Iranian talks don’t promise easing of war tensions
Both the US and Iran appear for now to be holding back from a direct military confrontation, judging from the comments heard on all sides. On Tuesday, May 14, US President Donald Trump said: “We don’t want a war with Iran.” The next day, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said: “The Iranian nation has chosen the path of resistance.” The most revealing comment came on Friday, May 17, from Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani after a visit to Tehran: “A red desk should be set up in Iraq or Qatar with officials from the two sides… to manage tensions.” 
All these remarks confirm the suspicion that American and Iranian officials are already in secret conversation in Baghdad or in Doha, although engaged in nothing more than  a start on “talks about talks” – a far cry from ordering a slowdown of their threatening military movements. 
Therefore, flareups are still on the cards, including such incidents as the presumed Israeli air or missile strike on Iranian and Hizballah sites south of Damascus on Friday night, May 17. It may be taken for granted that Israel would have cleared with Washington in advance any attack on Iranian targets in Syria.
Even if  US and Iranian officials achieve enough progress in their preliminary talks to lift the war clouds hanging over the Middle East, they would still face major hurdles on the path to negotiations on the substantive subjects at issue. 
The easing of crippling US sanctions will top Iran’s agenda, as it has for Kim Jong-un after his two summits with President Donald Trump, and also most likely for President Vladimir Putin when he met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Sochi last Tuesday, although the trade war with China takes place on a different plane.
Up until now, Trump has stuck fast to sanctions as the most powerful weapon in his foreign policy toolbox with regard to Iran, North Korea, China and Russian, in the hope that one of those powers will blink first and the others will follow. That has still not happened.
Trump confronts Tehran with his tallest order: Halt malign meddling in the affairs of Middle East nations, especially, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen; give up your nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development programs; and return to the table for talks on a revised nuclear pact. However, although the sanctions against Iran are harsh, Khamenei is a tough survivor and confident enough to believe that he can outlast his adversary in the White House. 
 

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ATTACKS ON SAUDI PIPELINES AND TANKERS HAVE IRAN’S FINGERPRINTS

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Brett Velicovich: Attacks on Saudi oil pipelines and tankers have Iran’s fingerprints all over them
Recent attacks on two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia by armed drones coupled with the sabotage of oil tankers in the Gulf may be proof that the Iranian regime is clearly ok with escalating tensions in the region, even if it means disrupting the global oil supply chain and endangering the world’s energy resources. 
While Iran has not claimed direct responsibility, these armed drone attacks have Iranian fingerprints all over it. Iran regularly uses its proxy groups to do its bidding in the region and those groups allow Iran to build in deniability for operations.
That’s how Iran’s leadership operates. I saw it with my own eyes in Iraq when Iranian rockets fired by their proxy groups ripped through a wall right in front of me. American soldiers died at the direction of Iran through their proxy militant groups that were equipped and funded with the sole purpose of attacking American interests. Now, the same Iranian General who helps proxies in Iraq kill Americans is the same one who now helps proxies in Yemen, kill Saudis.
The Trump administration recently warned about the planned increase in aggression by Iran and their proxies and we are seeing it play out in Saudi Arabia. With these latest attacks, Iran’s leadership seems to be sending a message that they are upset with renewed sanction pressures and have made a decision internally to instruct their proxy group, in this case, to do something about it by targeting the Saudis energy infrastructure.
For years, Iran has been covertly supplying weapons and technology to a group in Yemen known as the Houthis, and that includes armed drones. This isn’t the first time that the Houthis have conducted a drone attack. In fact, they’ve conducted at least 12 other armed drone attacks in Yemen in the last few years alone. While there is still little information about the exact type of drone used against the pipeline, we can look at previously known Houthi drone attacks that are evidence of technology of Iranian origin.
This could not have been done without the help of the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.
Furthermore, their attacks and future strikes that are sure to take place have larger consequences than just physical damage. Following the drone attacks on the pipeline, oil prices jumped 2 percent even after the Saudi’s stated that actual damage to the pipeline was minimal and there was not a significant interruption in production. Attacks like this have so much more wide-ranging economic consequences that well outweigh the physical damage. This also plays into the hands of the Iranians because they need oil prices over $100 a barrel to repair their economy.
The truth is that the weaponization of drone technology is no longer reserved for superpowers that can afford the heavy price tag that used to come with it. Any terrorist group or criminal organization with access to explosives can now purchase a cheap drone online and conduct attacks against their target of choice. But when a local terrorist group like the Houthis combines its hope for chaos with the resources of a nation-state like Iran, we may have just entered into a new form of warfare that we can’t come back from.
 

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SYRIA: ISRAEL CARRIED OUT DAMASCUS STRIKES

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Syria says Israel carries out strike, claims to intercept missiles
Syrian state media on Friday evening said that Israel launched a strike against targets near Damascus and claimed the country’s air defenses downed a number of missiles.
“Aerial defenses detected hostile targets coming from the direction of Quneitra and dealt with them,” the official SANA news agency quoted a military source saying, referring to a Syrian town in the Golan Heights bordering Israel.
Reports in Syria said there were loud explosions south of Damascus, the capital.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported several explosions in the Al-Kiswah area outside the city, in the vicinity of Iranian and Hezbollah storage facilities and air defense batteries.
There was no response from the Israel Defense Forces, which rarely comments on reported strikes.
The Israeli military has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years on targets linked to Iran, which is backing President Bashar Assad’s regime in the Syrian civil war. Israel accuses Iran of seeking to set up a military presence in Syria that could be used to threaten the Jewish state.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, reported three explosions southwest of Damascus. It added that it was not immediately clear if the explosions were caused by Israeli airstrikes or surface-to-surface missiles.
The Observatory’s chief, Rami Abdurrahman, told The Associated Press that the strikes targeted the area of el-Kiswah, which is home to positions and storage sites for Iranian and Lebanon’s Hezbollah forces allied with Syria’s government.
 

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ISRAEL’S STRIKES TARGETED KISWA, HOME TO IRANIAN STORAGE SITES

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Syrian TV: Damascus targeted ‘from direction of’ Israel
State television quotes military source as saying that air defenses detected objects coming from direction of ‘occupied territory’ and brought down several; monitoring group says at least five blasts heard in capital
Several explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday night as the country’s air defenses opened fire on “objects” coming from the direction of the Israeli Golan Heights, state media reported.
State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying that Syrian air defenses discovered “hostile targets” coming from the direction of the Quenitra region on the edge of the Israeli Golan Heights.
The news agency said Syrian air defenses shot down several “objects.”
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, reported three explosions southwest of Damascus. It added that it was not immediately clear if the explosions were caused by Israeli airstrikes or surface-to-surface missiles.
The Observatory’s chief, Rami Abdurrahman, told The Associated Press that the strikes targeted the area of Kiswa, which is home to positions and storage sites for Iranian and Lebanon’s Hezbollah forces allied with Syria’s government.
Last month, SANA said an Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings.
Israeli military officials declined to comment on the report Friday, but Israel recently acknowledged striking Iranian targets in Syria.
Iran is an ally of Damascus and has offered military advisers and sent militiamen and material support to help President Bashar Assad’s government forces in the eight-year civil war.
 

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ISRAEL LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES AGAINST TARGETS NEAR DAMASCUS

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Syria says Israel carries out strike, claims to intercept missiles
Syrian state media on Friday evening said that Israel launched a strike against targets near Damascus and claimed the country’s air defenses downed a number of missiles.
“Aerial defenses detected hostile targets coming from the direction of Quneitra and dealt with them,” the official SANA news agency quoted a military source saying, referring to a Syrian town in the Golan Heights bordering Israel.
Reports in Syria said there were loud explosions south of Damascus, the capital.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported several explosions in the Al-Kiswah area outside the city, in the vicinity of Iranian and Hezbollah storage facilities and air defense batteries.
There was no response from the Israel Defense Forces, which rarely comments on reported strikes.
The Israeli military has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years on targets linked to Iran, which is backing President Bashar Assad’s regime in the Syrian civil war. Israel accuses Iran of seeking to set up a military presence in Syria that could be used to threaten the Jewish state.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, reported three explosions southwest of Damascus. It added that it was not immediately clear if the explosions were caused by Israeli airstrikes or surface-to-surface missiles.
The Observatory’s chief, Rami Abdurrahman, told The Associated Press that the strikes targeted the area of el-Kiswah, which is home to positions and storage sites for Iranian and Lebanon’s Hezbollah forces allied with Syria’s government.
Syrian state media says projectiles fired from Israeli territory
Israel’s Air Force struck targets outside Syria’s capital of Damascus late Friday night after residents reported loud blasts. 
Syrian state media SANA quoted military sources as saying that regime air defenses intercepted “enemy targets” coming from the “direction of Quientra.” 
The state television channel showed footage of the night sky with a point of light firing up into it and the sound of shooting, and reported that air defenses had brought down some objects. It did not immediately report casualties or material damage
According to pro-opposition reports, the strikes targeted the First Division HQ of the Syrian Army near al-Kiswe, south of Damascus.
Other local reports said that the strikes targeted Iranian arms depots.
Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over Iran’s entrenchment in Syria and the smuggling of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah from Tehran to Lebanon via Syria, stressing that both are red-lines for the Jewish State.
In an effort to prevent sophisticated weaponry from reaching Hezbollah, Israel frequently carries out airstrikes against Iran and its allies in Syria. In January Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel has a set policy of preventing Iran’s entrenchment in Syria. 
In April Israeli planes targeted a military position near the province of Hama in Syria, but Syrian air defenses intercepted and downed some of the rockets, Syrian state television reported. 
 

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THE ‘EQUALITY ACT’: 4 THINGS CHRISTIANS SHOULD KNOW

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4 Things Christians Should Know about the Equality Act
1. IT ENDANGERS THE CHURCH
Among the many things the Equality Act endangers, the church is one of them. If the Equality Act passes, Churches will no longer be able to hire someone based on their beliefs. What this means is that a church could not deny hiring someone because they are an Atheist or because they live a life contradictory to the church’s beliefs. 
This also means that churches, like all other institutions, will not be allowed to segregate restrooms or locker rooms based on sex, a move that could increase the risk to young girls and women in public or shared restrooms in all venues.
According to Greg Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom, the Equality Act is also set to repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, a bill that was signed into law by Democratic President Bill Clinton. This means that people will no longer be able to use religious free exercise as a defense for their actions. For example, if a church declines to allow a gay couple from holding their wedding in their church because it goes against your religious beliefs, the church could be subjected to legal action. According to Focus on the Family, if the Equality Act passes, the same will be true for other organizations as well, including, adoption agencies, wedding venues, florists, bakers and photographers.
2. IT ENCOURAGES THE SUPPRESSION OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
According to The Hill, the Equality Act moves to elevate the protection of LGBT people over people of faith. If enacted, the Equality Act will prevent religious people from denying a service, employment, housing or public accommodations among other things, to LGBT persons, despite the fact that homosexuality contradicts their religious beliefs.
An example of this would be the well-known Masterpiece Cake Chop case. While Jack Phillips was deemed within his first amendment right of freedom of religion when he declined to make a wedding cake for an LGBT couple, the Equality Act would have deemed Phillips’ decision discriminatory.
Alliance Defending Freedom’s Sarah Kramer summed up the effects of the act on religious people by putting it simply. In a statement on the ADF website Kramer wrote, “Essentially, the Equality Act gives people of faith an ultimatum: Change your faith-based practices or face government punishment.”
She added, “This would prohibit employers, individuals who rent out apartments in their homes, preschools, and even religious schools and organizations from making choices based on basic biology, bodily privacy, and their beliefs about the nature of marriage.”
3. IT WILL OBLITERATE WOMEN’S RIGHTS
While the LGBT community might feel like there is something to celebrate with the Equality Act, feminists – both radical and liberal – are speaking out against the legislation. The Equality Act is seeking to make “gender identity” a covered category under the Civil Rights Act. By doing this, the protected category of “sex” is being eliminated. This means that all of the strides women have made in society to advance women’s rights and protections, are going out the window. 
The bill seeks to amend dozens of sections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add “including sexual orientation and gender identity,” any place the category “sex” is protected. 
Essentially what this means is that scholarships for women, grants for women, business loans for women and restrooms for women among other things, could legally be awarded to or used by men. Both conservative Christian organizations and liberal radical feminist organizations are banding together in protest of this change, some even arguing that if the Equality Act passes it will “erase women.”
Radical feminist group Women’s Liberation Front came out against the act on Twitter writing, “If the #EqualityAct succeeds in making “gender identity” a protected class under federal law, it will erase the protected category of “sex,” which for decades has been the foundation for securing the rights and opportunities of women and girls in the United States. #WomenStandUp
In an interview with Fox News, Doreen Denny, the Senior Director of Government Relations at the conservative group Concern Women for America, said, “It’s going to erase not discrimination, but it’s going to erase females because the sex of female will no longer be protected as a thing that you could claim as a separate category.”
She added, “In a bathroom, or locker room or a dressing room, any biological man at any time that wants to come in and say, ‘I’m now a woman’ could just have access to that.” Denny also touched on how this could perpetuate an already difficult topic in women’s sports. 
In recent years, more and more women have been speaking out against the unfair biological advantages transgender women have when competing alongside biological women. The Equality Act will outrightly let any person who feels like a woman, compete as a woman even if they are a biological man.
4. IT WILL AFFECT YOUR KIDS
Not only will the Equality Act allow male students to enter female restrooms, but it will also hinder parents’ authority over their children. 
According to the Heritage Foundation, the bill will politicize the medical industry creating conflicts with parents, doctors and the government.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said of the Equality Act that it is “the most invasive threat to a parent’s involvement in children’s medical decisions he’s seen.” The Heritage Foundation reports that the Equality Act will force doctors to ignore parents’ wishes and give kids – no matter the age – transgender operations and puberty blockers if the child asks for it. This means that even if a parent simply wants to allow their young child to be an adult before making the life-altering decision to transition from one gender to the other, but the child asks for the procedure, then doctors must comply to the child’s wishes.
Scalise explained this to CBN News saying, “The son can actually go to a doctor without the parents’ involvement at all, even if the parents object vocally. Under this bill, the doctor has to treat the boy to ultimately transfer over to be a female.”
“I’m not talking about 18, 19, 20-year-olds – I’m talking about 11 and 12-year-olds,” he added. 
According to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), cases like this are already happening in individual states. “In Ohio, there were parents who had their parental rights taken away from them because they refused to go along with giving hormone treatments to their teenage child,” Hartzler told CBN News.
Hartzler also warned that doctors who refuse to do transgender procedures on anyone – including kids – can face legal ramifications.
While the Equality Act has yet to pass into law, it has passed the House Judiciary Committee. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the legislation on Friday.
 

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WORSHIPPING THE WRONG GOD:

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The key reason the left hates America
Our Constitution was designed by men who actually had lives outside of government. They knew human nature and that the world was filled with both good people and bad people. They knew that government at a level above the individual states was necessary to hold those states together and protect the new nation.
The men who sat down together in Philadelphia used what they knew of human nature and what they had learned by studying the governments that came before them to build a constitution that would order the affairs of the new nation.
That new government was purposefully divided into three separate branches, each of which would be jealous of protecting its own turf from encroachments by the other two. They did this purposefully, to build a government that kept itself in check.
So it is America’s Constitution that leftists take issue with. Its genius is why they hate America. Leftists despise checks and balances. The idea that government power is not absolute is anathema to them. They work unceasingly to increase government power, in conjunction with their own power, because that is what increases their power over the rest of us. Government, by its very nature, only grows larger over time.
Wars, for instance, do wonders to build government power. So do social programs funded by the government. So do open borders, which flood the nation with more people in need of social programs.
To most of us, especially “deplorables” living our lives outside of major metropolitan areas, life is all about … living our lives. Work, family, church, community, recreation and so on. Do the leftists demonstrating on the streets for a few bucks from Soros have any of those things to occupy their life?
If they did, they wouldn’t be there. Big government is their religion; power over others is their utopia (heaven). They want raw power to force their brand of utopia upon the rest of us. They preach diversity, but their singular focus is building power to destroy all views except their own. Sounds rather dictatorial or monarchical to me.
The left’s contradictions mean nothing to them. Thus, “abort as many babies as you like, right up and until after birth,” is not at odds with their opposition to the state executing murderers who have exhausted all their judicial appeals.
It never occurs to leftists that a baby is a unique combination of DNA from both the man and the woman. Thus women alone should have the absolute right to kill their baby at any time up to and including after birth. In other words, leftists believe they have the right to kill a unique person just because they don’t want it any longer. Think about a government full of people with that mindset.
The leftists’ first love is power. Power flows from big government. Controlling that kind of government gives them the ability to destroy all competing beliefs – especially the Christian faith and worldview, because Christians view human government as inferior to – and subservient to – God.
Leftists cannot tolerate a moral order based upon something greater than themselves, because it means they are inferior and can be held accountable by a greater power. Leftists live for power over others, because that is how they implement their utopian dreams. Whether it’s using the power of the state to force a small business to decorate homosexual wedding cakes, jailing protesters outside of abortion clinics, or flooding our nation with illegal immigrants, the left is always certain about the rightness of its cause.
But don’t take my word for it. Here’s the paragraph that brought me down this trail:
“Of course, that doesn’t mean the American people must continue to use the death penalty,” [Justice Neil Gorsuch] wrote. “The same Constitution that permits states to authorize capital punishment also allows them to outlaw it. But it does mean that the judiciary bears no license to end a debate reserved for the people and their representatives.” (Neil Gorsuch, writing for the majority.)
That last sentence is the key. Judges who believe the Constitution is amended through the constitutional process are the key to America’s freedom. And America is key to the world’s freedom. Never forget that.
It is the United States Constitution that makes it almost impossible for the left to gain and hold political power in America. They have failed again under Trump. That is the cause of their unhinged anger and rage. They want to impose their utopian religion on the entire world, so we can all be as happy as they are. Their utopian creation was to be our only remaining object of worship.
 

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MORE CENSORSHIP: WORDPRESS.COM BLACKLISTS BLOGS CRITICAL OF ISLAM

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WordPress.com Blacklists Blogs Critical of Islam
Popular blog hosting platform WordPress.com has begun a censorship spree, blacklisting at least two blogs dedicated to monitoring the spread of radical Islam.
The blog Creeping Sharia, which documented what it describes as “the slow, deliberate, and methodical advance of Islamic law” was taken offline by WordPress earlier this week. Visitors navigating to the long-running blog are now met with the message “creepingsharia.wordpress.com is no longer available.”
“This blog has been archived or suspended in accordance with our Terms of Service,” explains the message.
On its official Twitter account, Creeping Sharia claimed that WordPress.com’s decision to suspend service followed a warning from the hosting platform that one of its posts violated Pakistani blasphemy law. Creeping Sharia says it received a similar warning from Twitter after tweeting a link to the piece.
A few weeks ago Twitter Legal notified us that this tweet violated Pakistan’s (sharia) laws. @Wordpress notified us too…then they took our site down permanently. https://t.co/J0ywepp3Fh @michellemalkin #SiliconValleyShariapic.twitter.com/uUzuEZ9AUh
— Creeping Sharia (@creepingsharia) May 15, 2019
WordPress.com also banned the blog Muslim Statistics, which was dedicated to collecting and presenting ” international statistics, government statistics, newspaper articles and reports related to Muslim immigration and Muslim issues in non-Muslim societies.”
Unlike the major social media platforms, which often use the excuse of “hate speech” to ban critics of Islam, WordPress.com does not appear to have a clearly-defined “hate speech” policy. Instead, its user guidelines specifically state that it will not remove “hyperbolic or generally offensive language.”
Via WordPress.com:
Do not publish realistic calls to violence. By that we mean that you cannot post content which threatens, incites, or promotes violence, physical harm, or death. This includes threats targeting individuals or groups, as well as other indiscriminate acts of violence. This restriction does not mean that we will remove hyperbolic or generally offensive language. [emphasis ours]
Elsewhere in its terms of service, WordPress.com states that “we do not have any control over those websites and are not responsible for their contents or their use.”
Unlike the WordPress open source code, which allows anyone to host a WordPress blog on their own personal website, WordPress.com is a centralized hosting platform run by the company Automattic Inc. that has the ability to ban blogs hosted on its platform.
Shortly before banning the two blogs critical of Islam, WordPress.com also banned “Chateau Heartiste,” an alt-right “pickup artist” blog. This was the first notable incident of WordPress.com seemingly banning a blog for political reasons.

 

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