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AeroVironment, Inc.  has announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD) to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armoured ground combat vehicles. “By integrating the leading small tactical UAS and loitering missile systems with the leading armoured combat vehicles, our team will deliver a new level of battlefield […]
          Thales and Leonardo aircraft protection system successfully defends against multiple heat-seeking missiles in international live fire trials      Cache   Translate Page      

Thales and Leonardo have announced that their end-to-end missile warning and protection system has been proven highly effective in live-fire scenarios, demonstrating the system's ability to very quickly defend against incoming missiles. The integrated system was demonstrated as part of the SALT (Surface-to-Air Launch Trial) hosted by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in Sweden. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)'s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) sponsored Leo...

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RUSSIA claimed Israel carried out air strikes in Syria hours after an alleged horror chemical attack on civilians. Syria’s state-run news agency said its air defences downed eight missiles targeted at a military base in the early hours of April, 9 2018. Did the US or Israel order the new missile strike in Syria? The Russian military […]
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From an Israeli perspective, the race is now on. Will US President Donald Trump succeed in reigning in the fanatical regime in Iran that is bent on destroying Israel, or will he himself be toppled from power? At this point, it is impossible to predict. But for the vast majority of Israelis, there is no doubt that the current US President is a far better friend to Israel than his predecessor Barack Obama, who extended the Islamist regime a ten-year reprice (now down to seven) to start up again their nuclear weapons program. In return, Obama led a huge international bailout program for Iran that enables the regime to make more mischief throughout the Middle East and one day acquire nuclear weapons to attack the Jewish state. Can anyone in their right mind doubt that the Iranian regime, which persecutes its own people, is any less racist than Adolf Hitler and his Nazi cohorts? Yet, former US President Barack Obama and his sidekick, John Kerry, only reacted, when prodded several years ago by Bibi Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, to launch a preemptive strike against Iran if nothing was done to prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons. But Obama and his international partners took the easy way out by simply kicking the can down the road and leaving it to a future president, in this case, Donald Trump, to handle the threat.

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Las agencias de inteligencia del Reino Unido acusan a Rusia de pretender ‘convertir a Libia en su nueva Siria’ al enviar armas y tropas al país norteafricano.

“Decenas de oficiales de la Inteligencia militar rusa GRU y sus fuerzas especiales ya están en el este de Libia, las cuales inicialmente llegaron allí para entrenar y mantener un canal de comunicación”, informó el lunes el diario británico The Sun, citando a una fuente oficial que habló bajo condición de anonimato.

Ante esta situación, agregó la citada fuente, los líderes de los servicios especiales británicos han advertido a la primera ministra del Reino Unido, Theresa May, de que el presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, “quiere convertir a Libia en “su nueva Siria y hacerse con el control de la principal ruta de migración ilegal a Europa”.

El Ejército ruso ya estaba operando en dos bases militares en las ciudades costeras de Tobruk y Bengasi (este), bajo la cobertura de una compañía militar privada rusa llamada Grupo Wagner, añadió.

Decenas de oficiales de la Inteligencia militar rusa GRU y sus fuerzas especiales ya están en el este de Libia, las cuales inicialmente llegaron allí para entrenar y mantener un canal de comunicación”, informa el diario británico The Sun, citando a una fuente oficial que habló bajo condición de anonimato.

Rusia ha desplegado, asimismo, misiles antibuques Kalibr y los avanzados sistemas de defensa antiaérea S-300 en el país africano, recalcó The Sun, antes de señalar que “lo que Putin está haciendo en Libia corresponde exactamente a la táctica que solía aplicar en Siria y Crimea (…) y lo utiliza para ejercer la máxima influencia sobre el Occidente”.

El reporte escandalizó a los miembros del Parlamento del Reino Unido, que le pidieron al Gobierno que actúe en consecuencia. Por su parte, el presidente del Comité de Asuntos Exteriores de la Cámara de los Comunes del Reino Unido (Cámara baja del Parlamento británico), Tom Tugendhat, exigió que el Gobierno reaccione a la “amenaza rusa”.

“Necesitamos una respuesta coordinada del Gobierno porque la desestabilización de este país está estrechamente vinculada a la seguridad nacional del Reino Unido”, reclamó Tugendhat.

Mientras tanto, Rusia denuncia que las políticas del Occidente y sus apoyos a los grupos terroristas en Libia han convertido a ese país en un bastión del terrorismo.

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          Press Releases: Department Press Briefing - October 9, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Heather Nauert
Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
October 9, 2018



Index for Today's Briefing
  • INDONESIA
  • DEPARTMENT
  • SAUDI ARABIA
  • SAUDI ARABIA/TURKEY
  • MIDDLE EAST PEACE
  • ISRAEL
  • IRAQ
  • NORTH KOREA
  • CHINA
  • UNITED NATIONS
  • CHINA
  • AFGHANISTAN

    TRANSCRIPT:

    3:12 p.m. EDT

    MS NAUERT: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Nice to see you all. Okay, a couple announcements to start before we’re able to take a few questions today.

    First, I’d like to address the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, and I’d like to say that the United States is coordinating closely with the Government of Indonesia to respond to the earthquake and tsunami that struck there. Since I spoke to you last week, the United States, through USAID, is now providing a total of $3.7 million in assistance through our partners to deliver essential relief items, including shelter kits, blankets, hygiene kits, solar-powered lamps, and other lifesaving aid. USAID is also airlifting heavy-duty plastic sheeting to Indonesia to provide for emergency shelter needs of up to 110,500 people. USAID has deployed a team of disaster experts to coordinate our humanitarian response efforts and is supporting a U.S. Forest Service emergency operations expert who’s on the ground providing technical support to the Government of Indonesia’s disaster response.

    The Department of Defense has provided three C-130s and has already transported nearly 30 – 63 metric tons of disaster relief supplies into the affected areas. The U.S. Government has also provided advanced technologies to help the Government of Indonesia map the disaster area.

    In addition, American companies have also mobilized to respond with financial donations, heavy equipment, transportation, and other humanitarian supplies. The U.S. citizens we were aware of in the affected areas have been evacuated. We have no reports of U.S. citizens who have been injured or killed by the earthquake or the tsunami, and we urge any additional U.S. citizens in the affected areas to contact their loved ones directly and update them on their social media status. If you’re in the affected area and need emergency services, please contact the local authorities.

    Next, I want to address something that the Secretary raised last week because nothing has changed. There are still 65 State Department nominees sitting in the United States Senate. That’s over a quarter of all the senior-level confirmable positions that the United States Department of State is tasked with using to achieve its diplomatic outcomes. There is bipartisan agreement that a fully staffed State Department is critical to American national security. The State Department has been criticized for having gaps in leadership positions, but now we’ve done our part to fix that; now the Senate needs to do its part.

    As the Secretary has said, these candidates are quality candidates. They’re not sitting on the Senate floor because of objections with respect to their quality, their professionalism, or their excellence and ability to deliver American foreign policy. The Secretary had addressed this last week, and he said we have members of the Senate for whom partisanship has now driven delay and obstruction of getting America’s diplomatic corps into every corner of the world. What Senator Menendez and other members of the Senate are doing to hold back American diplomacy rests squarely on their shoulders.

    And with that I’d be happy to take your questions. Anne, you want to go ahead?

    QUESTION: I wanted to ask about Jamal Khashoggi.

    MS NAUERT: Mm-hmm.

    QUESTION: Have you received any response from Saudi Arabia since Secretary Pompeo registered concerns regarding his disappearance?

    MS NAUERT: Sure. Let’s start out – first, I’d like to say I imagine that most if not all of you saw the statement that we put out last night. You probably also heard the President’s comments about it yesterday and also the Vice President’s tweet that he put out yesterday.

    From the Secretary on down, we have been engaged in this matter. This is something that we’ve been following. I understand that the President intends to speak with the Saudis, so I’m not going to get ahead of that conversation that the President may be having.

    In the Secretary’s statement, he said that we’ve seen conflicting reports about his status. We’re not going to make any judgments about what had happened to him. The United States is certainly concerned about his whereabouts. Senior officials at the State Department have spoken with Saudi officials through diplomatic channels about the matter. We call on the Government of Saudi Arabia to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: It was nearly a week between his – first reports of his disappearance and that statement from Secretary Pompeo. Why was there such a delay between those two events?

    MS NAUERT: So are you assuming that taking time to put out a statement means that the State Department has not been doing anything? Is that your assumption?

    QUESTION: What was the State Department doing before the statement came out?

    MS NAUERT: The State Department was engaged at the highest levels and also at the working level and having conversations with Saudi Government officials, and I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: And then so what was the reason behind that delay in the statement coming out?

    MS NAUERT: I wouldn’t – I wouldn’t call it a delay. The United States Government, as we handle situations in other countries as well, sometimes we decide to conduct our conversations and to conduct our diplomacy more privately than publicly because we feel that that could have the best outcome, and I’ll leave it at that.

    Okay. Hi, Lesley. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: You must be exhausted, having just arrived.

    MS NAUERT: Kylie is here, I’m here, so we’re doing okay for so far.

    QUESTION: Just arrived last night. Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. seen any evidence that Jamal might be alive?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t know what has happened to him. We don’t have any information on that. That’s why I want to say we don’t want to make any judgments about what happened, and we call for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: You’ve called for a thorough and transparent inspection from the – investigation from the Saudis, but what about the Turks? Have you asked them for their evidence, if they’ve seen --

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I think that would be in the FBI’s lane and local investigators’ lane.

    QUESTION: But you said you – they – that on these diplomatic channels you’ve spoken to the Saudis, but what about the Turks?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have any information on that. I would imagine that through the course of our conversations with the Turkish Government – we have many conversations with the Turkish Government – that this has certainly come up.

    QUESTION: But that would be – that would be P, yes?

    QUESTION: Did the Secretary --

    MS NAUERT: Just hold on. Hold on.

    QUESTION: On Friday, I saw on the Public Schedule that Mr. Hale had a meeting with the Turkish ambassador here at the State Department.

    MS NAUERT: I was out on Friday, so I don’t recall what was on his private – on his public schedule. I’d have to just double-check on that, okay?

    QUESTION: Okay. So --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m just not aware of it if it did. I was out on Friday.

    Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Since this happened on Turkish soil, wouldn’t speaking to the Turks and being part of their investigation be absolutely key to --

    MS NAUERT: I did not say that we have not spoken with the Turkish Government. I just don’t have any information on it at this moment. Okay? If I have anything in addition for you, I’ll let you know.

    Hey, Carol.

    QUESTION: Hi. Can I ask a follow-up on Jamal Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: Sure.

    QUESTION: So the UK foreign secretary has said that if the reports are correct, “We will treat the incident seriously.” I wanted to ask why can’t – or why has not Secretary Pompeo said that if the reports are true and the Saudis, our allies, turn out to be cold-blooded killers, that there will be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: I think that would be entirely a hypothetical question, and so if the Brits decide to comment that way, they’re more than welcome to do so. But we’re going to wait until the facts come out, and we call again for a thorough and transparent investigation.

    QUESTION: Will there be repercussions?

    MS NAUERT: Carol, I’m not going to get ahead or assume that anything happened. We’re calling for a thorough and transparent investigation. And again, let me say this one more time: I’ll leave it at that. I don’t have anything more for you on this today.

    QUESTION: Can you just confirm if it was Pompeo?

    QUESTION: Does the Secretary plan to speak himself with his counterpart in Saudi Arabia, and did he raise this question when he spoke with the crown prince last week?

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm --

    QUESTION: There was a readout --

    MS NAUERT: I can confirm that the Secretary has had phone conversations, but I don’t have any of the details. And some of those would just be private diplomatic conversations, which I will not be able to read out. Last time I’ll say this: I don’t have anything more for you on this today. If and when I have more, I will bring it to you. Okay?

    Go right ahead.

    QUESTION: On the Palestinians.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: Two quick --

    QUESTION: Is it okay? Can I have one more follow-up on Khashoggi, please?

    MS NAUERT: Sir, I don’t have anything --

    QUESTION: It’s in relation to what you just said.

    MS NAUERT: I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: Let me just --

    MS NAUERT: When I do, I would be happy to give it to you.

    QUESTION: Let me just ask my question, and you decide if you don’t want --

    MS NAUERT: Okay, I’ve not met you before, but go right ahead. Welcome to the State Department. And tell me your publication.

    QUESTION: Fadi Mansour with Al Jazeera. I’ve been covering this place for 10 years now, thank you very much.

    MS NAUERT: Pardon me?

    QUESTION: I’ve been covering this place for 10 years. I don’t come every day because I cover other places.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Well, it’s nice to meet you. You’re welcome anytime.

    QUESTION: Yes. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to ask questions. So --

    MS NAUERT: Go right ahead. And this will be the last question on this. Go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you. So the fact that you called on the Saudis to carry an investigation, is the State Department assuming that Saudi Arabia is responsible for the whereabout of Khashoggi?

    MS NAUERT: We’re not assuming anything. Only because it was their consulate, we’re asking them to conduct an investigation.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Said, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Yes, very quickly, U.S. envoy Mr. Greenblatt said that the Trump plan, the deal of the century, is heavily focused on Israeli security. Does that mean that you guys are giving up on the two-state solution, or you see the – you don’t see any, like, contradictions between focusing on Israeli --

    MS NAUERT: This is something that we have talked about for a very, very long time. We support that if both parties --

    QUESTION: And this was --

    MS NAUERT: -- if both parties can agree to it.

    QUESTION: Right.

    MS NAUERT: That hasn’t changed.

    QUESTION: But this was only yesterday. I mean, he went out of his way to say that it is focused on Israeli security. What does that mean to you?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to parse his words. I’d just refer you back to his comments. But our position has not changed. As the President has laid out, as he did not too long ago at the UN General Assembly, that we support a two-state solution if both sides can agree to that.

    QUESTION: And one quick question on a young American student who has been detained in Israel for the past five days because she supports BDS. Are you – can you share with us if you’ve done anything? Has she contacted the American embassy, or are you in touch with her? Do you know her whereabouts?

    MS NAUERT: We are aware of her case. Our embassy is providing consular access, as we would to all American citizens. We value freedom of expression. You and I have talked about this many times.

    QUESTION: Right. Many times.

    MS NAUERT: Also in cases where people don’t agree with local policies or even the United States policies. Ultimately, it is up to the Government of Israel to decide who it wants to let into the country. I don’t have anything more for you on that.

    QUESTION: But she – this young woman, Lara Alqasem, she has a visa. She was accepted at the Hebrew University. She was going there to study and so on. She – all of the stuff that she should have done was already done. Are you not concerned about that?

    MS NAUERT: Said, it’s ultimately up to the Government of Israel, or any country for that matter, to decide which individuals, which Americans, it wants to let in. Okay?

    Hi.

    QUESTION: Heather, the issue is not that she wasn’t allowed in. It’s that she’s being detained.

    MS NAUERT: Excuse me. Or being detained. I don’t have any information beyond that. Okay?

    Laurie, go right ahead.

    QUESTION: Hi. Nadia Murad, the Yezidi woman who was captured by ISIS and help captive, just won the Nobel Peace Prize, as probably everyone knows, and she spoke yesterday. And she did note one positive point, the start of de-mining in Yezidi areas, which I assume is related to Secretary Pompeo’s announcement in July at the Religious Freedom conference of extra money for de-mining in the northern Iraq religious minority areas. So they’re very happy with that, but overall it was a grim picture, and among her complaints was no justice for Yezidis. And you and others, including the UN, have recognized ISIS’s assault on the Yezidis as genocide, but the Iraqi Government hasn’t. Are you prepared to put any pressure on them to do so?

    MS NAUERT: I’m not familiar with her remarks. Of course, I’m familiar with who she is. She was one of the guests at our religious freedom ministerial that was held over the summer, and we were so proud to have hosted her here. My understanding is that the Vice President is meeting with her – I believe it’s today. The Secretary and I had a brief exchange about her becoming one of the co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, and we’re really proud of her. She’s a very heroic woman, who’s done so much to advance the cause of not just religious freedom but also freedom for women, especially freedom from sexual crimes.

    I don’t have her comments. I don’t have those remarks, so I’m just not going to comment on it beyond that.

    QUESTION: How about her call for an international criminal trial for those members of ISIS who have committed these crimes against Yezidis?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I just don’t have anything for you on that today. Okay?

    QUESTION: South Asia?

    MS NAUERT: Okay, hi.

    QUESTION: Heather?

    MS NAUERT: How are you?

    QUESTION: Thank you. Welcome from (inaudible).

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Okay, on North Korea, this trip – has Kim Jong-un submitted a list of nuclear facilities, or you got anything from him for evidence of nuclear list?

    MS NAUERT: We sure did. We made a lot of progress. As you know, we just got back last night from three – four countries in I think it was three days. So it was a very busy time. The Secretary and Chairman Kim discussed the four pillars of the Singapore summit. That was something that was important for them to do. They spent considerable time together. The Secretary and the President, of course, have referenced that since – the Secretary just over at the White House, speaking about this.

    Among the things they also discussed was an upcoming second summit that would be attended by our President and also Chairman Kim, and we look forward to working on all of the details of that. They also agreed to instruct their respective working level groups, led by Steve Biegun, our special representative, and also his counterpart who was named in North Korea, to start intensifying discussions on some of those four pillars that were laid out in the Singapore summit.

    As you know, Chairman Kim had invited inspectors to visit the Punggye-ri nuclear test site to confirm that it’s been irreversibly dismantled. We were pleased with that. And President Trump looks forward to continuing to build upon the trust that was first established at the Singapore summit.

    So we view it as making a lot of progress. We’re pleased with that.

    QUESTION: But North Korea has already destroyed Punggye-ri nuclear site and Tongchang-ri missile site. They --

    MS NAUERT: I think we can say this: We can affirmatively say that they invited a group of journalists out to watch something take place. Inspectors have not been there yet. So inviting inspectors to join, to take a look, and do their work is entirely different from what we’ve seen already.

    QUESTION: Is that happen for denuclearizations?

    MS NAUERT: I’m sorry?

    QUESTION: Is this have for the denuclearizations, for what you – U.S. exactly needed to, but -

    MS NAUERT: That would be a positive step forward, and Chairman Kim agreed to that, to have inspectors at that site.

    QUESTION: Follow up on --

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Go ahead. Let’s just – hold on, I’ll come back to you. Hi.

    QUESTION: So you’ve made progress on a Trump-Kim summit. Do you have any idea of, like, the timing on that? Like, will it be before the end of the year or sometime afterwards?

    MS NAUERT: Well, as the President has said – and I’m not going to get ahead of the President, of course, but the President has said he looks forward to seeing Chairman Kim soon. As you all remember, when we were planning for the Singapore summit, that takes time. There are a lot of details that are involved in pulling together a summit of that magnitude. We need to find a place that both countries can get to. We have to compare schedules – Chairman Kim’s schedule, the President’s schedule, the Secretary’s schedule, probably National Security Advisor Bolton’s schedule – a lot of schedules. We also have to identify a place that has the infrastructure that is needed to accommodate 5,000 journalists. I believe there are 5,000 that were accredited last time.

    So there are a lot of things that come into play here, and so we are hard at work at that. I know Steve Biegun looks forward to having follow-on conversations with his counterpart about some of those details that go into the summit. And as soon as we have something for you, we’ll let you know. Okay.

    QUESTION: So would you say that the – what you’re waiting for to announce even a time or a location for that, is it all just logistical, then?

    MS NAUERT: Well, Michelle, as I just said, and I’ll repeat it again: A lot goes into this. We start with --

    QUESTION: I heard that. Yeah. You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: We start with comparing schedules.

    QUESTION: You don’t have to repeat it.

    MS NAUERT: Okay.

    QUESTION: I’m trying to save you some time. So are you saying that it’s all logistical before you announce a date and time, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something?

    MS NAUERT: We are looking forward to having our second summit. The President is looking forward to doing that. The timing of that will ultimately be announced by the White House. It’ll be a White House led meeting. And when we’re ready to announce that, we will.

    QUESTION: But the question is --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah.

    QUESTION: -- since you listed all the logistics involved, are you simply waiting for logistics, or are you waiting for North Korea to do something related to denuclearization?

    MS NAUERT: We have not said anything about waiting for North Korea to do anything more -

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MS NAUERT: -- in order to have that summit. Okay. Nick.

    QUESTION: And when you say a lot of progress, since Punggye-ri is by many accounts an aging facility that’s already been destroyed, by allowing inspectors to come there and see this, which is not necessarily key to North Korea’s current and future nuclear program, why would you characterize that as a lot of progress?

    MS NAUERT: Michelle, I think that’s a very good step. I’ll go back and say it one more time. What you have seen were a bunch of journalists brought out to that site and you saw some sort of an explosion. Sending in inspectors to take a look around is an entirely different step and a step in the right direction, and we think that that’s progress, along with the other things that were addressed in the meeting.

    Nick, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Just as a follow-up to that, I think one of the big questions is what exactly the administration, Secretary Pompeo, President Trump, actually want to achieve from this summit. What’s the main – the headline goal for --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of the President. The Secretary firmly believes – and I know that this is much to your dismay, to reporters’ dismay – that our negotiations are best handled in public, so I’m not going to get – negotiate it here with all of you from the podium, and I’ll let our experts do the negotiating and do their work and not get ahead of that.

    QUESTION: Heather --

    MS NAUERT: Hi.

    QUESTION: Follow-on on that. The first summit was about general commitments, complete denuclearization by Chairman Kim. Do you expect from the next summit to achieve broader agreement with the ways and --

    MS NAUERT: I’m not going to get ahead of what is being discussed at that summit, okay.

    QUESTION: Not what is being discussed, but what you expect.

    MS NAUERT: My job is not – my job is not to lay out what our policy will be.

    QUESTION: Because we see your goal; we don’t see your method. So --

    MS NAUERT: And – okay, so that’s a fair point. You see our goal, but you don’t see our method. That is something --

    QUESTION: Do you want to do it – work in progress, step by step, or do you want to have a deal --

    MS NAUERT: That is something that we will discuss --

    QUESTION: -- with everything inside?

    MS NAUERT: We will discuss that with the North Koreans and not the broader public, not the media, because we believe that negotiations – some of these complicated negotiations – are best handled between our country and theirs. And our objective is to get to the fully, final, verified denuclearization of North Korea. We are working hard toward that goal. We think we’ve made progress and we’ll continue working toward that goal.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Hi. Go ahead. Hi.

    QUESTION: India.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: So Secretary Pompeo did not meet with the Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Could you please shed some light on what happened? And what is – what was the reason given – provided by Chinese Government? Because it’s a understanding that arrangements were being made for this meeting to happen.

    MS NAUERT: We never announced any specific meetings ahead of our trip to China. Is it not every time that the Secretary would go to any given country that he would be meeting with the president of that country. Sometimes he does; sometimes he doesn’t. And so that was just a reflection of this trip, but I know the Secretary had good, constructive meetings with his Chinese counterparts that he met with yesterday.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    QUESTION: Has the U.S. asked to such meeting to happen? Has the United States asked China – ask Chinese Government to arrange a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping?

    MS NAUERT: Not to my knowledge. Anything going forward, we’ll let you know when we have that planned.

    QUESTION: Would you characterize U.S.-China relationship as a strategic competitor?

    MS NAUERT: Well, look, they’re certainly a competitor. It’s a complex and broad-based relationship that we have with China, as you all saw in the comments and exchanges between the Secretary and his counterparts. We have areas of common interest. North Korea is one of them. Working to combat illegal narcotics is another area where we work well together. We also have areas of disagreement and areas where we have challenges, and we’ll keep working together on that. It’s obviously an important relationship that we need to work hard to maintain. Okay.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Haley --

    MS NAUERT: Yeah. Yes, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Ambassador – very quickly. Was the Secretary surprised that Ambassador Haley resigned? Does he have any comment? Could you share with us what was his reaction?

    MS NAUERT: Well, I think the Secretary addressed that from the White House today, in which he talked about what a great partner Ambassador Haley has been. The Secretary and Ambassador Haley have worked very well together since the beginning of this administration, but I would say more closely once he became Secretary of State. At the working level, from my level, her team and Ambassador Haley have been wonderful to work with. Sorry to see her depart. This happens, of course, in administrations. The Secretary, I think, is sorry to see her depart as well.

    I’m not going to get into who knew what when and all of that. What is ultimately important is that the President knew about her decision well in advance. They had those conversations. I’m not privy to those conversations, so I’d have to refer you to the White House for that. We’re sorry to see her go and thank her for all her incredible service that she’s done on behalf of the U.S. Government and on taxpayers at the United Nations.

    QUESTION: May I just follow up?

    MS NAUERT: Okay. Okay.

    QUESTION: A follow-up?

    MS NAUERT: Last question. I’m going to have to go.

    QUESTION: So we saw the exchange of rhetorics when Secretary Pompeo was in China. Would you say those tensions now between United States and China would spill over to your cooperation on North Korea at this very critical time?

    MS NAUERT: We don’t think so, because China again and again has said to us, publicly and privately, that they are committed to the denuclearization of North Korea. They understand that; they recognize that. They recognize the importance of that matter. We don’t think they’re backing away. What we do say, though, is that countries including China and Russia can always do more. They can do more, but they are also one of the countries that had voted for UN Security Council resolutions, and so we expect those to uphold those.

    I’ll do one last question. Nazira, hi.

    QUESTION: Welcome back.

    MS NAUERT: Were you at the White House earlier today?

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MS NAUERT: Did I see you?

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: I thought I saw your yellow over there.

    QUESTION: Yeah.

    MS NAUERT: She gets around.

    QUESTION: Okay. Thank you.

    MS NAUERT: Thank you.

    QUESTION: Heather, I have two question, one question regarding Afghan delegation. Dr. Abdullah was here. What is their – do you think that they have any achievement? Do they meet any high officials, U.S. authority?

    MS NAUERT: I’m afraid I don’t have any information if – as to whether or not Dr. Abdullah was here at the State Department or here in Washington. I can look --

    QUESTION: He was in New York. I’m asking about General Assemblies at the – New York.

    MS NAUERT: Oh, he was in – oh, at the General Assembly.

    QUESTION: Did he have any meeting with the Secretary of State or either President Trump?

    MS NAUERT: I don’t recall that. It seems like that was a year ago even though that was only two weeks ago, so I’m so sorry. My apologies.

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    MS NAUERT: I will have to check – double-check to see if he had any meetings with U.S. officials.

    QUESTION: Two weeks ago.

    MS NAUERT: Okay. I’ll check on that for you.

    QUESTION: Yeah. The next question, Ambassador Khalilzad.

    MS NAUERT: Yes.

    QUESTION: He is in Afghanistan and he traveled to Pakistan. Do you think that useful for Afghanistan, Khalilzad mission?

    MS NAUERT: I think it’s extremely helpful to have Ambassador Khalilzad out on travel. This is part of our team on the field, having our people do what they do best, and that is going out and conducting American diplomacy around the world. He is leading an interagency delegation to Afghanistan, to Pakistan, to the UAE, to Qatar, and also to Saudi Arabia. It’s a fairly lengthy trip. His mission there is to coordinate our U.S. efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table. This is still Afghan-led, Afghan-owned. Our policy has not changed in any way. But we’re proud and pleased to have him out there advocating on this behalf and we’ll be working in close coordination with the Afghan Government.

    I’ve got to go, guys. We’ll see you again real soon. Thanks.

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:37 p.m.)


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Paper No. 6437 .          Dated 8-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporary and unfolding geopolitical imperatives dictate that both the United States and Russia need to stand committed to the power-buildup of India as the pivotal Indo Pacific Power. India’s power attributes of a proven responsible stakeholder in Indo Pacific security management could serve security interests of both the United States and Russia.

It is my firm belief that both the United States and Russia at some stage in time compelled by the churning dynamics of Indo Pacific Asia will be forced to reset their policies by both ridding themselves of the old Cold War mindsets and strategic distrust of ‘the other’. A new Cold War has been in the offing since 2001 which is not of Russia’s making but that of its presently close partner China.  Could Russia afford a secondary involvement in a second Cold War?

The evolving geopolitical landscape in the vast Indo Pacific landmass and maritime spaces arising from China’s geopolitical moves laced with threatening contours are generating counter-moves in open manifestations like the United Sates of contributing towards India’s Major Power buildup and Russia’s implicit moves in the same direction by sales of advanced military systems like the state of the art S400 Air Defence Systems and lease of nuclear powered submarines and an undertaking to assist India in the launch of its manned Space Missions.

These geopolitical strategic moves by the United States and Russia are recognition of India’s emergence as an existential counterweight to China though neither the United States, nor Russia nor even India would like to own it up as directed towards containment of China.

Geopolitically, India stands much above China in that it has had no historical conflictual record with either the United States or Russia and therefore well placed to receive strategic trust from the United States and Russia without impinging on their national interests. Nor is India unlike China in its power aspirations seeking strategic equivalence with the United States or Russia.

Unlike China which in different decades opportunistically used its propensity to adopt its “Swing Strategy” oscillated between strategic nexuses with Russia and the United States and played these mighty global Powers one against the other, India has not demonstrated such oscillatory propensities.

Both the United States and Russia engage India in ‘Privileged Special Strategic Partnerships’ on date and optically and otherwise India engages both these global Powers in a compartmentalised manner in a way that there is no conflict of strategic interests or playing one Power against the other.

With such credentials India stands uniquely qualified to expect ‘power buildup’ inputs from both the United States and Russia. India has at least till now not indicated any diffidence that India was averse to receiving Russian power-buildup additives.

Similarly, the United States having moved inexorably towards strategic proximity with India should feel that India was in any way devaluing its privileged strategic relationship with the United States by going in for purchases of advanced Russian military systems. India at this stage of her power ascendancy needs fast-track power additives from all quarters as it prepares after a decade of military neglect by the previous Government in New Delhi to meet the Dual Military Threat of the China-Pakistan Axis.

India therefore in 2018 needs to be viewed by the United States and Russia on a transitory trajectory of an “Ascendant Indo Pacific Power” in the making which dictates imperatives of power buildup assistance from all genuine Major Powers. Of the five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council, with the exception of China all other Major Powers have no reservations in India’s ascendant trajectory.

 India is today a ‘Natural Ally’ of the United States, West and Japan and would have emerged as such if the United States at the height of the Cold War not geopolitically isolated India because of its non-alignment shibboleths and patronised Pakistan to spite India. Resultantly, India had no choice then but to turn towards the Former USSR for its military hardware in the immediate period preceding the Indo Pak War 1965.

Prior to 1965, Indian military inventories were predominantly British and French. USSR for its own geopolitical reasons when its relations with China were adverse emerged as a ready supplier of Russian military hardware and at the turn of the Millennium India’s dependence on Russia was nearly seventy percent.

Russia too cannot forget that in the wake of the USSR disintegration in the decade of the 1990s through statements by its then Foreign Minister had started terming Russia as the ‘Natural Ally of the West.

In 2018, the perspectives of Russia and the United States may stand changed of each other but the perspectives of India on the United States and Russia in 2018, as I would read it, are complementary to India’s buildup of India as a Major Power.

Visibly in 2018 is the reality that India has geopolitically and in terms of privileged military relationships arising from geopolitical convergences moved far down the road in evolving integrations with the United States, Japan and Australia in terms of Indo Pacific Security templates for security and stability.

The United States has strongly underwritten its commitments in terms of India’s build-up as the Pivotal Indo Pacific Power. The manifestations of the same are in the open domain with the more recently concluded military agreements signed at the US-India 2+2 Summit Meet in New Delhi.

Russia too after some South Asian policy aberrations of pivoting towards Pakistan seems  visibly retracing its steps if nothing else but for sales of advanced military equipment like the S400 Air Defence Missiles Systems. Implicit in this decision is that by such sales of S400 systems it is contributing to the ‘degradation’ of China’s and Pakistan’s deterrence capabilities against India.

The final point that needs to be made in this connection is that India’s trajectory of Power ascendancy cannot be arrested. It is inevitable given India’s naturally endowed power attributes. India’s trajectory could be slowed down if power buildup additives are slow in materialisation from external sources. It is for this contingency that India’s present dynamic PM Modi has launched on priority a “Make in India” indigenous defence production drive.

Concluding, it needs to be stressed that with India not having displayed the propensity to adopt “Swing Strategy” of China in its strategic relationships with the United States or Russia, therefore it becomes more incumbent that both the United States and Russia engage themselves in India’s power buildup as the Pivotal Indo Pacific Power. India unlike China is and would continue to be a ‘Benign Power’ as a responsible stakeholder in Indo Pacific security and stability. The United States has moved in that direction unambiguously and Russia needs to be more geopolitically convergent with India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As industry organizations butt heads and differ on strategies and policies, beef producers should focus less on division and internal fighting and more on this great news: beef exports continue to climb at a tremendous rate!

Division in agriculture has always been a challenge, but particularly so for the beef industry. Often I feel like our industry politics are worse than the Republicans vs. the Democrats.

There are several membership organizations to become active in, and as such, these organizations have different strategies, philosophies and political views to accomplish their member-driven policies.

I’ve been asked repeatedly by readers to comment on how I feel about the strange bedfellows of a few of these organizations. It’s not that I’m dodging the discussion, but I believe it’s a polarizing issue that only leads to greater division in our industry.

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My best advice to these folks who are critical of one organization or another is this — stay active; ask questions; keep leadership accountable; and make sure you the producer are driving the direction of an organization and its policies.

We have many adversaries coming at us at once — fake meat companies, Humane Society of the United States, litigation against the beef checkoff and a push for “more sustainable” beef from environmentalist groups. It is pointless to fight amongst each other when we have so much work to do externally to compete for marketshare in the meat case and keep cattlemen in business and profitable for generations to come.

As a result, more unity is needed in this industry. While our strategies may vary, I believe every cattleman and woman can agree we all want the same thing — high beef demand, stable prices and fair markets with ample opportunities to merchandise our cattle how we see fit.

Anything other than that is a distraction, and that’s all I plan to say on this topic.

And while we may have great division and a growing number of adversaries hoping to take our industry down with the death of a thousand cuts, there is a silver lining in the beef cattle industry for 2018 — it’s export growth!

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Joe Schuele for the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) says, “U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the USMEF.

"August beef exports totaled 119,850 metric tons (mt), up 7% from a year ago, valued at $751.7 million – up 11% year-over-year and easily exceeding the previous record of $722.1 million reached in May 2018. For January through August, beef exports totaled 899,300 mt, up 9% from a year ago, while value climbed 18% to $5.51 billion.”

What’s more, for the third consecutive month, USMEF reports that beef muscle cut exports set a new volume record in August at 95,181 mt, up 9% from a year ago for a value of $679.6 million (up 13%). Schuele adds, “Through August, muscle cut exports were 14% ahead of last year’s pace in volume (692,234 mt) and 21% higher in value ($4.93 billion).”

The August exports account for 13.2% of total beef production, up from 12.5% a year ago, and if you’re noticing a theme — “up” is the direction exports have headed in all categories.

According to the report, “For beef muscle cuts only, the percentage exported was 11.2%, up from 10.4% last year. For January through August, exports accounted for 13.5% of total beef production and 11.1% for muscle cuts – up from 12.8% and 10.1%, respectively, last year. Beef export value averaged $320.92 per head of fed slaughter in August, up 11% from a year ago. The January-August average was $318.66 per head, up 16%.”

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This tremendous export growth is a reflection of how well-received U.S. beef products are around the world. We’ve got the taste, quality, safety and the reputation, and the numbers prove it.

For example, in South Korea, exports are up 42% from a year ago to set a new value record at $176.4 million (up 60% in value). In Japan, beef exports have climbed 8% from a year ago. In Mexico, exports were up 1% from a year ago in volume and were 8% higher in value.

Additionally, USMEF reports, “While beef shipments to China/Hong Kong slowed in the summer months, January-August exports remained 6% higher than a year ago in volume and 30% higher in value ($638.8 million). Exports to China, which reopened to U.S. beef in June of last year, were 4,580 mt valued at $39.8 million.

“Beef exports to Taiwan soared 36% above last year’s pace in volume (38,923 mt) and 40% higher in value ($359.9 million). Strong growth in the Philippines pushed beef exports to the ASEAN region 11% ahead of last year’s pace in volume (29,261 mt) and 23% higher in value ($160.7 million).”

We are also seeing export growth in places like Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador, with export volume to Central America increasing 26% from a year ago to 9,519 mt, while value climbed 22% to $51.6 million.

To read the entire USMEF report, click here.

So to all the folks who spend their time and energy griping about membership organizations they don’t belong to, I would like to remind them it’s not all doom and gloom out there. The beef industry is on an amazing trajectory domestically and abroad to remain the premier protein at the center of the dinner plate.

Instead of division and internal fighting, how about we focus on the big picture and continue to promote our beef effectively and with great enthusiasm to our customers here and abroad?

The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.


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JD: Now there’s a new revelation that proves Netanyahu was right on Iran’s nuclear program. What do you know?

KT:  Jimmy some of these amazing documents that Netanyahu referred to in his speech before the UN General Assembly are coming to light in Israel; documents from Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad they’ve been linked to a reporter in Israel and its really amazing information from this second nuclear site that Israel revealed in Netanyahu speech. And by the way, the irony about this is that they told the International Atomic Energy Agency right off the bat when they knew about it and they have done nothing to go inspect the site.

So here’s what they found at this new location at the warehouse or storage facility, they have selfies of Iranian nuclear scientist in front of neutron generators that can only be used in nuclear weapons. This is just irrefutable proof. The Iranians said they weren’t doing that type of research it’s a very special type of research and here is photographic evidence that they were doing it and it only has military applications. 

They also found pieces of a program to mate a nuclear warhead to their Shahab III missile that’s the missile that was designed to strike Israel. It’s capable of carrying a one ton warhead. So here you have the drawings, the design, the specifications and you even had some of the specific pieces of equipment apparently. They also were involved they found information about x-ray cameras. These are ultra fast cameras that help them to map out a nuclear explosion. It’s really all of the pieces of a nuclear weapons program, the program the Iranians consistently denied that they had.

JD: Ken Timmerman with details on the secret nuclear warehouse in Tehran, Iran.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

When Prime Minister Netanyahu revealed the Iranian secret nuclear warehouse at the United Nations General Assembly there were questions about the reality of such a Iranian spot. Now there is tangible evidence that Netanyahu was correct with the information on this Iranian nuclear site. That kind of evidence is a precursor to the prophetic scenario of the time approaching when Iran will be a major player in the Biblical prophetic plan that is found in God’s word, Ezekiel 38:5 and Daniel 11:44. This evidence is also information to as how close we are to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

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Satellite photos and U.S. intelligence show North Korea continues to work on its missile program, even after Trump and Kim Jong Un's meeting in Singapore.
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By Madelyn R. Sanfilippo and Yan Shvartzshnaider Last week, the test of the Presidential Alert system, which many objected to on partisan grounds, brought the Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) into renewed public scrutiny. WEA, which distributes mobile push notifications about various emergencies, crises, natural disasters, and amber alerts based on geographic relevance, became operational in 2012, through a public private partnership between the FCC, FEMA, and various telecommunications companies. All customers of participating wireless providers are automatically enrolled, though it is possible to opt out of all but Presidential Alerts. Presidential alerts were just one of a set of updates designed to address recent events that have connected the trusted communication channel to the fear politics around fake news and misinformation, such as the January 2018 false alarm, when a ballistic missile warning was mistakenly disseminated to the state of Hawaii as a mobile…
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Le premier ministre d’Israël, Benjamin Nétanyahou, a déclaré mardi que son pays continuerait à mener...
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SEOUL: South Korea on Wednesday kicked off an international fleet review involving 13 nations, after Japan bowed out in protest at Seoul's demand it remove a controversial 'Rising Sun' naval flag from Tokyo's warship.

The five-day event off the southern island of Jeju had initially included the Japanese navy, whose plan to fly the flag caused fury and a series of anti-Tokyo protests in its former colony.

The emblem has been an ensign for Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Forces since 1954, but is seen in much of east Asia as a symbol of its military aggression during the Second World War.

Koreans remain resentful of Japan's 1910-45 colonisation of the peninsula and the neighbours — both of them US allies — have often locked horns over issues of history and a territorial row over Seoul-controlled islets also claimed by Tokyo.

Tokyo last week withdrew from the review after Seoul's navy asked all participating countries to display only their national flag and the South's on their vessels.

Tokyo dismissed the request, arguing that it was mandatory to fly the "Rising Sun" flag under Japanese law.

"The event started this morning as scheduled," a spokesman for the South's navy told AFP.

A total of 13 countries including the South, the US, Russia and India are set to show off 41 warships — including the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier — and more than 20 military planes at this year's event, with the main display on Thursday.

Russia and the US have sent the largest contingents, with three warships each, Moscow's including the Varyag missile cruiser. China has sent delegates but no vessel. — AFP
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US Starts Implementing 10-Year $38 Billion Israel Defense-Aid Plan
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By JNS October 3, 2018 , 11:39 am
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. Malachi :10 (The Israel Bible™)
David’s Sling missile (Credit: via Wikimedia)
The U.S. State Department has announced that an MOU signed in 2016 between the United States and Israel to provide $38 billion in defense financing to Israel has become officially operational.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert released a statement announcing the implementation of the MOU, saying that “under the terms of the MOU, the United States will set funding for Israel at levels of $3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing and $500 million for cooperative programs for missile defense over each of the next 10 years, a significant increase enabling Israel to acquire additional advanced military capabilities from the United States that will, over time, enhance Israel’s security and strengthen our bilateral relationship.”

The statement reiterates the United States’ longstanding bipartisan commitment to the safety and security of Israel.

“Our implementation of this historic MOU reflects the enduring and unshakable commitment of the President, this Administration, and the American people to Israel’s security,” Nauert stated, noting that “the MOU was negotiated under the previous Administration, reflecting the bipartisan nature of this commitment.”

“The United States unconditionally affirms Israel’s right to self-defense, and this MOU is a concrete demonstration of our commitment to Israel’s capacity to defend itself with a qualitative military edge over all potential regional adversaries,” she added.

While Israel receives among the largest annual aid packages from the United States, Israel provides the United States with significant value — both in terms of intelligence it provides, as well as operational feedback on equipment that can be later deployed by the United States or sold to other countries.

“Israel is a valuable and capable ally to the United States that today faces dangerously escalating regional threats, first and foremost from the Iranian regime’s sponsorship of terrorist groups seeking to attack not only Israel, but also American interests,” stated Nauert. “Israel is also threatened by the reckless proliferation of destabilizing weapons systems into the region that increase the possibility of an escalated conflict in an already dangerous and volatile theater.”

In response to the MOU becoming operational, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the American administration and Congress for their commitment to Israel.

“Israel and the world face complex security challenges, especially Iranian aggression. The unreserved US support for Israel’s right to defend itself is among the pillars of the strong bond between the two countries,” he said.

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Freepen.gr - Το Πακιστάν δοκίμασε επιτυχώς το πυραυλικό σύστημα που διαθέτει και είναι ικανό να φέρει πυρηνικές κεφαλές, αμέσως μετά την άρνησή της Ινδίας γιας ειρηνευτικές συνομιλίες με το Ισλαμαμπάντ και την αγορά όπλων αξίας αξίας δισεκατομμυρίων από τη Ρωσία.

Το σύστημα πυραύλων, το οποίο μπορεί να φέρει τόσο πυρηνικά όσο και συμβατικά βλήματα σε απόσταση 1.300 χιλιομέτρων, δοκιμάστηκε τη Δευτέρα από τη Διοίκηση Στρατιωτικών Δυνάμεων του Στρατού (ASFC). Η δοκιμή του βαλλιστικού πυραύλου Ghauri εγκωμιάστηκε από τον πακιστανό πρόεδρο Arif Alvi και τον πρωθυπουργό Imran Khan.

"Η εκτόξευση παγιώνει την πυρηνική ικανότητα του Πακιστάν, η οποία στοχεύει στην ειρήνη και τη σταθερότητα μέσω ενός αξιόπιστου καθεστώτος αποτροπής", σημειώνει η δήλωση μεταξύ των υπηρεσιών δημόσιων σχέσεων (ISPR).




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Very good article. I am going through many of these issues as well..
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From Ian:

'UNRWA teaches children to blow themselves up'
In Jerusalem, Mayor Nir Barkat presented a plan to remove all UNRWA operations from the capital and begin providing full municipal services to the residents of Shuafat, where UNRWA operates schools and clinics without Israeli permission.

The Jerusalem move follows a decision by the US to cut aid to UNRWA because it is an organization that perpetuates the refugee problem instead of acting to solve the issue.

Arutz Sheva spoke to Bassam Eid, a human rights activist who has been studying UNRWA's schools and institutions for years, bringing the paralyzed Palestinian Arab voices that have been struggling for years under UNRWA, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

"I have been saying for years that UNRWA has become part of the problem and not part of the solution," said Eid, "For 70 years, UNRWA has been managing the affairs of the Palestinian refugees and has not managed to reduce the problem or resolve the refugee problem within seventy years. "I am interested in continuing to manage the issue of the Palestinian refugees."

"I support Trump's decision to stop UNRWA funds," Bassem Eid said, adding that "65 percent of UNRWA funds go to salaries and the renting of buildings and offices, salaries of $25,000 a month and luxury vehicles. I want to close this organization so that its employees will be unemployed and become refugees themselves."

Eid also criticized the education provided in UNRWA schools. "I worked in several UNRWA schools in the territories and in Jordan, and children aged 9-10 want to be killed and kill Jews and to release their people. "Who taught you that?" I asked. They said that was what they were learning in schools, and I asked teachers at UNRWA schools in Jordan if children were taught to blow themselves up and be killed. They said "of course. How else will they liberate the land from the Israeli occupation? " UNRWA is aware of this, and the international community knows that all UNRWA studies are full of hate and incitement. The international community continues to inject funds because it is against Israel."

Top UNRWA official says he champions both Israel and Palestinian refugees
Just a few years ago, Peter Mulrean was defending Israel in what is arguably one of the most hostile diplomatic environments for the Jewish state.

In 2013, as the US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Humans Rights Council in Geneva, he hailed Jerusalem for its “strong commitment and track record in upholding human rights, political freedoms and civil liberties.”

Today, Mulrean is a senior official at UNRWA, the UN agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, arguably the most hated organization in Israel and one the US government recently called “irredeemably flawed.”

From his office just across from UN headquarters in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay, Mulrean promotes the agency on the world’s largest international stage.

The director of UNRWA’s Representative Office in New York decries the recent budget cuts by the US administration and passionately rejects the often-made argument that the agency perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem and stands in the way of a realistic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Human Rights Council Elections Set to Deliver Another Record-High Number of Rights-Abusing Members
The U.N. holds annual “elections” for its Human Rights Council this week and, once again, none of the five regional groups are offering any competition for the vacant seats. Instead all five are putting up “closed slates” of candidates – a practice seen as one of the main reasons rights-abusing regimes are able to secure seats.

Indeed, the absence of competitive slates makes it possible to predict, three days before the U.N. General Assembly holds the exercise in New York, that next year the 47-member HRC will have 14 members – 29.7 percent – that are graded “not free” by the veteran democracy advocacy group, Freedom House.

That’s a record high for “not free” countries on the 13-year-old council, tied only with the 2018 membership.

Failing unexpected last minute developments, the 2019 HRC membership will comprise 23 “free” countries, 10 “partly free,” and 14 “not free.”

The presence on the U.N.’s top human rights body of regimes with poor human rights records was one of the main reasons cited by the Trump administration for its decision to withdraw over the summer, following what it said were unsuccessful attempts to reform it.



Anti-Zionist Conspiracy Theories Seek the Mainstream
Before Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer lent their academic credentials to a widely discredited 2007 book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, alleging an “Israel Lobby” that controls American foreign policy to the detriment of the U.S., conspiracy theories of this sort dwelt mostly within the fringe domain of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and their ilk.

These type of conspiracy theories evoked the notorious 1903 fraud, The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, purporting to document a nefarious Jewish plot for global domination, manipulating economies, and fomenting war. Despite its exposure as an anti-Semitic fabrication some 20 years later, the Protocol’s bogus charges continued to serve as a staple of anti-Semitic, Nazi and ZOG (“Zionist Occupied Government”) propaganda, inciting hatred, pogroms and massacres against Jews. Hitler referred to the Protocols in his early speeches and in his autobiography, Mein Kampf. It became an integral part of his anti-Jewish ideology and Nazi propaganda. Protocols is also embraced by Holocaust deniers, by Hamas, and is a bestseller among enemies of Israel.

Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, professors of international affairs at Harvard University and University of Chicago respectively, attempted to bring new acceptance to ‘Zionist-Control-of-Government’ charges by presenting them as a scholarly study far removed from the anti-Semitic claims of the Protocols. Positioning themselves as righteous truth-tellers, Walt and Mearsheimer hastened to assure readers that the Israel lobby is “certainly not a cabal or conspiracy that ‘controls’ U.S. foreign policy” but rather “a powerful interest group, made up of both Jews and gentiles, whose acknowledged purpose is to press Israel’s case within the United States.”

Undermining this disclaimer, however, was the authors’ disturbingly vague definition of the so-called “Israel lobby” as “a loose coalition of individuals and organizations” with “unmatched” power and “the ability to manipulate the American political system” against the interests and well-being of U.S. citizens. Beyond evoking the old claims of disproportionate and undue Jewish influence, the book’s supporting “evidence” was widely dismissed by academicians, reviewers and politicians across the spectrum, who exposed its shoddy scholarship, use of falsified quotations, distortion of facts, and untrue conclusions.
Miko Peled, playing to the antisemitic crowd that adores him
I recently returned from a short vacation in Israel. Visiting Israel should be a requirement for anyone actively engaged in the fight against antisemitism. It works like receiving an antidote. Nothing places the IHRA definition of antisemitism into perspective better than witnessing first-hand the enormous gulf between the democratic reality on Israel’s streets and the non-existent demon-state that is described in anti-Israel Facebook groups. It leaves with you a lasting clarity over the absurdity of the anti-Israel arguments.

Last week Israeli state TV ran a documentary on BDS (in Hebrew). I had given them access to my archives and was interviewed by them for the show. The team who made the documentary had met with Miko Peled in Israel. It is worth viewing this short segment to see how nasty Peled is in real life:


Most people know Peled’s backstory and I have no interest in repeating what others have written before. I was in the room when he spoke about giving Holocaust denial a platform. What always interests me is the support network. Miko Peled is an angry outcast, that nobody should have heard of. Instead he is given top billing at BDS events internationally. We know anti-Zionist Jews are a fringe group, so the question can be asked – just who is in the audience?

As my research into the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign showed, when Jewish people stand up to claim there is no problem with antisemitism, half of the people in the room applauding are hard-core antisemites themselves (see case study on Jackie Walker event p91-110).

I argue that without this support network of antisemites, these fringe anti-Zionist Jews would not have an audience. By placing greater import on the antisemites than the few useful puppets they hide behind I also suggest that this is a more accurate way of looking at the problem. So when Miko Peled responded to my tweet of the video above, my natural instinct was to look at those people who were applauding him.

*It has to be said, that nobody is responsible for those that like, comment or share things they have written*. But that isn’t the point. I am not interested in individuals. Miko Peled is not responsible if one, two or five antisemites are in the audience, but when that level reaches 50% doesn’t it demand that we ask questions? Given the high levels of antisemitic thought present in his audience why is Miko Peled denying their existence?
Cary Nelson: Jasbir Puar Launches Women’s Studies on a Death Spiral
The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) has now crossed a further line in self-discreditation by honoring Jasbir Puar’s December 2017 book The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability, a publication that discards evidentiary standards and instead bases its accusations against the Jewish state on its author’s personal fantasies. In September 2018 the NWSA awarded The Right to Maimits Alison Piepmeier Book Prize, describing the book as a “major milestone.” It has now officially endorsed an irresponsible and discriminatory research agenda for feminist faculty and students.

My book in manuscript—Israel Denial: Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, & the Faculty Campaign Against the Jewish State—devotes its longest chapter (30,000 words) to an analysis of Jasbir Puar’s publications. Most anti-Israel faculty publications focus on debatable propositions. Not Puar. You can debate the claim that Israel discriminates against its Arab citizens, but so long as there is evidence of racism among some Israelis you cannot wholly discredit the accusation. Puar, however, makes arguments that can actually be proven factually right or wrong. They are consistently false.

Take one example: she claims that Israel has been stunting the growth of Palestinian children. Stunting (below normal height) means children are at greater risk for illness, reduced cognitive capacity, and premature death. The WHO, UNICEF, and other groups publish statistical reports on this and other health concerns. So does the Palestinian Authority. There are scores of published academic papers on the subject. All come to the same conclusion: comparing stunting rates across the world proves it is not a major health problem in Gaza or the West Bank. The WHO standard for classifying stunting as a major health concern is 20%. Stunting in the West Bank Gaza runs at 7-10% of children aged 1-5 years. By comparison, Egypt’s rate is 19.8%. Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia include countries with dramatically higher stunting rates: India (38.4%), Ethiopia (38.4%), Zambia (40%), Pakistan (45%), Madagascar (49.2%), Eritrea (50.2%), and Burundi (57.5%). Puar cites none of this research. If Israel is stunting the growth of Palestinian children it is doing a very poor job indeed.

To publish an anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic book without factual proof Puar did not have to find the long lost publisher of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. She simply gave the manuscript to Duke University Press. There it would be judged by people within the echo-chamber of anti-Zionists who don’t care about facts. Their standard for original scholarship is “Tell us something bad about Israel we don’t already know.” Duke obviously did not do any independent fact-checking. It then added the Duke University imprimatur to a book that dishonors the University and should be withdrawn from publication. Instead, The Right to Maimwill probably earn Puar a full professorship at Rutgers. After all, distinguished scholars like Judith Butler have endorsed the book on its jacket. Credulous audiences in universities across the country applaud its arguments when Puar lectures. And now the book has a national award.
In Its Current Form, the Labor Party Threatens the Freedom and Safety of the UK’s Jews
Since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the British Labor party in 2015, his indifference to anti-Semitism within his party’s ranks, friendliness with terrorists, and hostility toward Israel and Zionists have caused mounting public concern. Daniel Johnson assesses the state of affairs:

Corbyn’s long record of support for nations and organizations that are implacably opposed to the West is unprecedented. Rightly, the public is anxious about what this might portend, were he ever to occupy Downing Street. . . . Corbyn takes cognizance only of those Jews (a vanishingly small minority) who share his loathing of Israel—not unlike the [turn-of-the-century] anti-Semitic mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger, who notoriously quipped: “I’ll decide who is a Jew.” . . .

Jeremy Corbyn is a guilty man who protests his innocence while presiding over a purge of any Labor MP who tells the truth. . . . And for what purpose? The Corbyn case is also about politics—electoral politics. In the words of Mehdi Hasan, now the political editor of the Huffington Post and a presenter for Al Jazeera, “anti-Semitism isn’t just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it’s routine and commonplace. . . . It’s our dirty little secret.” In the five years since Hasan made his confession, anti-Semitism has become the “dirty little secret” of another community: the left wing of the Labor party. And there is a connection: the left is targeting Muslim votes. No wonder Corbyn has greeted all accusations of anti-Semitism . . . with indifference or silence.

Instead of challenging this vile prejudice and demanding that Muslim community leaders address the canker in their midst, the Labor party has quietly acquiesced. It tolerates the Corbyn camp’s toadying to anti-Semitic preachers and demagogues. How different the outcome of the Corbyn case might have been if more Muslims had denounced the Labor leader to demonstrate their revulsion at anti-Semitism. . . .
'Corbyn anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to dark times'
Britain’s Parliament hosted Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon Tuesday.

In his address, the ambassador referred to statements made by opposition leader and Labour Party chairman Jeremy Corbyn, calling him “an anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to darker periods in its history.”

The ambassador added that “in his actions and statements, Corbyn gives oxygen to incidents of racism by embracing his terrorist friends and encouraging the activities of BDS. Israel stands by the Jewish community in England.”

Corbyn and the Labour Party have faced a string of scandals involving anti-Semitism and accusations of bigotry in recent months.

The Daily Mail has published photos of the Labour leader at a cemetery in Tunisia holding a wreath near the graves of some of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorists who were responsible for the massacre of the 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Days later, a picture emerged of Corbyn apparently making a salute linked to the Muslim Brotherhood organization.

That week, the Times of London published a picture of Corbyn meeting with the leader-in-exile of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization, only weeks before its members carried out an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue in which six people were murdered.
Non-Jews fight UK Labour anti-Semitism from the inside
Steeped in anti-Semitism accusations involving him and his supporters, British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has made many Jewish enemies — including inside his own party.

But one of his most effective critics is not Jewish. He is a meteorology student at the University of Reading who describes himself as “just a kid with a laptop.”

Denny Taylor, 20, has used that laptop to keep a running tally of party members who have flouted Labour’s own guidelines against hate speech and report them to the party’s ethics review panel.

Horrified at the revelations about Corbyn’s ties to anti-Semites, Taylor set up Labour Against Anti-Semitism, or LAAS, in 2016 with a few dozen non-Jewish and Jewish volunteers. He was 18 and had voted the previous year for Corbyn.
Denny Taylor founded the group Labour Against Anti-Semitism when he was 18. (Courtesy of Taylor/via JTA)

It was LAAS that last month reported to Labour’s ethics panel on an old recording in which Corbyn declared that Zionists “don’t understand English irony.” The group has flagged 1,200 alleged members who it said have breached the party’s guidelines against hate speech and has a backlog of about 2,000 additional cases of people engaging in what LAAS considers anti-Semitic rhetoric. LAAS has not reported the latter yet, according to its spokesman, Euan Philipps, who also is not Jewish.
Fliers on 4 college campuses blame Jews for Kavanaugh ruckus
Fliers blaming Jews for the sexual assault allegations against newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were posted on two University of California campuses, Berkeley and Davis, as well as at Vassar and Marist colleges, both located in the same city in New York state.

“Every time some Anti-White, Anti-American, Anti-freedom event takes place, you look at it, and it’s Jews behind it,” the fliers discovered Monday read.

The flier shows an image of Kavanaugh surrounded by caricatures of Jewish members of the US Senate with Stars of David drawn on their foreheads, as well as the Jewish billionaire George Soros, who has been accused of funding opposition to Kavanaugh. One of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, and the attorney for two others, Michael Avenatti, also are depicted with the words “Good Goy” written on their foreheads.

The fliers say they are “Brought to you by your local Stormer book club.”

According to the ADL, the Daily Stormer Book Club chapters, or SBCs, are “small crews of young white men who follow and support Andrew Anglin and his neo-Nazi website, the Daily Stormer.”

Petition Denouncing Upcoming Anti-Zionist Conference at UCLA Passes 2,000 Signatures
A petition urging the University of California, Los Angeles to reconsider hosting an upcoming anti-Zionist conference surpassed 2,000 signatories on Friday, amid a continuing outcry against the event.

The online petition — launched by the campus branch of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) — says the eighth annual National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP), which was first announced in August, “is designed to instill hatred towards and intolerance while proliferating lies about Israel.”

The event marks the largest annual gathering of NSJP activists, who help promote the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel on North American university campuses — a campaign denounced by major Jewish organizations, and opposed by both UCLA and UC regents.

The conference will seek to remind students “that Zionism … can be destroyed,” according to its organizers, who define Zionism — the movement that supports the Jewish people’s right to national self-determination — as “ethnic cleansing, destruction, mass expulsion, apartheid, and death.”

These objectives have drawn criticism from the UCLA branch of Students Supporting Israel (SSI), as well as the groups Alums for Campus Fairness at UCLA and StandWithUs, all of which oppose the BDS campaign.
New York City's Islamist Grant
On August 21, the New York City Council announced $250,000 in grants made to 14 Muslim community organizations, in collaboration with the New York Immigration Coalition. Alarmingly, three of the grant recipients are linked to Islamic extremism -- the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Worse, it seems that ICNA, in particular, plans to use the money not for civic improvement but for religious proselytizing.

The grant announcement was made at ICNA's headquarters in Jamaica, Queens, after the jumu'ah prayer service. Present were the young speaker of the city council, Corey Johnson, and Councilman Daneek Miller, the sole Muslim member of the council.

Councilman Miller is no stranger to ICNA; his campaign website prominently features a photo of him speaking at the ICNA mosque.

ICNA was established in 1971, ostensibly as a "non-ethnic, non-sectarian" grassroots organization, with the aim of seeking the "establishment of the Islamic system of life as spelled out in the Qur'an."

In fact, it functions as the American arm of the Pakistani Islamist group Jamaat e-Islami (JI). Indeed, ICNA's international charity, Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), works closely with JI in Pakistan. Worse, in 2017 HHRD openly worked with the "political" wing of the murderous terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Amazon Funnelled Cash to Salafist Org Founded by ‘Extremist’ UK-Based Saudi Scholar
Amazon has been funnelling cash to a Salafist ‘charity’ led by an Islamic scholar described as “one of the most dangerous men in Britain” by counter-extremists, a British newspaper has claimed.

The Jeff Bezos-led retail giant allowed the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) founded by Saudi-born Haitham al-Haddad into its Amazon Smile programme, which allows customers to donate a percentage of their purchases to charity, according to a Times investigation.

Al-Haddad has been branded “dangerous” by the Quilliam counter-extremism think tank, and as “misogynistic, racist, and homophobic” by UK Government counter-extremism commissioner Sara Khan.

A series of controversial statements by the Salafist scholar — a graduate in Islamic law from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) — have been compiled by The Times, advancing a range of hardline views.

These include claims that adulterous women should be stoned to death, and that he has, in fact, received “many requests from Western women… begging me to help them to find their way to a Muslim country to be stoned to death” so they could “avoid punishment in the afterlife” — although it is not revealed whether he actually did facilitate any voluntary executions of this kind.

“It is the Islamic punishment. What does the UK government want? Do they want Muslims to change their beliefs?” he demanded.
Bennett protests to University of Michigan over Netanyahu-Hitler comparison
Education Minister Naftali Bennett sent a letter to the University of Michigan’s President Mark Schlissel, urging him to oppose anti-Israel hatred on campus after a lecturer compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler, claiming both are guilty of genocide.

Bennett also raised a previous case of a University of Michigan professor who would not write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study abroad in Israel, a spokesperson for the minister said in a statement Tuesday.

“The time has come for you as head of the university to make a strong stand against what has clearly become a trend of vitriolic hatred against the Jewish state on your campus,” Bennett wrote to the university president.

During a compulsory lecturer, speaker Emory Douglas, part of the “Penny Stamps Speakers Series Presentation” of the Stamps School of Art & Design, displayed a slide that showed a picture of Netanyahu and Hitler with the words “Guilty Of Genocide” written across their faces.

Below the photo was a definition of genocide as “The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group.”
Pamela Geller: Brown University Celebrates 'Palestinians' on 'Indigenous Peoples’ Day'
Last week, Brown University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs sent out greeting for “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend,” which has replaced Fall Weekend — Columbus Day weekend — in the uber-politically correct academic environment. Brown’s action is part of the larger effort by the academic left to cast Columbus as a villain and focus on Native Americans as sainted martyrs.

But as if this celebration weren’t politicized enough, Brown made it poisonously so by including the “Palestinians” among the “indigenous people” whose plight was being observed. But what makes this story extra insidious is the fact that the school took this anti-American movement and attempted to turn it into an anti-Israel day as well. The left is so desperate to attack Israel that they twisted their own attack on the U.S. to do so.

“Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD),” explained the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, “celebrates the resilience and accomplishments of Indigenous people and acknowledges the contemporary struggles indigenous communities face today. Further, IPD is an intervention against erasure, a principle barrier to the improvement of indigenous sovereignty and health status.”

The struggling indigenous people in question, according to the Diversity Office, included “567 Federally Recognized tribes, 61 State Recognized tribes,” as well as “Hawaiians and the people indigenous to its territories in the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans.” Many of these groups, the announcement went on, “experience profound disparities in health care access and health status compared to the general population, resulting in elevated rates of diabetes, liver disease, and other chronic diseases,” which are “exacerbated by a significant shortage of primary care physicians in Indigenous communities and a long-standing mistrust of the American health care system rooted in a history of genocide and forced assimilation.”
Boycott's new target: Bulldozer companies
Anti-Israel boycott (BDS) organizations recently identified a new target. Following the planned evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar, BDS is looking to boycott the bulldozers used to demolish the illegal structures.

Strategic application of measured violence and international sympathy have protected the Bedouins of Khan al-Ahmar from expulsion, and "stopped bulldozers, produced by international corporations to demolish homes and schools," a BDS statement said.

"The strategic BDS campaign is critical, as the Supreme Court approved demolition of Khan al-Ahmar to make way for illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including corporations that manufacture and sell the bulldozers involved in the this destruction by Israel: JCB (UK), Caterpillar (USA), Volvo (Sweden), Hyundai (South Korea), Hitachi (Japan) and Liogong (China)."

Another organization involved in the planned boycott is "Who Profits", which tracks companies that are "commercially involved in Israeli and international companies in the continued Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land." The same organization sent boycott warning letters to bulldozer manufacturers. The organization's website also stated that the bulldozers of these companies are used for constructing Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria as another reason for the boycott.

Lev HaOlam organization founder Attorney Nati Rom, who fights the global boycott and BDS organizations, said: "The BDS organization appears to be boycotting itself, and their steps become more and more ridiculous, as they spread their frustration to giant corporations." Lev HaOlam sends thousands of product packages from Judea and Samaria to Israeli supporters all over the world and is in contact with thousands of foreign citizens.
Minister: If US student held at airport renounces BDS views, we might let her in
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) on Tuesday said a US student of Palestinian descent, who has been held at Ben Gurion Airport for a week and faces deportation for allegedly supporting an Israel boycott, can leave Israel whenever she wants.

Erdan, whose ministry is responsible for countering the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel, known as BDS, also said that if Lara Alqasem were to renounce her past activities and publicly declare that boycott efforts are not legitimate, he would reconsider her case.

Alqasem, 22, who has Palestinian grandparents, was prevented from entering the country after arriving at Ben Gurion Airport last Tuesday, despite having received a student visa from the Israeli Consulate in Miami to study in a masters program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has been held in a airport detention facility ever since.

The Population Immigration and Border Authority has said the decision to stop Alqasem at the airport was due to her “boycott activity,” while Strategic Affairs Ministry officials said she was a member of the National Students for Justice in Palestine, a campus group that calls for boycotting Israel over its policies toward the Palestinians.

“They make a show as if Israel is imprisoning a student,” Erdan, who is also public security minister, told Army Radio on Tuesday morning. “She can go home to her country whenever she wants. This student stood at the head of a branch of an extreme organization, and it is not reasonable that she can come here and enjoy Israel’s academic benefits while she is trying to harm Israeli citizens.”
Government said to use Canary Mission blacklist to bar visitors
Reports by a secretive right-wing website that collects and publishes information about anti-Israel activity of university students and others are being used by Israeli authorities to question or ban people attempting to enter the country, according to a report Thursday.

Documents submitted by the Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Ministry on Thursday show that an American student was barred from entering Israel because of “suspicion of boycott activity” based on four Facebook posts and information on the Canary Mission website, the Haaretz daily reported.

Canary Mission is an anonymous website that aims to name and shame anti-Israel activists on campus.

The site “documents individuals and organizations that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews on North American college campuses,” according to its “About us” page.

Critics have accused it of seeking to intimidate pro-Palestinian college students and stifle their activism with the threat of a blacklist.

In August, the Forward newspaper reported that a number of activists believed their Canary Mission profiles were being used by border authorities when they were questioned while trying to enter Israel.
HRC Counterpoint In Chronicle Herald: Ben-Gurion Bashed Unfairly
Leech attacked Ben-Gurion as a Zionist terrorist and a promoter of the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Israel territory. He cited Ilan Pappe’s writings to support his own position. It would have been advisable for the Herald to have enlarged on Leech’s background: he’s a left-wing, vehement opponent of Israel and strong advocate of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanction of Israeli goods and of Israel) — as is Pappe.

Leech is the editor of the on-line publication Palestine Journal which includes verbal attacks on Israel, and on Canada for supporting the latter. Among his articles, Leech has written, “Why Israel Should Not Exist” (2015), “Fighting Colonialism in Palestine and Canada” (2015) and “Canada’s support for Israel is a ‘hate crime’” (2015).

Palestine Journal, under Leech’s editorship, has links listed to several groups that are defined as terrorist groups by the Canadian government, as well as links to armed groups.

One questions why the Herald did not offer disclosure about Leech, why CBU proudly employs him to teach young college students, or why Leech’s use of settler colonialism (a deeply flawed historiographic and sociological paradigm) goes unanswered by Nova Scotia academics.

One is better served on the topic of Ben-Gurion and Israel by such books as Walter Laqueur’s A History of Zionism. Settler colonialism advocates among Canadian historians need to reappraise their stance, for this interpretative approach too readily lends itself to anti-Israeli treatises.


EU Civil Servant Convicted of Antisemitic Assault by Belgian Court Says He Will Appeal
The European Union civil servant found guilty last week of a vicious antisemitic assault in 2015 has said he will appeal the sentence handed down by a Belgian court.

Stefan Grech, a 49-year-old Maltese citizen, was convicted of incitement to hate or violence toward people of Jewish faith, violation of anti-racism laws, and assault aggravated by racial hatred following a violent altercation in a Brussels cafe in July 2015 — during which he violently attacked an Italian colleague, called her a “dirty Jewess,” and shouted that “the Jews are doing to the Palestinians what Hitler did to the Jews.”

On Oct. 2, Grech was given a three-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay his victim 500 euros in compensation by a court in Brussels. But over the weekend, the Times of Malta reported that Grech would appeal the sentence, accusing the Brussels-based Belgian League Against Antisemitism (LBCA) of launching a “witch-hunt” against him.

Prior to sentencing Grech — who holds a previous conviction for possession of child pornography — the court heard that on July 16, 2015, he had been celebrating his 10th anniversary as an employee of the European Commission with friends at L’Italiano cafe in the Belgian capital. After drinking heavily throughout the evening, Grech, who had been clutching a metal plaque commemorating the fascist leader Benito Mussolini, embarked on a tirade in praise of the late Italian dictator.

Confronted by a 50-year-old Italian woman who also works in a senior position at the European Commission, Grech attacked her when she pointed out to him that Mussolini had murdered thousands of Jews. Witnesses said that when she told Grech that she “could be Jewish,” he then struck her across the head with the metal plaque and attempted to strangle her. Throughout the assault, he yelled antisemitic epithets including, “dirty Jewess,” and, “You should have all been killed.”
Time's up - but no sign that the archive is moving
The deadline for the return of the Iraqi-Jewish archive - September 2018 - has come and gone, but there is still no sign of any movement on this issue.

Eylon Aslan-Levy has filed this report for i24 News: he interviews Harold Rhode, the man who found the archive in the flooded basement of the secret police headquarters in Baghdad in 2003.

The US shipped the random collection of documents, books and Torah scrolls - stolen by Saddam's regime - to the US to be restored, but promised to send it back to Iraq.

Rhode believes that to return the archive would be like returning stolen Jewish property to the Nazis. Iraqi-Jewish groups have been campaigning for the archive - which represents their community's history and heritage - to remain in the US. Four US senators have introduced a bill to this effect.


Inside Iron Dome's secret manufacturing plant
"Globes" visits the complex of bunkers where Rafael produces Israel's short range missile interceptors.

The complex of bunkers in which Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is producing the Iron Dome missile interceptors looks just like you would imagine: it is well protected and guarded, the safety procedures in it are rigorous, and access to it is strictly limited to people with authorization. Those entering are received at a locked iron gate opened only by arrangement after being properly identified, even if the person involved is the head of the project himself. There are illuminated signs on the high fences enclosing the secret bunkers reading, "Work with explosives is taking place in this compound."

The condition for entering the bunker in which final assembly of the missile takes place is leaving behind any device capable of broadcasting or creating static electricity. Cameras, telephones, and recording devices are out of bounds. A heavy door opens, showing long white corridor leading to workspace whose purpose is unmistakable: Tamir Iron Dome interceptor missiles that Rafael employees have been manufacturing for the past seven years are piled on a cart in the center of the room.

Only a few people working at Rafael and the Ministry of Defense know just how many of these missiles have been produced to date. They are keeping this number secret; they merely give a wink to the curious, as if to say, "Don't worry; we've got enough."

The well-built Tamir is colored in glittering silver and gold, weighing 90 kilograms with a three-meter length. It has earned great praise with 1,800 interceptions of rockets fired against vulnerable human and property targets in populous areas in southern and northern Israel.

"Every missile leaving here gets a pat and a kiss"
Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought the Nazis as a Teenager, Has Died at 93
As a teenager, Sonia Orbuch joined a group of partisans fighting the Nazis in Eastern Europe. She survived the war and settled in America. At 93, Orbuch died last Sunday at her home in Corte Madera, California.

In 1941 Orbuch was 16 years old and still known by her given name as Sarah Shainwald, when the Nazis occupied her hometown in eastern Poland and began killing Jews in Luboml’s ghetto. Shainwald and her family fled for the forests and after surviving the frozen winter, joined a band of Soviet partisans to fight back against the Nazis. Her fellow resistance fighters changed her name to Sonia because it sounded less Jewish.

The profile of Orbuch on The Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation (JPEF—a group Orbuch helped to found) website describes her actions as a Partisan and her family’s eventual decision to break with the resistance.

Sonia began her new life in the forest encampment that served as a base for missions of sabotage and resistance. Early on, Sonia was assigned to guard duty and providing first-aid on missions to mine enemy train tracks. With little training, Sonia learned the skills of a field-hospital aide, treating the wounds of injured partisans, using whatever makeshift supplies were available. To avoid possible torture and interrogation in the event of capture, Sonia carried two hand grenades: “One for the enemy, and one for myself.”

… In 1944, Sonia and her parents faced the decision of either leaving the partisans or joining the Red Army. They decided to leave the partisans and took refuge in an abandoned house infected with typhus, a condition they were unaware of at the time. The typhus soon claimed Sonia’s mother, leaving only Sonia and her father.


Towards the end of the war, as German forces retreated, Orbuch and her family returned to Luboml and found that of the 8,000 Jews who had lived there before the war, 50 remained.
Childhood friends separated by Holocaust reunite 75 years later
"Estike," Chaya Levy called out as her childhood friend Esther Sheinberg walked in through the door to her apartment and the two met in person for the first time in 75 years.

After greeting one another with warm embraces and kisses, the two sat down to reminisce about what it was like growing up in the Transylvanian village of Beclean, in what is now Romania.

Up until Sunday, neither of the childhood friends could ever have imagined the other had survived the Holocaust.

Both Levy, 91, and Sheinberg, 88, were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. At the end of the war, they both made the decision to move to Israel, where they unknowingly lived adjacent to one another in the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak for a short time.

The reunion between the two friends came about by accident when their daughters were introduced through a mutual friend and ended up spending the Sukkot holiday together in Safed. While there, they were surprised to discover that both their mothers had grown up in the same village in what was then Hungary. When the daughters later told their mothers about the other girl who had grown up in Beclean, Levy and Sheinberg immediately recognized the other's name and remembered their childhood friend.
France Awards Top Honours to Nazi Hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld
France’s most famous Nazi hunters, Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife Beate, received top honours in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

Serge Klarsfeld, 83, received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, while the 79-year-old Beate Klarsfeld received the National Order of Merit, having already been decorated with the Legion of Honour in 2014, with the rank of Grand Officer.

The Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia was among those who attended the ceremony at the Elysee Palace limited to family and close friends and associates.

Born September 17, 1935, in the Romanian capital Bucharest, Serge Klarsfeld escaped the Holocaust after his family moved to France but saw his father taken away to die in the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.

He was naturalised in 1950, and 10 years later, while studying at the prestigious Science-Po university in Paris, Klarsfled met Beate Kuenzel, the daughter of a former German soldier, on a metro platform.

The two, who married three years later, decided to bring fugitive Nazis to justice, a mission they pursued for more than half a century.
During visit to Israel, actor Gerard Butler says 'may decide to stay'
Gerard Butler's irresistible smile and hypnotizing blue eyes can almost convince anyone that he really is capable of saving the world, the way the Scottish actor often does in the movies ("Olympus Has Fallen"; "London Has Fallen") and that's precisely what he does in his latest film, "Hunter Killer," which will hit theaters on October 25.

On the occasion of the Israeli premiere of the film, Butler, 48, has arrived in Israel to attend the glamorous event. This is quite unusual, as Hollywood actors seldom attend premieres in Israel, but the film's Israeli producer, Avi Lerner, may have had a hand in convincing the Hollywood star to come this time.

"It is very challenging to bring an artist of this caliber to Israel," Lerner said. "He only came because I'm Israeli. I asked him to come. This is our sixth movie together, and I'm very pleased that he came."

In the film, which Butler also co-produced, Joe Glass, played by Butler, is the captain of an American submarine on a rescue mission. On the way to rescue a submarine in distress, Glass and his crew come across a Russian coup and must rescue the kidnapped Russian president from rebels who are threatening the world order. The film takes place almost entirely in the submarine.

When asked about the political undertones of the film, which are particularly relevant in the current climate, he says, "I am interested in politics, but I didn't come to Israel to talk about politics."
Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child
Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood.

The 87-year-old, who is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, told The Sydney Morning Herald that he experienced “a great deal” of antisemitism growing up in Montreal, a city that was mostly Catholic. Shatner said the discrimination that he faced for being Jewish was “very difficult” for him to deal with.

“I’m shaped by a lot of battles from six years old up until now,” he explained before revealing the kind of antisemitism he regularly faced. “Fights, every day, with one or more kids my size or bigger. Somebody recently showed me a high school graduation book. There I was — a nice-looking boy — and my nickname was ‘Toughie’ because I was always fighting and being attacked. Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! Fight!’”

During his time at McGill University in Montreal the antisemitism continued, he told The Sydney Morning Herald. He said, “The university I went to had a quota. How I made it through the quota, I don’t know. There was a limit to the number of Jewish kids who could go to that university, no matter how qualified they were.”


Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription
The earliest written inscription of the word Jerusalem written in Hebrew on a 2,000 year old column drum was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

The limestone column drum that dates back to the Second Temple period, was discovered 10 months ago on an excavation site near the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village near the entrance of the Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.

Prior to this discovery, the city's name was written as Yerushalem or Shalem in Hebrew, this inscription was the first time the city was written as Yerushalayim in Hebrew characters.

The word Jerusalem was found on silver coins dating before the time of this column, but they were written in Aramaic.



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Russia imports Iranian teams for S-300s in Syria. Shocked alarm in US, Israel DEBKA Exclusive: The US and Israel were alarmed to learn that Moscow had decided to man the S-300 anti-air missiles sent to Syria with Iranian teams, DEBKAfile's exclusive sources report.

IDF Increases Presence Alongside Gaza Border, After Uptick in Hamas Violence Additional troops and Iron Dome missile-defense systems have been deployed to the Israeli border with Gaza following an uptick in riots along the security fence.

Netanyahu Says Israel Preparing for War With Gaza Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stark warning to the Palestinian Authority and to the international community during Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

Fatah blames Israel for yesterday's murder of 2 Israelis Fatah claims Israel commits "terror and murder," but yesterday's killing of Israelis was merely an "operation".

University of Michigan Lecture Compares Netanyahu to Hitler A mandatory lecture for University of Michigan art students reportedly featured a former Black Panther leader who compared Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler.

Two years after pastor Andrew Brunson was jailed in Turkey, Sen. Lankford demands his release Republican Oklahoma Senator James Lankford once again called for the release of "unjustly" jailed U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson on Sunday, exactly two years after Turkey imprisoned the American in the months following the failed July 2016 coup attempt.

Iran's Idea of "Human Rights": Persecute Christians "The government often uses it [the charge of 'acting against national security'] against converts instead of the charge of apostasy... in an attempt to avoid international scrutiny." - Morning Star News, July 13, 2017.

Europe paves the way for its decline Europe is declining. It's getting richer too slowly - so slowly that it's being left behind by the rest of the world.

If Trump Wants the Ultimate Deal, He Must Not Repeat These Mistakes Israeli-Palestinian peace is elusive because both sides' and the United States' have made a series of damaging but preventable errors.

World War 3 FEARS: Iranian General vows to DESTROY Israel in FURIOUS attack A TOP Iranian General has vowed to destroy Israel, warning "there will soon be no way to escape but the sea", raising fears of a major outbreak of conflict in the volatile Middle East.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2-R) delivers an opening speech as Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (3-R), Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (front, R), Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (3-L), Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (front, L) listen during the Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting at the state guest house in Tokyo, Japan, 09 October 2018. Photo: EPA

Japan and five Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River have adopted a new three-year strategy centring on improving connectivity through the promotion of “quality infrastructure” building for regional development, state media reported.

The document endorsed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam at the Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting also cited human resource development and environmental protection as main pillars of cooperation.

On regional security, the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to addressing tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes and the South China Sea, where China has been expanding its military clout, according to the document.


          Missiles and Missile Defense Systems Market Growth Analysis By Top Leading Players -Raytheon, MBDA, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Boeing, Thales, Bharat Dynamics, Denel Dynamics, Mectron, Sagem      Cache   Translate Page      
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After 5 days of India's deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia. China's official, Pakistan is also buying 48 unmanned aircraft systems from China to accelerate the Defense system. China's official newspaper 'Global Times' has confirmed this.

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Nishant Aggarwal, the engineer who was arrested for leaking BrahMos information to ISI had no clue about how much of sensitive data had been stolen from his computer because of the planted malware. He was offered $30,000/month IT job in Canada by a ‘Sejal Kapoor’ via Facebook. He had also shared 'specimens' of his work at the BrahMos missile project.
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          Thales and Leonardo Aircraft Protection System Successfully Defends Against Multiple Heat-Seeking Missiles in International Live Fire Trials      Cache   Translate Page      
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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed a significant milestone in the development of its long-range DeepStrike™ missile to meet the U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile, or PrSM, requirement. The company has integrated its new launch pod missile container into the Army’s M142 HIMARS and M270 MLRS launchers. The launch pod missile container integration took place at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in July.  During the integration, Raytheon technicians worked side-by-side with soldiers and Marines on operational launchers to ensure proper fit!

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  • President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un until after the midterm elections.
  • "I just can't leave now," Trump said to reporters on Tuesday.
  • The November election is expected to a pivotal moment, both in Trump's presidency and in both the Senate and the House of Representatives., because Democrats could flip a number of seats currently held by Republicans, potentially reclaiming the majority.
  • Trump had positive words about Kim after his June summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore. The president said the second meeting could happen at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

President Donald Trump says he's shelving the idea of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"It'll be after the midterms," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. "I just can't leave now."

The November election is expected to a pivotal moment, both in Trump's presidency and in both the Senate and the House of Representatives., because Democrats could flip a number of seats currently held by Republicans, potentially reclaiming the majority.

Earlier on Tuesday, Trump touted what he called "incredible" progress on US-North Korean relations, as evidenced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Pyongyang — his fourth trip since becoming secretary of state.

Pompeo said Kim would allow international inspectors to observe Punggye-ri, a North Korean nuclear test site; and the Sohae missile engine test facility "as soon as we get it logistically worked out."

"You got no rockets flying, you have no missiles flying, you have no nuclear testing," Trump said at the White House. "We've made incredible progress — beyond incredible."

"But I have agreed to meet," Trump added. "We have a very good relationship with Chairman Kim. I like him, he likes me, the relationship is good."

Trump held his first meeting with Kim in Singapore on June 12, marking the first summit between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. While Trump described Singapore's summit as "great," he floated the possibility of hosting the second meeting in the US, including his Mar-a-Lago estate.

"He'd probably like that," Trump said of the idea. "I'd like that, too. I think it would be good. But we'll see. We're talking about three or four different locations. Timing — won't be too far away."

"I don't want to embarrass anybody by asking," Trump added. "I think eventually we're going to have lots of meetings on US soil and on their soil, by the way."

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Fallout 76

Ci siamo, Fallout 76 uscirà su PC, PS4 e Xbox One il prossimo 14 novembre. Oggi Bethesda ha praticamente rivelato tutto, o quasi, sul titolo, con una valanga di dettagli e immagini che vi riportiamo in seguito.

OFFICINE E C.A.M.P.

L’officina di Fallout 4 ritorna in questo nuovo titolo con una vasta gamma di strutture e difese da costruire con parti di recupero, e nuove strutture come il raccoglitore di risorse, che serve a estrarre i materiali minerali del mondo.

Una delle grandi novità di Fallout 76 è il C.A.M.P. (Centro di Assistenza Mobile per la Produzione), un’officina personale che è possibile piazzare dove preferite, usare come campo base per le vostre esplorazioni e spostare per impostare nuovi punti per il viaggio rapido e per il rientro in partita.

Quando spostate il vostro C.A.M.P., tutte le strutture costruite vengono mantenute proprio come le avete progettate, così potrete ricostruirle rapidamente oppure crearne copie a piacere. In questo modo, nel caso in cui il vostro insediamento venga bombardato o depredato dagli altri giocatori, non dovrete ricominciare tutto da capo.

Il C.A.M.P. vi permette di accedere al deposito, una sorta di contenitore in cui riporre gli oggetti che volete conservare permanentemente. Il deposito è accessibile anche dalle casse di scorte presso le stazioni ferroviarie e le stazioni Red Rocket.

Inoltre, Fallout 76 offre le officine pubbliche, sbloccabili neutralizzando i nemici di una certa zona oppure contestando la proprietà di un altro giocatore. Le officine pubbliche forniscono materiali di costruzione gratuiti per la creazione di banchi da lavoro, risorse minerarie, difese per respingere gli attacchi di creature e giocatori nemici e strutture dedicate alla creazione di nuovi progetti. Mente il vostro C.A.M.P. è unicamente vostro, presso le officine pubbliche i giocatori possono collaborare per continuare il lavoro svolto in precedenza da altri giocatori.

SOPRAVVIVENZA

Gestite al meglio voi stessi e l’equipaggiamento per la massima efficacia. Quanto siete Ben riposati, Ben nutriti, Ben accordati e Idratati otterrete dei bonus, ma fate attenzione a non contrarre malattie o mutazioni evitando radiazioni, dormendo in letti sicuri, mangiando cibo cotto e bevendo acqua pulita. Il vostro equipaggiamento si consuma quando lo utilizzate, perciò riparate regolarmente i vostri oggetti preferiti e andate alla ricerca di nuovi. Tutti gli oggetti hanno un ingombro, munizioni incluse, perciò dovrete gestire al meglio il peso che trasportate. Questi elementi di sopravvivenza vi inducono a ponderare le vostre scelte di gioco allo scopo di trovare un equilibrio tra cosa raccogliere, cosa consumare e quando farlo.

PROGRESSIONE

In Fallout 76 torna il sistema S.P.E.C.I.A.L., e tutti gli attributi del personaggio partono dal livello 1. Potete far evolvere il vostro personaggio salendo di livello e assegnando i punti ai parametri S.P.E.C.I.A.L.: Forza, Percezione, Costituzione, Carisma, Intelligenza, Agilità e Fortuna. Potete assegnare 1 punto a una categoria S.P.E.C.I.A.L. ogni volta che salite di livello, fino al livello 50. Oltre ai bonus di gioco forniti aumentando un parametro S.P.E.C.I.A.L., ogni punto può essere usato per equipaggiare una carta Talento relativa a un parametro specifico.

Per esempio, più punti avete per il parametro Forza, più carte Talento potete equipaggiare per quel parametro. Le carte Talento possono essere equipaggiate e rimosse in qualsiasi momento. Potete scegliere una carta Talento ogni volta che salite di livello e grazie ai pacchetti di carte Talento casuali che ricevete a certe tappe della vostra progressione. Le carte Talento introducono vecchie glorie come Carneficina e decine di nuovi talenti, inclusi quelli dedicati alla squadra e basati sul Carisma.
Se avete carte Talento doppie, potete combinarle per aumentarne il livello e i bonus a esse associati. Queste carte Talento di livello superiore necessitano di un maggior numero di punti S.P.E.C.I.A.L., ma conviene investirli per aumentare competenze importanti come Primo soccorso o l’abilità di bere acqua contaminata.

VIAGGIO RAPIDO

Potete viaggiare rapidamente presso i luoghi già scoperti pagando una quantità di tappi che varia a seconda della distanza da percorrere e del livello del giocatore. Il viaggio rapido è sempre gratuito quando si deve raggiungere un compagno di squadra, il proprio C.A.M.P. o l’ingresso del Vault 76.

MORTE E RIENTRO IN PARTITA

Quando morite in combattimento, potete essere rianimati da un altro giocatore a patto che abbia uno stimpak e che giunga rapidamente a soccorrervi. Se non venite rianimati, potete scegliere un punto di rientro sulla mappa raggiungibile con il viaggio rapido. In punto di morte, tutti i materiali di costruzione che avevate con voi vengono lasciati a terra, e riceverete una missione per recuperarli. Potete equipaggiare particolari carte Talento che forniscono dei bonus alla rianimazione, permettendovi di rianimare un giocatore con gli alcolici o perfino di evocare l’Alleato misterioso.

PESO ECCESSIVO

Quando gli oggetti nel vostro inventario superano il peso trasportabile massimo, non potete scattare o viaggiare velocemente. Tuttavia, potete ancora saltare e correre normalmente. In questo stato, i movimenti normali consumano i Punti Azione. Quando questi si esauriscono, sarete costretti a muovervi molto, molto lentamente. Per risolvere il problema, lasciate a terra qualche oggetto oppure posizionate il vostro C.A.M.P. e mettete gli oggetti in eccesso nel deposito. È possibile anche riciclare i vari materiali presso qualsiasi banco da lavoro disponibile.

NUOVA MAPPA

La nuova mappa del mondo a colori è integrata nel vostro Pip-Boy ed è dotata di varie opzioni, tra cui la modalità Foto e il menu social. Sulla mappa viene mostrata la posizione approssimativa degli altri giocatori, così potrete decidere se incontrarli oppure scegliere una strada meno battuta.

PVP E MULTIGIOCATORE IN FALLOUT 76

Gli sconosciuti che vagano per l’Appalachia possono rivelarsi pericolosi. Se rispondete al fuoco di un giocatore che vi attacca, potete duellare per ottenere tappi oppure cimentarvi in scontri di squadra per il predominio. Ma se decidete di non combattere, i danni subiti saranno notevolmente ridotti e potrete darvi alla fuga più agevolmente. Chi uccide giocatori che non intendono combattere riceve lo stato Ricercato. Un giocatore Ricercato può essere braccato dagli altri giocatori, che otterranno una taglia per l’uccisione del criminale. Dopo la morte, lo stato Ricercato viene rimosso. I giocatori non traggono alcun beneficio dall’assassinare qualcun altro, e quando inevitabilmente finiscono uccisi a loro volta da un altro giocatore, pagano la taglia di tasca propria!

COMBATTIMENTO

Lo S.P.A.V. (Sistema di Puntamento Assistito della Vault-Tec) viene impiegato in tempo reale ed è utile per localizzare i nemici spendendo Punti Azione. Nel combattimento PvP, la furtività influenza lo S.P.A.V. e la visibilità dell’interfaccia. Le squadre condividono il bottino recuperato dai nemici uccisi dai compagni. Tutti i giocatori che danno una mano a uccidere una creatura ottengono PE.

COMPLETI

In Fallout 76 i giocatori possono indossare le armature che preferiscono, ma sopra di esse possono indossare dei normali vestiti. In questo modo, potete scegliere il vostro aspetto preferito senza sacrificare la protezione. Pertanto, gli altri giocatori avranno aspetti molto... vari. Vedrete armature da combattimento, corazze da predoni, tute blu del Vault 76, ma anche persone che indossano costumi da clown, da guardia forestale e tanto altro ancora.

PERSONAGGI NON GIOCANTI iN FALLOUT 76

Come nei titoli Fallout precedenti, il metallo è sopravvissuto alla caduta delle bombe. Incontrerete numerosi robot e affini che, come voi, cercano di adattarsi alle dinamiche del nuovo mondo. Alcuni di questi robot forniscono missioni importanti e avrete modo di conoscerli molto bene. Uno dei temi centrali del gioco è il seguente: quando la porta del Vault 76 si apre, i giocatori sono gli UNICI individui viventi di questo nuovo mondo. Le varie vicende vengono narrate attraverso appunti, olonastri e terminali lasciati dagli ex abitanti dell’Appalachia. Chi erano queste persone? Come sono morte? Possono insegnarmi qualcosa? Hanno lasciato opere o progetti incompiuti?

EVENTI

Gli eventi sono missioni immediate e semplici che permettono di collaborare per raggiungere un obiettivo comune. Durante la maggior parte degli eventi, il PvP è disabilitato per incoraggiare la collaborazione amichevole. Si vince o si perde tutti insieme, e le ricompense vengono distribuite equamente. Gli eventi sono perfetti per i gruppi, ma è possibile completarli anche da soli. Esistono alcuni eventi progettati per il PvP ai quali, se volete, potete iscrivervi.

CARICHI DI SCORTE

I carichi di scorte vengono forniti da un sistema di emergenza automatizzato dell’Appalachia, che permette di richiedere importanti rifornimenti per via aerea. Vi capiterà di imbattervi in olonastri di richiesta scorte del governo americano: portate l’olonastro presso una torre radio e richiedete un carico di scorte. Merci preziose che piovono dal cielo attireranno non solo le creature del gioco, ma anche gli altri giocatori.

TESTATE NUCLEARI

Una parte importante della missione principale ruota attorno alla possibilità di utilizzare armi nucleari. Le testate nucleari rappresentano una meccanica di gioco che può alterare il mondo. La zona colpita da un missile non solo diventa irradiata e si popola di creature letali, ma fornisce risorse particolari da utilizzare per creare equipaggiamento unico e di alto livello. Per lanciare una testata nucleare è necessario affrontare una serie di missioni lunghe e complicate, ma vi garantiamo che ne vale la pena. E quando potrete premere il grande pulsante rosso, perché non scattarvi un selfie con il vostro personalissimo fungo nucleare alle spalle?

DOPO LA PUBBLICAZIONE

Stiamo lavorando per offrirvi Fallout 76 al suo meglio per la pubblicazione ufficiale del 14 novembre. Ovviamente, abbiamo in cantiere tante novità che si aggiungeranno al gioco dopo l’uscita. Il nostro obiettivo è accogliere i commenti dei giocatori e offrire loro sempre di più, tra cui tutti gli aggiornamenti futuri gratuitamente.

NUOVA COLONNA SONORA

Un Fallout nuovo di zecca significa una colonna sonora nuova di zecca. Fallout 76 vede il ritorno di Inon Zur, e un tema musicale ispirato alla bellezza del West Virginia. Potete ascoltarlo qui:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_7po_3Whl0

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Fortnite

Fortnite sarà offline per manutenzione a partire dalle ore 10:00 di oggi, mercoledì 10 ottobre. I giocatori del famoso Battle Royale di Epic Games dovranno munirsi di un po’ di pazienza perché sta per arrivare l’aggiornamento 6.02 e con esso le note della patch, che riporteremo in questo articolo in costante aggiornamento.

Quali novità stanno per arrivare con il nuovo aggiornamento di Fortnite? Al momento gli unici dettagli che abbiamo su questo aggiornamento riguardano la probabile inclusione del Dispositivo di Lancio Quadruplo, che è un lanciarazzi in grado di sparare quattro razzi alla volta con l’obiettivo di danneggiare un’area molto grande.

Dalla descrizione inserita nella sezione Notizie è stato specificato : “accendi velocemente fino a 4 razzi per infliggere danni esplosivi su un’intera area”. Fino ad oggi però non è stata ancora svelata la data del rilascio ufficiale del Dispositivo di Lancio Quadruplo, la prima arma inedita della Stagione 6 di Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic Games infatti al riguardo non ha reso noto ancora alcuna comunicazione ufficiale ma probabilmente gli appassionati del gioco non dovrebbero aspettare a lungo, potrebbe arrivare con questo aggiornamento 6.02.

Mancano ormai solo poche ore per conoscere tutte le novità in arrivo con l'aggiornamento 6.02 di Fortnite. La manutenzione dovrebbe concludersi tra le 12:00 e le 14:00 (ora italiana, ma probabilmente anche prima), restate su questa pagina, sarà costantemente aggiornata con le ultime novità e le note della patch appena pubblicate.

Nel frattempo vi segnaliamo una curiosità: come sarebbe Fortnite in prima persona? Un video disponibile in rete lo dimostra. A realizzare l’incredibile filmato è stato uno YouTuber sotto il nome di “Max Box”. È stato proprio lui infatti a distribuire in rete un video per dimostrare in che modo potrebbe apparire Fortnite se la modalità Battle Royale avesse una visuale in prima persona: “Questo video è stato fatto con un uso estensivo del sistema di replay (molto buggato), quindi anche se non è un filmato ‘live’, è sicuramente meglio di qualsiasi altra cosa che sono stato in grado di trovare fino ad ora“.Discutete di tutto questo nella migliore community su Facebook!.

Aggiornamento ore 10:13: manutenzione iniziata e sono già disponibili le note della patch! Il Lanciarazzi Quadruplo è realtà, ecco tutte le note della patch:

SBIZZARRISCITI

Prendi il ritmo nella nuova modalità a tempo di Battaglia reale e spazza via ondate di nemici con una nuova arma in Salva il mondo.

Domina la discoteca (Battaglia reale)
Usa le tue mosse migliori e prendi il controllo della pista da ballo con questa nuova modalità a tempo.

Lanciarazzi quadruplo ( Battaglia reale)

Lancia razzi in rapida successione contro i nemici con questa nuova arma per guadagnare un'esplosiva Vittoria reale!

Lanciatore Nobile ( Salva il mondo)

Carica questo potente dispositivo di lancio per sconfiggere frotte di nemici con un raggio di energia perforante.

GENERALE

PRESTAZIONI

Abbiamo risolto il problema di prestazioni del disco su Xbox One che rallentava il caricamento di costruzioni e oggetti estetici. Ciò ridurrà anche i tempi di caricamento.
Nota: Questa correzione è inclusa in una patch più pesante del solito (intorno ai 10 GB).

PROBLEMI NOTI

È l'ora della sfida di ballo definitiva. Sono state generate piste da ballo per tutta l'isola di Battaglia reale. Conquistale eliminando tutti i nemici e poi ballando per far salire una strobosfera dal pavimento. La squadra che riempirà più velocemente il misuratore conquistando e difendendo le piste da ballo vincerà la partita!

Dettagli della modalità

Due squadre di cinquanta giocatori.
La rigenerazione verrà attivata fino al terzo (ed ultimo) cerchio della Tempesta.
Cinque piste da ballo compariranno sulla mappa quando la Tempesta non è in movimento.
Utilizzare gli emote su una pista da ballo quando non ci sono nemici presenti farà comparire una strobosfera al centro della pista, che risulterà conquistata dalla tua squadra.
Più compagni di squadra ballano sulla pista, più rapidamente verrà conquistata.
Non appena una pista viene conquistata, la "barra del ballo" comincerà a riempirsi sull'interfaccia, fino a che o un nemico compare su di essa o il tempo limite della Tempesta scade ed essa comincia a muoversi. La prima squadra che riempirà la barra del ballo al 100% vincerà la partita.
Le piste da ballo negli ultimi livelli della partita riempiranno la barra più velocemente, quindi non mollare se la tua squadra è rimasta indietro!
Non è possibile costruire sulle piste da ballo o al di sopra di esse, ma è possibile proteggerle circondandole con un forte.
In questa modalità è possibile schierare di nuovo il deltaplano: premi salta durante la caduta per utilizzarlo.
Questa modalità usa il livello di bottini e risorse delle partite 50 contro 50.

ARMI E OGGETTI

Dispositivo di lancio quadruplo
Accendi fino a quattro razzi in rapida successione.
Disponibile nelle varianti epica e leggendaria.
80/84 danni base per razzo.
Raggio dell'esplosione di 300 unità.
Si possono trovare in forzieri, consegne di rifornimenti e distributori automatici.
Il Super Fortatile è tornato e può essere ottenuto in gioco!
Disponibilità di Super Fortatile ridotta da 2,43% a 1,83%.
Regolazioni percentuale di generazione bottino
Possibilità di generazione pistola comune ridotta da 5,8% a 5,47%
Possibilità di generazione fucile di precisione bolt-action epico aumentata da 0,33% a 0,42%
Possibilità di generazione fucile di precisione semiautomatico raro ridotta da 0,92% a 0,71%
Possibilità di generazione fucile di precisione pesante epico aumentata da 0,33% a 0,4%
Possibilità di generazione fucile di precisione pesante leggendario aumentata da 0,07% a 0,13%
Possibilità di generazione lanciagranate raro ridotta da 1,45% a 0,99%
Possibilità di generazione lanciarazzi epico aumentata da 0,59% a 0,66%
Possibilità di generazione lanciarazzi leggendario aumentata da 0,08% a 0,21%
Possibilità di generazione missile guidato epico aumentata da 0,11% a 0,2%
Possibilità di generazione missile guidato leggendario aumentata da 0,03% a 0,05%

GIOCO

Rimossa una modifica che era stata introdotta inavvertitamente nella versione 6.01 che faceva abbaiare Ossicino più di quanto previsto.
È stato risolto un problema per il quale i cerchi in movimento erano più vicini alla precedente zona sicura di quanto voluto.
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PRESTAZIONI

Sono stati risolti alcuni rallentamenti su Switch causati dal blocco di grandi quantità di dati UI
È stata aumentata la definizione della texture su Xbox One al fine di evitare problemi di texture sfocate e migliorare le prestazioni di rendering

SALVA IL MONDO

ARMI E OGGETTI

Il Lanciatore Nobile è tornato nel Negozio settimanale.
Lanciatore pesante che spara un'ondata di energia perforante.
Il fuoco normale emette un impulso stretto (mezza unità); se viene caricato spara un impulso largo 1 o 1,5 unità.
Disponibile giovedì 11 ottobre alle 2:00 ora italiana fino a giovedì 18 ottobre alle 2:00 ora italiana.
Il fucile disintegratore Vindertech è tornato ed è disponibile nel Negozio settimanale.
Fucile pesante a energia che spara una palla esplosiva di plasma, infliggendo una grande quantità di danni all'interno di un'area contenuta.
Disponibile giovedì 11 ottobre alle 2:00 ora italiana fino a giovedì 18 ottobre alle 2:00 ora italiana.

https://twitter.com/FortniteGame/status/1049933013403033601

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTU5kDLF8Vg

https://twitter.com/FortniteGame/status/1049820101086720006?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1049820101086720006&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eurogamer.it%2Farticles%2F2018-10-10-news-videogiochi-fortnite-server-offline-patch-6-02

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          Current Affairs Questions for Indian Bank PO Mains Exam: 10th October 2018       Cache   Translate Page      
Dear Aspirants,

Current Affairs Questions for Indian Bank PO Mains Exam: 10th October 2018

Current Affairs Quiz for Indian Bank PO Mains 2018

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Apart from the GA Section, an excellent knowledge of current news also helps you deal with the PI (Personal Interview) more efficiently so you do not give a mumble jumble answer to the interviewee's simple questions. Here is a quiz on Current Affairs to let you assess your Current Affairs Knowledge.



Q1. President Ram Nath Kovind is on a visit of Tajikistan. What is the capital city of Tajikistan?
Tashkent
Astana
Sofia
Dushanbe
Sochi
Solution:
President Ram Nath Kovind had a meeting with his Tajikistan counterpart Mr. Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe.

Q2. Which of the following day is observed on 9 October each year?
National Farmers' Day
World Animal Day
The International Day of Older Persons
Indian Air Force Day
World Post Day
Solution:
World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. The theme selected for the 2018 competition is: "Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?"

Q3. ________ became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games.
Chungneijang Mary Kom
Thangjam Tababi Devi
Jeremy Lalrinnunga
Manu Bhakar
Tushar Mane
Solution:
16 year old Thangjam Tababi Devi became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games. She was defeated by Venezuela's Maria Giminez in the finals of the women's 44kg category in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Q4. India International Science Festival (IISF-2018) was recently concluded in __________.
Lucknow
Bangalore
Hyderabad
Chennai
Jaipur
Solution:
The four-day long mega science expo, India International Science Festival (IISF-2018) concluded in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. IISF-2018 witnessed a footfall of more than 10 lakh people and more than 22 thousand registrations, the highest in its four-year history.

Q5. National Housing Bank (NHB) has decided to increase the Refinance Limit from ___________ to Rs. 30,000 crore for the Current Year (July 2018-June 2019).
Rs. 25,000 crore
Rs. 24,000 crore
Rs. 28,000 crore
Rs. 20,000 crore
Rs. 15,000 crore
Solution:
National Housing Bank (NHB) has decided to increase the Refinance Limit from Rs. 24,000 crore to Rs.30,000 crore for the Current Year (July 2018-June 2019) towards refinancing eligible institutions.

Q6. Recently, who has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG)?
Vinesh Phogat
Thangjam Tababi Devi
Manu Bhaker
Jeremy Lalrinnunga
Mehuli Ghosh
Solution:
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

Q7. Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record in Asian Para Games at Jakarta. He belongs to which of the following games?
Sprint
Javelin throw
Discus throw
Chess
Steeplechase
Solution:
Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Q8. Total how many Gold Medals were won by India in Asian Para Games in 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia?
3
4
11
7
2
Solution:
India won 11 medals, including three gold, at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Q9. Recently, Google has announced that it will shut down _______ for consumer use over the next 10 months.
Google Plus
Orkut
Gmail
Hangouts
Android
Solution:
Google will shut down Google+ for consumer use over the next 10 months after a bug exposed the personal data of up to 5 lakh users.

Q10. Jeremy Lalrinnunga belongs to which of the following sport?
Sprint
Boxing
Judo
Javelin throw
Weightlifting
Solution:
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG). 15-year-old Jeremy had completed a total lift of 251kg this year, and the 274kg he lifted in Buenos Aires became his personal best.

Q11. In its latest report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected India's growth rate for year 2019 at _____.
7.5 %
7.3 %
7.4%
8.1 %
7.9 %
Solution:
As per the IMF's latest report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019. The report predicted India to regain the tag of the world's fastest-growing major economy this year.

Q12. Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership was held in which of the following country?
Niger
Sierra Leone
South-Africa
Nigeria
Ghana
Solution:
Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, C. R. Chaudhary led the Indian delegation to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- EXIM Bank, Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership being held in Abuja, Nigeria.

Q13. Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile. What is the range of this missile?
2000 Km
1,300 Km
700 Km
2500 Km
500 Km
Solution:
Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometres.

Q14. SHCIL is India's largest custodian and depository participant based in Mumbai. What does H stands for in SHCIL?
Holding
Housing
Husbandry
Health
None of the above options is true.
Solution:
Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited is India's largest custodian and depository participant, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. SHCIL was established in 1986 and was granted a status of a government company as per section 2 of Indian Companies Act, 2013.

Q15. As per the IMF's latest report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018. What is the name of this report?
Global Economic Prospects
Indian Economic Outlook
Asia At The Forefront
World Development Report
World Economic Outlook
Solution:
As per the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019.

               





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           Current Affairs 09th October 2018: Daily GK Update       Cache   Translate Page      
Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!

Current Affairs 09th October 2018: Daily GK Update

National News

1. India International Science Festival 2018 Concludes: Important Highlights 

i. The four-day long mega science expo, India International Science Festival (IISF-2018) concluded in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. IISF-2018 witnessed a footfall of more than 10 lakh people and more than 22 thousand registrations, the highest in its four-year history making it the largest festival of its kind in Asia. 
ii. IISF was inaugurated by the President Ram Nath Kovind. IISF 2018 also saw two major Guinness World Records being made one of which was a World Record successful attempt to “isolate DNA” by 550 students from class 8th to 10th standard. IISF-2018 with its focal theme “Science for Transformation” had more than 23 special events in its 4th edition. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018- 
  • IISF 2017 was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 

    International News


    2. India Signs Key Agreements With Tajikistan 

    i. President Ram Nath  Kovind had a meeting with his Tajikistan counterpart Mr. Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe. On this occasion, both countries signed MoUs in various fields including political relations, strategic research, agriculture, renewable energy, traditional medicine, space technology, youth affairs, Culture and Disaster Management. 
    ii. The President held bilateral level talks his Tajikistan counterpart Emomali Rahmon. Indian grant of 20 million US dollars was announced for Tajikistan to finance development projects. Several other key bilateral pacts were also signed. 

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Tajikistan Capital: Dushanbe, Currencies: Tajikistani somoni, Ruble. 

    3. Minister of State for Commerce Attends India–West Africa Conclave in Nigeria 

    i. Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, C. R. Chaudhary led the Indian delegation to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- EXIM Bank, Regional Conclave on India-West Africa Project Partnership being held in Abuja, Nigeria. 
    ii. The Conclave is a two-day event with the focus on business deliberations, Business to Government (B2G) and Business to Business (B2B) engagements. 

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Nigeria Capital: Abuja, Currency: Nigerian naira. 

    4. Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Ghauri Ballistic Missile 

    i. Pakistan has successfully test-fired Ghauri ballistic missile capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometres. 
    ii. The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness.

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Pakistan PM- Imran Khan,  Currency- Pakistani Rupee


    Banking/Business/Economy News


    5. IMF Projects India's Growth At 7.3% In 2018 and 7.4% In 2019 

    i. As per the IMF's latest report, India is projected to grow at 7.3% in 2018 and 7.4% in 2019. The report predicted India to regain the tag of the world's fastest-growing major economy this year, crossing China with more than 0.7 percentage points. 
    ii. In China, growth is projected to moderate from 6.9 per cent in 2017 to 6.6% in 2018 and 6.2 % in 2019. In 2017, India had clocked a 6.7% growth rate. 

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018- 
    • Managing Director of International Monetary Fund- Christine Lagarde, Headquarters in- Washington DC, USA. 


    6. Google To Shut Down Google+ For Consumers Over The Security Lapse

    i. Google will shut down Google+ for consumer use over the next 10 months after a bug exposed the personal data of up to 5 lakh users. Google stated that it discovered and immediately patched the bug in March 2018 but found "no evidence" that any data was actually misused. 
    ii. According to Google, Google+ currently has “low usage and engagement” and that 90% of Google+ user sessions last less than 5 seconds. Still, the company plans to keep the service alive for enterprise customers who use it to facilitate conversation among co-workers.

    Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
    • Google CEO-Sundar Pichai, Parent company- Alphabet Inc.
    • Google was recently displaced by Apple to become the world's top brand.

      7. Centre Decides To Start Issuing Sovereign Gold Bonds 2018-19 From October 

      i. The Centre in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2018-19. The Sovereign Gold Bonds will be issued every month from October to February 2019. 
      ii. The 2018-19 Series II tranche will be issued on 23rd of October and the period of submission is 15th to 19th of October. The Bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, designated post offices and recognised stock exchanges National Stock Exchange of India Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. 

        8. NHB Increases Refinance Limit From Rs24,000 crore To Rs30,000 crore 

        i. National Housing Bank (NHB) has decided to increase the Refinance Limit from Rs. 24,000 crore to Rs.30,000 crore for the Current Year (July 2018-June 2019) towards refinancing eligible institutions. Now, eligible Housing Finance Companies & Other entities will have increased availability of funds.
        ii. Till date, Rs.8835 crore has been sanctioned.  This refinancing is a credit flow to Housing Finance Companies & other Institutions.

        Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
        • The Committee of Secretaries considered’ the recommendation and set up the High-Level Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan, the then Deputy Governor, RBI to examine the proposal and recommended the setting up of National Housing Bank as an autonomous housing finance institution.
        • NHB was set up on July 9, 1988, under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987.
        • The Head Office of NHB is at New Delhi.
        • Dakshita Das is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of National Housing Bank. 

          Important Days

          9. World Post Day: 9th October 

          i. World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. 
          ii. The theme selected for the 2018 competition is: "Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?"

            Sports News

            10. Asian Para Games 2018: India Bags 11 Medals, 3 Golds 

            i. Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
            ii. Chaudhary clinched India's first gold of the Games in the men's category before middle distance runner Raju Rakshitha in women's 1500 meters and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan in men's 50-meter butterfly added the yellow metals later on the second day of competitions. 

            Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
            • Asian Paralympic Committee (APC)  confirmed that Hangzhou in China will host the fourth edition of Asian Para Games in 2022

            11. Youth Olympic Games 2018: Jeremy, 1st Ever Indian Gold Medallist in YOG 

            i. Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India's first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The 15-year-old achieved the feat by lifting a total weight of 274 kg in the men's 62 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
            ii. Jeremy’s personal best until the Buenos Aires lift was of 273 kg (snatch+clean and jerk), which he achieved during an event at NIS Patiala.

            Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
            • Argentina Capital: Buenos Aires, Currency: Argentine peso. 
            • Official Mascot of Youth Olympic Games 2018 is Pandi.

            12. Youth Olympic Games 2018: Thangjam Tababi Devi Clinches India's 1st Judo Medal 

            i. 16-Year-old Thangjam Tababi Devi became India's first judo medallist at the Olympic level, claiming a silver at the ongoing Youth Games.
            ii. She was defeated by Venezuela's Maria Giminez in the finals of the women's 44kg category in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tababi Devi hails from Manipur. India has never won an Olympic medal in judo either at the senior or the youth level. 

            Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
            • Argentina Capital: Buenos Aires, Currency: Argentine peso. 
            • Official Mascot of Youth Olympic Games 2018 is Pandi.

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            The Turkish authorities have announced that they will search the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul as part of their investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

            The Turkish authorities have announced that they will search the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul as part of their investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen going into the embassy on 2 October 2018.

            The Saudi regime has one of the poorest human rights records of any government in the world. Reporters Without Borders ranks it among the worst countries for journalist freedoms. In 2012, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in detention and 10,000 lashes for criticising the regime's human rights record.

            Over recent months the Saudi authorities have cracked down on women's rights campaigners and human rights defenders.

            The regime is also the world's largest buyers of UK arms, which it has used in the ongoing bombardment of Yemen. The war has killed thousands and created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. UK government statistics show that since the bombing of Yemen began in 2015, the UK has licensed £4.7 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, including:

            • £2.7 billion worth of ML10 licences (Aircraft, helicopters, drones)
            • £1.9 billion worth of ML4 licences (Grenades, bombs, missiles, countermeasures)

            Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: "The accusations from the Turkish authorities are very serious. The Saudi regime has a proven contempt for its critics and has used its position to crack down on free speech and dissent. Despite the atrocities and abuses, it has always been able to rely on the uncritical political and military support of the UK and other arms dealing governments.

            Journalism is fundamental to democracy. It's time for Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt to end the arms sales and call on the regime to end its persecution of journalists and human rights defenders."

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            The Department of Defense will have to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts now that it's planning to spend $1.66 trillion to develop major weapons systems. According to a new report (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office, nearly all of Pentagon's weapons systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks. The DoD, the report reads, didn't make cybersecurity a priority, even though GAO has been warning it for decades about the risks it's taking by not making sure its systems are properly protected. That leaves the nation's weapons, such missiles and drones, susceptible to attacks meant to take over their controls.

            Source: Reuters, NPR, GAO (PDF)


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            How likely is it a nuclear sub will fire all of its missiles at one time? Doesn't that mean Armageddon? Yet, if it fires less than its full load, and reveals its location, what hope does it have to survive long enough to fire another on another day? If an enemy sub launched a nuclear missile at us, wouldn't we blow it out of the water - even if it meant nuking a 100 mile circle in the ocean, just to be sure we got it? Also, would any of the other subs ever be safe to show up anywhere ever again? And won't their home bases be destroyed, so where are they going to go? They are high maintenance toys that would have short lifespans without their support system. ICBMs, on the other hand, sit in a hole in the ground. It will be much easier to maintain their ongoing usefulness in a fractured future world.
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            Nishant Agrawal, an engineer from the BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited in Nagpur was arrested in a joint operation by the Military Intelligence and the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra police, following a tip.

            Arrested on Monday on charges of spying for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI and various other countries, Nishant was accused of passing on classified and secret information to the Inter-Services Intelligence of Pakistan in addition to other countries as well. Experts, in any state, clarified that he worked at the integration facility and were uncertain whether he had access to any classified information or not.

            Nonetheless he will be charged under the Official Secrets Act, following which his home and office computers have already been seized. The police are still investigating whether he was "honey-trapped" by Facebook IDs in the name of women, which have been traced to Pakistan.

            "Very sensitive information was found on his personal computer. We found evidence of him chatting on Facebook with Pakistan-based IDs," said Aseem Arun, the chief of the anti-terror squad of Uttar Pradesh.

            Nishant has worked in the technical research section of the missile centre for four years, studied at the National Institute of Technology in Kurukshetra, and was also a gold medallist, described as a very bright engineer.

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            • Rather than Rafale, think of drones: How far the jetfighters remain in action is anyone's guess. There are ground-to-air missiles with en route course correction. We can ignore them at our own peril. The drones raid in swarms. Stealth aircraft with swarms of drones are already in the offing. Pilotless aircraft and LASER canons are on the drawing boards.


            • Sorry Facebook: Indian politicians are flocking to an unlikely “no English” social network, ShareChat, a fast-growing, indigenous social network. Unlike most of the popular social networks in India, this Android-based platform supports 14 Indian languages. It, pointedly, does not support English.


            • Bengaluru set to go the Amsterdam way: Bicycle sharing system may take off soon.


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            @wondering jew "Oh, please. The raising of the topic of Israel would have been totally out of left field in this softball interview of Clinton..." Au contraire. Discussing the relationship between the entity known as "Israel" and the U.S. would have been entirely relevant and of considerable interest to thinking Americans. A couple of reasons spring to mind: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mid… “Congressional Research Service, U.S. Foreign aid to Israel, Jeremy M. Sharpe, Specialist in Middle East Affairs, April 10, 2018.” “Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $134.7 billion (current, or non inflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance, although in the past Israel also received significant economic assistance. At a signing ceremony at the State Department on September 14, 2016, representatives of the U.S. and Israeli governments signed a new 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on military aid covering FY2019 to FY2028. Under the terms of the MOU, the United States pledges to provide $38 billion in military aid ($33 billion in Foreign Military Financing grants plus $5 billion in missile defense appropriations) to Israel. This MOU replaces a previous $30 billion 10-year agreement, which runs through FY2018.” https://israelpalestinenews.org/sheldon-adelson-spending-100-million-total-to-keep-control-of-u-s-policies-on-israel/ If Americans Knew Blog, Sept. 23/18 "Sheldon Adelson spending $100 million to keep control of U.S. policies on Israel" "Casino billionaire’s total contributions on behalf of Israel in 2016 & 2018 reported to surpass $100 million, possibly making him the largest single donor in American politics today" By Amir Tibon, reposted from Ha’aretz EXCERPT: WASHINGTON – "Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson is reportedly spending at least $55 million during the upcoming midterm elections in order to keep Republicans in control of Congress. Adelson’s spending commitment was first reported on Saturday by the New York Times, in an article describing how Adelson has become the most influential donor in the Republican Party during U.S. President Donald Trump’s time in office. "According to the report, Adelson’s total spending on behalf of the Republicans in the 2016 and 2018 election combined, will surpass $100 million, probably making him the largest single donor in American politics today. Adelson had previously spent tens of millions of dollars during the 2012 election in a failed attempt to help Mitt Romney, that year’s Republican nominee, oust Barack Obama from the White House."
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            The British embassy in Buenos Aires received a formal complaint by the Argentinian government on Tuesday.
                      3 Russian S-300PM battalion sets delivered to Syria free of charge - Military source      Cache   Translate Page      
            Russia has donated to Syria three battalion sets of S-300PM missile systems of eight launchers each, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Monday. "On October 1, three battalion sets of S-300PM systems of eight launchers each were delivered to Syria," the source said. "These systems were previously deployed at one of the Russian aerospace forces' regiments which now uses the S-400 Triumf systems. The S-300 systems underwent capital repairs at Russian defense enterprises, are in good condition and are capable of performing combat tasks," the source said, adding that the S-300PM systems were handed over to the Syrian side free of charge. According to the source, along with the launchers Russia delivered more than 100 surface-to-air guided missiles for each battalion.
                      CANADIAN SCIENTISTS SIGN STATEMENT SLAMMING UNSOUND SPEECH ON GENDER ISSUES.      Cache   Translate Page      
            JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

            LUKE 21:28-29
            28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
            29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
            30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

            JOEL 2:3,30
            3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
            30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

            ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
            12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
            13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

            EZEKIEL 20:47
            47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

            ZEPHANIAH 1:18
            18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

            MALACHI 4:1
            1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

            And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
            Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

            Pompeo says progress made with Kim Jong Un on North Korea trip-US secretary of state declines South Korea leader’s request to publicly disclose information about Pyongyang’s denuclearization-By Matthew Lee-OCT 9,18

            SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons, though there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a much-anticipated second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump.Trump, tweeting from Washington, cited progress on agreements he made with Kim at their June meeting and said, “I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim again, in the near future.”Arriving in Seoul after several hours in Pyongyang on his fourth visit to North Korea, Pompeo tweeted that he had a “good trip” and that he and Kim “continue to make progress on agreements made at Singapore summit.” Trump and Kim held a historic summit there in June that resulted in a vague agreement for the North to denuclearize.The top US diplomat offered no details, and, upon landing in South Korea, he briefed White House national security adviser John Bolton and Trump chief of staff John Kelly on his trip, officials said.Pompeo, on the third stop of a four-leg Asian tour that began in Japan and was to end in China on Monday, then met South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in. Moon, who has met twice with Kim, asked Pompeo to make public as much information as he could about the trip.“I dearly hope that your latest visit, as well as the upcoming US-North Korea summit, which I hope will be happening soon, will make irreversible, decisive progress in terms of the denuclearization as well as the peace process,” Moon said. “Since we have the media present here, I would like to ask you to disclose anything that you can open to the public here.”Pompeo declined that opportunity.“I will certainly tell you in private about our conversation, but we had a good, productive conversation,” Pompeo said. “As President Trump said, there are many steps along the way and we took one of them today. It was another step forward. So this is, I think, a good outcome for all of us.”Moon’s office said in a statement later that Pompeo told Moon that the North Korean leader had agreed a second summit with Trump “should be held as soon as possible,” and that talks on the timing and location would continue.In Pyongyang, Pompeo and Kim met for about three-and-a-half hours, first in a business session and then in a 90-minute luncheon that the North Korean leader hosted at a state guesthouse, according to the pool report from the lone US journalist allowed to accompany Pompeo on his Asia trip.“It’s a very nice day that promises a good future for both countries,” Kim told Pompeo through an interpreter as they sat down for the meal.“Yeah, so we had a great, great visit this morning,” Pompeo replied. “Thank you for hosting, President Trump sends his regards. And we had a very successful morning so thank you and I am looking forward to our time here at lunch as well.”On the North Korean side, Kim was joined at the lunch by his sister, Kim Yo Jong, and his former intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, who has been Pompeo’s chief interlocutor.Aside from Pompeo, the US side included Stephen Biegun, the new US special envoy for North Korea, and Andrew Kim, who heads a Korea working group at the CIA that Pompeo set up while he was running the agency.Pompeo and Kim had exchanged pleasantries and appeared chummy while they walked into the banquet room. “It’s good to see you again,” Pompeo said as they shook hands. Pompeo placed his hand on Kim’s shoulder and they both smiled.“So is everything okay?” Kim asked Pompeo.“Everything is great,” Pompeo replied. “Everything is great. I am very much looking forward to our time together too.”Other members of the two delegations ate their five-course meal, which included delicacies such as foie gras, conch soup, steak, grilled pine mushrooms and chocolate cake, sweet red wine and soju, in a separate room.Pompeo had planned to meet with Kim on Sunday’s trip, but North Korean officials said Kim’s participation in the luncheon had not been expected. Pompeo had not met with Kim on his last visit and Trump had abruptly canceled Pompeo’s plans to travel to North Korea last month, citing a lack of progress in the negotiations-Pompeo earlier held talks in Tokyo with Japan’s prime minister, and pledged that the Trump administration would coordinate and unify its strategy for denuclearization with its allies. Japan has been wary of the initiative, but South Korea has embraced it.Pompeo has repeatedly refused to discuss details of negotiations, including a US position on North Korea’s demand for a declared end to the Korean War and a proposal from Seoul for such a declaration to be accompanied by a shutdown of the North’s main known nuclear facility.The US and Japan have pushed for the North to compile and turn over a detailed list of its nuclear sites to be dismantled as a next step in the process. The North has rejected that.Since the denuclearization effort got underway with a secret visit to the North by then-CIA chief Pompeo in April, there has been only limited progress, even since the June 12 Trump-Kim summit that many had hoped would jump-start the effort.North Korea so far has suspended nuclear and missile tests, freed three American prisoners and dismantled parts of a missile engine facility and tunnel entrances at a nuclear test site. It has not taken any steps to halt nuclear weapons or missile development.The North has accused Washington of making “unilateral and gangster-like” demands on denuclearization and has insisted that sanctions should be lifted before any progress in nuclear talks. US officials have thus far said the penalties will remain in place until the North’s denuclearization is fully verified.

            Clearing the rubble in Syria’s Palestinian Yarmouk camp-The built-up residential area was once home to 160,000 residents; today, it is a post-apocalyptic vista of bombed-out buildings-By AP and TOI staff-OCT 9,18

            DAMASCUS, Syria — In the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk on the edge of Syria’s capital, bulldozers and trucks are clearing tons of rubble from streets gutted by war.The built-up residential area was once home to 160,000 residents, Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war around Israel’s creation as well as middle-class Syrians. Today, it is a post-apocalyptic vista of bombed out buildings coated in gray dust.Syrian rebels seized the district in 2012, and government forces responded with a crippling siege and near-daily shelling, driving most residents out. Fighting broke out among different armed groups, and Islamic State jihadists seized control in 2015, before being driven out in a government offensive earlier this year.The neighborhood was established after 1948 to house thousands of Palestinians who fled or were driven out of what is now Israel.On Saturday, Associated Press reporters saw bulldozers clearing away mounds of rubble beneath the jagged shells of hollowed-out apartment blocks. The streets are covered with piles of steel rebar, cinder blocks and burnt-out cars.Mahmoud Khaled, an engineer supervising the work, says clearing operations on the main roads began three weeks ago and will continue for another month, before work begins on side streets. Only then can the government start to restore electricity, water and other infrastructure. Khaled says around 50,000 cubic meters of rubble have so far been removed.Syrian officials estimate the country will need up to $400 billion to rebuild from the devastating civil war, which is still underway as insurgents control parts of northern Syria. Western countries have refused to pledge reconstruction aid in the absence of a political transition from President Bashar Assad’s rule, something the government adamantly rejects.It is unclear when or if the Palestinians of Yarmouk will ever return.

            300 Palestinian security prisoners to be released due to overcrowding-Jailed terrorists along with another 700 criminals to have their sentences shortened as High Court demands more space for prisoners-By TOI staff-OCT 9,18

            A total of 300 prisoners serving time for terrorism and other security-related crimes are to be freed to prevent overcrowding within the prison system.Along with the security prisoners, another 700 criminals are expected to be released when new government legislation is expected to come into effect on December 20, which will allow the prison authority to reduce each sentence automatically.The Israel Prisons Sservice was forced to plan the release of the 1,000 prisoners due to a High Court ruling that requires each prisoner to have at least 4.5 square meters of personal space, an increase of 50 percent over the current three square meters.Among the security prisoners expected to be released are the brother of Ahed Tamimi and an accomplice to the June 2017 terror attack that killed Border Police officer Hadas Malka, the Haaretz daily reported.The government, which begins its winter session next week, is expected to pass legislation allowing the prison service to reduce sentences.Whereas currently the prison service can reduce a sentence by a week for each six months served, according to the proposed legislation a six-month sentence will automatically be cut by two weeks. A one-year sentence will be reduced by a month; someone serving 20 years in jail will be entitled to a seven-month reduction.The law is expected to pass on December 20 after it has been approved by by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and the Finance Ministry. In August, the measures were approved by the Knesset’s Interior Committee.With these reductions, the prison service will be able to free a total of 1,000 prisoners.

            Hundreds attend funeral of Barkan terror victim Kim Levengrond Yehezkel-‘We will raise our son Kai exactly as you would have wanted. You will always remain my best friend,’ says victim’s husband in eulogy-By TOI staff-OCT 9,18

            Hundreds of mourners on Sunday night attended the funeral of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, one of the victims of a terror attack in the West Bank earlier in the day.Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, was buried in her hometown of Rosh Ha’ayin in central Israel.“I promise I’ll never forget you,” said her husband, Guy. “We will raise our son Kai exactly as you would have wanted. You will always remain my best friend.”Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were shot dead by a Palestinian terrorist who worked with them at Alon Group, which manufactures waste management systems, at the Barkan Industrial Park near the settlement-city of  Ariel. Levengrond Yehezkel was secretary to the CEO, while Hajbi worked in accounting.“I’m sorry I was not with you. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get there in time,” her father Rafi was quoted by Hebrew media as saying at the funeral. “I promise you that Guy and Kai will receive everything they need. I promise that I will take care of them like I always took care [of you]. You can rest in peace.”“I promised you that I’d always protect you, but today, this morning, I was unable to look after you,” her cousin Sapir said. “Your constant laughter is no more. I always wanted to be like you and to learn from you.”Levengrond Yehezkel was the mother of an 18-month-old child.“In the past few days, her son started to walk, and she was so excited about it,” another family member, who was not named, said at the funeral. “There was nobody happier than her. She was constantly filming him and sending the videos to everyone. Now she is no more. It is impossible to believe it and I can’t grasp that she was murdered.”Communication Minister Ayoub Kara and Likud MK Oren Hazan, both friends of the family, also attended the funeral.“It is a dark day,” said Kara. “I came to represent the government of Israel and to express solidarity with this dear family. I came to tell her husband and her baby who will never again see his mother: I’m sorry. I tried to advance a law to give the death penalty to terrorists but I have not succeeded.”The families of both victims said they would donate their organs.Hajbi’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the southern community of Nir Yisrael.Throughout the day, friends and relatives of Levengrond Yehezkel arrived at her parents’ home in Rosh Ha’ayin. Kim and her husband Guy had lived in Barkan, where the attack took place, up until a year ago, when they moved into an apartment in Rosh Ha’ayin to be near Kim’s parents. Despite the relocation, Kim continued to work at Alon Group. She had studied law and was preparing for her bar exam.The suspect, Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alowa, a 23-year-old Palestinian man from the northern West Bank, was employed at Alon Group as an electrician. He arrived at the factory shortly before 8 a.m, armed with a locally produced Carlo-style submachine gun, according to army spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.Inside, he tied up and shot Yehezkel dead at close range, along with Hajbi, as well as wounding a third victim, according to eyewitnesses.He then fled the scene. Israeli security forces have launched a massive manhunt to apprehend him.The IDF, Shin Bet security service and Israel Police, including special forces units, have deployed additional troops throughout the West Bank to locate the gunman and in order to prevent “copycat” incidents — a common phenomenon after high-profile terror attacks.Na’alowa worked at Alon Group factory and had a legal work permit. He was acquainted with his victims, according to an IDF spokesperson.He had been absent from work in the days before the shooting, but was still employed by the factory, a military spokesperson said, refuting earlier media reports that he had been fired.The army said Na’alowa was from the northern West Bank village of Shuweika, near Tulkarem. According to the IDF, the suspect had no history of terrorist activities and was not tied to any terror groups, though several of them applauded his actions.Earlier in the day, he had posted on his Facebook page that he was “waiting for [Allah].”The businesses in the Barkan Industrial Park, located near Ariel, employ some 8,000 people, approximately half of them Israelis and the other half Palestinians.

            Canadian scientists sign statement slamming 'unsound' speech on gender issues-[The Canadian Press]-OCT 9,18-YAHOONEWS

            Canadian scientists and professors are among hundreds that have signed a statement condemning what they call a "fundamentally unsound" presentation by an Italian physicist on gender issues, and they say they are concerned about prevailing sexism in science.The statement, posted on the website Particles for Justice, was signed by members of the scientific community from around the world. It said that Alessandro Strumia argued in a recent speech to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that in the field of physics, women are less capable than men."As particle physicists, we are appalled by Strumia’s actions and his stated views on women in high energy physics," read the statement, adding that the signatories believe "the science case presented by Strumia was fundamentally unsound."CERN, which hosted the seminar "High Energy Theory and Gender" from Sept. 26 to 28, wrote in a statement that it suspended Strumia on Monday because his talk risked "overshadowing" the message of the event, which focused on equal opportunities in physics.A spokesman for the organization wrote in an email that Strumia is a "visiting scientist" and his "presentation, with its attacks on individuals, was unacceptable in any professional context."The organization confirmed to The Associated Press that the presentation included the sentence: "Physics invented and built by men, it's not by invitation."Heather Logan, a physics professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, said she signed the statement condemning Strumia's talk because she found his comments "horrifying," and she wants young people entering the field to know his message is "discriminatory" and not welcome."There are truly excellent women in my field," said Logan. "Without their contributions, we would be impoverished as a field."In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Strumia said he doesn't believe men are better than women in physics and he thinks his suspension wasn't warranted."There is a political group that wants women, and other people, to believe that they are victims,'' he said."They suspended me because it's true ... and it's contrary to the political line. And I hope CERN will at some point understand. I hope this is just the first self-preservation instinct."Somebody had to speak,'' said Strumia, who is also a professor at the University of Pisa in Italy.Logan said she is "astounded" that Strumia could be trusted to teach physics and supervise students in science."It's a betrayal," she said. "It's a betrayal to the integrity of the field."Kristine Spekkens, an astronomer who teaches at Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada, said she signed the statement because she believes Strumia's comments were "incorrect and insidious.""He used a platform to communicate a message that is unfounded," said Spekkens, who is also a member of the Canadian Astronomical Society's equity and inclusivity committee.She said his message is also "discouraging" for women in science and those who are just entering the field.Robert Brandenberger, a physics professor at McGill University who was also a signatory, said people of colour continue to be underrepresented in his classes."The history of physics has been dominated by white males," he said."If you're a woman in a mostly male environment of course it's difficult."Spekkens said she hopes that with hundreds signing the statement condemning Strumia's comments, it sends the message that there should be diversity in every industry and field, including science."If the goal of the scientific community is to understand the world and how the universe works, then diversity is a really important aspect of accomplishing that goal," she said.- With files from the Associated Press.Alanna Rizza, The Canadian Press.

            Hollywood reacts to Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-October 9, 2018

            Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Carrey and Time's Up are among those reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday.Time's Up, a movement to help victims of workplace sexual harassment created by women in Hollywood after allegations of misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and others, also posted a statement on Twitter following the decision."This chapter in our history book will not be the story of men who believed men, that's old news," the official Time's Up account posted in a series of tweets. "It will be the story of an avalanche of women who spoke truths and seized our power."Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, who rarely gets political on social media, addressed a message to Christine Blasey Ford. Ford testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she had been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh denied any wrongdoing."You started a movement and we'll see it through," DeGeneres posted on Twitter Saturday. "If they won't listen to our voices, then they'll listen to our vote."Canadian-born actor Jim Carrey referred to Ford's testimony as "Real American heroism."The 50-48 senate vote marked the end of a bitter, high-profile battle between Democrats and Republicans.White House Down actor James Woods, a Republican known for sharing his right-wing views and staunch support of Donald Trump online, returned to Twitter after being locked out of his account by the social media company for refusing to delete a tweet it had flagged.After expressing support for Kavanaugh, he posted: "Now what Republicans must do is support those still marginalized by a history of oppression and neglect."Debate over the nomination triggered a protest Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Senate building. Comedian Amy Schumer and model-actress Emily Ratajkowski were among those who participated.

            Service outage fixed after nearly 3 days, says Vancity-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-October 9, 2018

            Vancity says it has fixed issues with its banking system that caused an outage lasting nearly three days during which members were unable to see their account balances or complete online transactions, including paying bills."We have fixed the issues with our banking system and are now beginning to bring the various elements back online," the credit union stated in a release.Although the issues have been fixed, Vancity says it will take more time Saturday to get all its services back online.During the outage, ATMs, debit cards, mobile tap and Vancity credit cards were still working for most members.Wait to bank-Vancity is asking members who have non-urgent banking needs to wait until the credit union posts a message that the system is completely back online before they use the online service.It also says that members may notice that some transanctions they completed since the outage began at midnight Oct. 3, may not appear, but will show up eventually.Tamara Vrooman, the president and CEO of Vancity, said the service outage that hit the credit union was not related to a security breach.Vancity has over 525,000 members in British Columbia.Long weekend extended hours-Vancity extended its branch hours into the weekend to help members work around the outage.Branches are open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT on Oct. 6-8.The member services centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on those dates.Cause not found-Vancity has not yet said what caused the problem, but apologized for the outage."To all our members, we again sincerely apologize for the major inconvenience this outage has caused," it said in the release."You have our assurance that we will make it right, and that we will make you whole for any penalties or service charges you've incurred."

                      94M Radar Repairer - Army National Guard - Powell, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
            Understanding air traffic control, missile tracking, air defense, and other radar systems, as well as the ability to repair them; 94M Radar Repairer....
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                      Congressional 'Syria Study Group' To Provide "Options" For Transition To Post-Assad Syria      Cache   Translate Page      

            Officer: "What are our orders sir?"...

            Pentagon: "We will convene a panel of bureaucrats to put together a study no one will read and report back in six months."

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            Since entering office President Trump's long term policy on Syria has remained somewhat of a mystery. With at least 2,000 US troops still occupying parts of Syria's east, and with Russia's recent transfer of S-300 anti-missile defense systems to Damascus, the continuing potential for the region to explode into a global war remains high, even as much of the country returns to the government fold. 

            But it appears the White House's Syria policy is still uncertain to top advisers and even to Trump himself. Last Friday in a vastly under-reported but hugely import move, Trump authorized the creation of a Congressional 'Syria Study Group' to examine US strategy on Syria.

            One of the lead Senators pushing for the panel, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) accurately described in an almost comically ironic quote: it “will bring outside experts together to finally develop a U.S. strategy in Syria.” 

            Indeed, too much truth in one soundbite: the senator wants to finally develop a U.S. strategy in Syria... this after pursuing regime change there for years, arming fanatical jihadists, bombing government forces multiple times, and illegally stationing over 2,000 troops in a sovereign UN member state. 

            Image via US Air Force

            This comes after early this year Trump indicated he wants US troops in Syria to return home “very soon”; however, after a chemical weapons provocation last April he was pressured to change course and signaled an indefinite military presence.  

            The Washington Examiner explains the details of this new Congressional study group:

            With his signature Friday, President Trump cleared the way for Congress to begin a months-long review of his evolving strategy in Syria.

            The creation of a 12-member Syria Study Group was tucked inside an unrelated bill Trump just signed into law, the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The legislation allows Republicans and Democrats to appoint experts to the panel, which is mandated to hand a final report to Congress in six months.

            The Trump administration has in recent months signaled that it's priority in Syria will be curtailing Iranian influence and presence in the region. This after the original justification for the Pentagon's presence — the defeat of the Islamic State — becomes a harder and harder fiction to maintain as the terror group has long been driven underground and is now insignificant. 

            In another revealing quote related to fighting Iran in the region, Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, said ahead of Trump's singing the bill into law last week: “While we don't have any direct military tasks that have been given to us in terms of that, we do recognize that our presence on the ground, our development of good partners on the ground does have an impact on Iranian activities.”

            Notably the final report will assess the various roles of both Iran, Russia, and other groups like Hezbollah in the conflict, and will provide “options for a gradual political transition to a post-Assad Syria,” according to the legislation.

            With such language as "gradual political transition to a post-Assad Syria," this could either mean Washington is finally admitting defeat as Assad is here to stay, or it could also signal that regime change in Syria will be forever on the table and high on the Washington agenda

            But with Russia staying the course in Syria, and with Assad now armed with the advanced S-300 anti-aircraft system, the Washington hawks now have very few options. All they can do is pretend that the US didn't just lose the seven-year proxy war, hence the establishment of the 'Syria Study Group' which won't produce a thing for another six months. 


                      10/10/2018: NEWS: Russian S-300 disables Israel in Syria, says Iran politician      Cache   Translate Page      

            Iran’s speaker of parliament said on Monday that Israel can no longer take “serious action” against the Syrian regime’s assets after the Russian delivery of S-300 missile defence systems to the Syrian army. Ali Larijani was referring to Moscow’s...
                      After Crash, Limo Company Owner Revealed as FBI Informant, Recruiter of Terrorists, Fraudster – New York Times      Cache   Translate Page      
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                      Lure of $30,000 IT job in Canada landed BrahMos engineer Nishant Aggarwal in ISI web      Cache   Translate Page      
            Nishant Aggarwal, the engineer who was arrested for leaking BrahMos information to ISI had no clue about how much of sensitive data had been stolen from his computer because of the planted malware. He was offered $30,000/month IT job in Canada by a ‘Sejal Kapoor’ via Facebook. He had also shared 'specimens' of his work at the BrahMos missile project.
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                      Breakthrough: Army Artillery Can Now Strike Targets at Twice the Range      Cache   Translate Page      
            Is U.S. Army Artillery progressing toward being able to outrange and outgun Russian and Chinese weapons?

            The Army has successfully fired a 155mm artillery round 62 kilometers - marking a technical breakthrough in the realm of land-based weapons and progressing toward its stated goal of being able to outrange and outgun Russian and Chinese weapons.

            “We just doubled the range of our artillery at Yuma Proving Ground,” Gen. John Murray, Commanding General of Army Futures Command, told reporters at the Association of the United States Army Annual Symposium.

            Currently, most land-fired artillery shot from an M777 Towed Howitzer or Self-Propelled Howitzer are able to pinpoint targets out to 30km - so hitting 62km marks a substantial leap forward in offensive attack capability.

            Murray was clear that the intent of the effort, described as Extended Range Cannon Artillery, is specifically aimed at regaining tactical overmatch against Russian and Chinese weapons.

            “The Russian and Chinese have been able to outrange most of our systems,” Murray said.

            Citing the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a “wake-up call,” Murray explained that Russian weaponry, tactics and warfare integration caused a particular concern among Army leaders.

            “In Ukraine, we saw the pairing of drones with artillery, using drones as spotters. Their organizational structure and tactics were a wake up call for us to start looking at a more serious strategy,” Murray explained.

            The Army’s 2015 Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy specifically cites concerns about Russia’s use of advanced weapons and armored vehicles in Ukraine.

            “The Russians are using their most advanced tanks in the Ukraine, including the T-72B3, T-80, and T-90. All of these tanks have 125mm guns capable of firing a wide range of ammunition, including anti-tank/anti-helicopter missiles with a six-kilometer range, and advanced armor protection, including active protection on some models,” the strategy writes.

            ERCA is one of several current initiatives intended to address this. Accordingly, the Army is now prototyping artillery weapons with a larger caliber tube and new grooves to hang weights for gravity adjustments to the weapon – which is a modified M777A2 mobile howitzer. The new ERCA weapon is designed to hit ranges greater than...Read More HERE

                      Israel "to continue with attacks despite S-300s"      Cache   Translate Page      
            Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he told Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov that Israel "must continue attacks on enemy targets in Syria." Netanyahu said that this "must be done" despite Moscow's decision to supply Damascus with advanced anti-air defense missile systems.
                      Comment on Israel’s Denies Entry and Jails American Student on Suspicion Of Supporting The BDS Movement by Allan      Cache   Translate Page      
            Israel,: The green line to the Mediterranean sea is 9.3 miles wide. I believe Washington DC's width averages somewhere in the vicinity of 5 miles and likely more in some places. How would anyone feel living in DC with the enemy on its borders attempting to kill everyone in it? That plus the rest of the nation being surrounded by hostile nations where somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 missiles are pointed at their population centers where those missiles are supplied by a rogue state, Iran, that soon may nave a nuclear weapons. Missile attacks attempted air and sea invasions (small) and terrorists digging tunnels or otherwise crossing the border to kill are common situations. The strange thing is that instead of criticizing the violations of Israel's borders the terrorists or their families are paid large amounts of money by EU nations and previously the US. The US is a big nation so it can withstand the stupidity of some of our leaders. U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema promoted events at Arizona State University featuring a lawyer convicted for aiding an Islamist terror organization whose member was convicted for attempting to blow up the United Nations, an FBI building, two tunnels and a bridge in New York City. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-dem-hopeful-kyrsten-sinema-promoted-events-featuring-convicted-terror-lawyer
                      India and Russia: Salvaging a strategic partnership      Cache   Translate Page      
            The India-Russia dialogue should not get inextricably entangled in the India-U.S. dialogue

            At their meeting in Goa at the India-Russia annual summit, in October 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted a Russian proverb to Russian President Vladimir Putin: “An old friend is better than two new ones.” It was a reassurance that India’s growing proximity to the U.S. would not affect India-Russia relations. As Mr. Putin came calling two years on, the shadow of America again loomed over the summit, in New Delhi. This time, it was closer, larger and more menacing.

            Assertion of autonomy
            The question that dominated the meet was whether or not the deal for the Russian air defence missile system, the S-400, would go through. The U.S. has been publicly warning for months that this purchase could attract provisions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which authorises the U.S. government to impose sanctions on entities for “significant” defence transactions with Russia. The state-of-the-art S-400 deal, at a little over $5 billion, would naturally qualify as “significant”. The sanctioned entity would be cut off from all business in the U.S. and with U.S. companies.
            Just before Mr. Modi left for his informal meeting with Mr. Putin in Sochi in May this year, a U.S. official warned in a media conference that the S-400 acquisition would attract CAATSA. The same message was conveyed in India by a visiting Congressional delegation in end-May. The India-U.S. 2+2 meeting (of Foreign and Defence Ministers) in September did not resolve this issue. Shortly thereafter, two weeks before Mr. Putin arrived in India, the U.S. State Department announced sanctions on a Chinese company that had imported the S-400 over eight months earlier, asserting that it was a signal to others engaged with the Russian defence sector.

            The contract for the S-400 was signed at the Delhi summit in a low-key manner. Neither leader mentioned it in his press statement and it was not signed in their presence. The one sentence announcement was in paragraph 45 of a rambling 68-paragraph Joint Statement. Mr Modi did not mention defence cooperation in his press statement, though it has been the centrepiece of India-Russia relations over decades. There was no mention also of other defence projects under discussion; their consideration may have been deferred to the meeting of the India-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation, in December.

            Though understated, it was a clear assertion of autonomy of Indian decision-making on Russia. Other signals conveyed the same message. Mr. Modi invited his Russian guest to a tête-à-tête over dinner, which lasted over three hours. They displayed the warm chemistry that was evident in their Sochi meeting. Mr. Modi’s press statement paid fulsome tribute to Mr. Putin’s personal contribution to the “unique” India-Russia relations, said India attached “top priority” to these relations, which would scale new heights. Such utterances would normally be considered usual summit hyperbole, but spoken in this context of external scrutiny, they are significant.

            Outlook on neighbourhood
            There is a general perception that Indian and Russian perspectives today differ on key issues in India’s neighbourhood — Pakistan, Afghanistan and China — and on India’s strategic linkages with the U.S., including on the Indo-Pacific. These issues would certainly have figured in the various meetings. In the public domain, we have only Mr. Modi’s bland assertion that there were detailed discussions on “all international issues of mutual interest”, specifically citing “common interests” on terrorism, Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific. On Pakistan, one might note the nuance that the Joint Statement mentions cross-border terrorism, which some earlier Joint Statements did not. On Afghanistan, India expressed support for the “Moscow format”, in which Russia involves regional countries and major powers in an effort to draw the Taliban into negotiations with the Afghan leadership. The U.S. has boycotted this initiative, but has initiated its own dialogue with the Taliban. A U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan is now touring Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia to generate help in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table. India is not on his itinerary.

            The Joint Statement has the usual laundry list of priority areas of cooperation, including infrastructure, engineering, natural resources, space and technology. It expresses the commitment to raise trade and investment to a level more commensurate with the potential. There has been some recent action in this direction, with Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu leading business delegations to major Russian economic forums. Mr. Modi and Mr. Putin also addressed a well-attended business summit in Delhi.

            Business despite sanctions
            There are obvious opportunities for cooperation between Russia, which is natural resources-rich, and India, which is resource-hungry. Whether they are exploited would depend on how well India’s economic ministries, banks and business community understand the ground realities of doing business with Russia. Even before CAATSA, there was confusion in India about sanctions against Russia. The U.S. and European sanctions between 2014 and 2016 are sector- and currency-specific. They affect entities operating in Europe and the U.S., and transactions in euro or dollar currencies. They are not applicable to other geographies or currencies. This remains the case, even post-CAATSA, for all sectors other than defence and energy. Therefore, with proper structuring of business deals, trade and investment exchanges with Russia are possible, and without losing business with Europe and America. This explains how the economic engagement of major European countries with Russia has actually grown in 2017 and 2018, despite the sanctions. European and American corporate lawyers with expertise on sanctions have enabled this. Indian business needs to tap into this expertise.
            The threat to India-Russia defence cooperation extends well beyond the suspense over the S-400 deal. Every potential India-Russia defence deal could be subjected to a determination on applicability of sanctions. Actually imposing sanctions would hurt U.S. defence sales to India, defeating one of the principal objectives of the legislation. The effort would likely be to achieve desired results with the threat of sanctions.

            Given the political dynamics in the U.S. today, a systemic solution to this problem is not evident. However, it has to be on the India-U.S. dialogue agenda. The India-U.S. strategic partnership is based on a strong mutuality of interests, but it was not intended to have the exclusivity of an alliance. India should not have to choose between one strategic partnership and another. The India-Russia dialogue should not get inextricably entangled in the India-U.S. dialogue.

                      10/10 Links Pt1: UNESCO: Rachel's Tomb and Cave of Patriarchs part of 'Occupied Palestine'; Global News Erroneously Claims Palestinian Terrorist Killed 2 Israeli Soldiers – Not Civilians      Cache   Translate Page      
            From Ian:

            UNESCO: Rachel's Tomb and Cave of Patriarchs part of 'Occupied Palestine'
            The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday morning adopted resolutions 28 and 29, titled "Occupied Palestine," which state that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are "an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian territory" and condemning the construction of the security fence and "other measures aimed at altering the character, status and demographic composition of the Occupied Palestinian territory."

            Both resolutions were sponsored by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, and were approved within minutes at the commission’s meeting, which includes the 59 members of UNESCO’s Executive Committee. Israel is not a member of the Executive Committee.

            The resolutions also refer to Israel as "occupier" and condemn "Israeli army violations against Palestinian universities and schools," criticize the construction of the security fence, deplore the destruction of Palestinian schools, including in the village Khan al-Ahmar and regret Israel’s excavation projects in east Jerusalem.

            UNESCO's assistant director-general for external relations, Nicolas Kassianides, said at the meeting that the resolutions were adopted following close consultations between the member states, and welcoming "the spirit of constructive dialogue that enabled to reach a consensus."

            Kassianides further said the adoption of the resolution by consensus "confirms the positive momentum that started last year, especially on this subject which is very sensitive," hailing in particularly efforts by the Palestinians, Jordan and Israel to reach agreement.

            Over the years, UNESCO included both items in the final text adopted annually by the agency’s Executive Committee. But when Audrey Azoulay took office last year as head of UNESCO, a compromise was achieved, with the resolutions adopted as an annex, and not inside the body of the text. This was the case today as well.

            Belgium acknowledges Pisgat Ze’ev as part of Jerusalem
            After sending the Tenzer family a letter stating that the parents of the family live in “Jerusalem”, while their two children live in “Palestinian territories,” the Belgian consulate in Jerusalem has announced the error was due to a technical malfunction in its computers that has since been amended.

            "We would like to inform you that due to a technical error in our computer, the addresses of your children Talia and Gilad were incorrectly registered, and since then the error has been corrected," the second letter the consulate sent read.

            The family reside in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, which is located over the Green Line in eastern Jerusalem that was captured and annexed by Israel during the 1967 Six Day War.

            The first letter, which was sent to every Belgian citizen as the Western European country approaches its national elections, was intended to explain to all expats their rights and how to cast their vote.

            The family said that all letters addressed to the family from the Belgian consulate have always referred to all its members simply as residents of Jerusalem.
            Caroline Glick: Russia Raises the Stakes in Syria with S-300 Missiles
            Last week, India signed a deal to purchase Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system. How likely is that deal to come to fruition if the U.S. and Israel expose the failings of the S-300? What about Turkey’s agreement to purchase the S-400?

            While these key issues remain unknown, there are low-risk moves the U.S. can take in response to Russia’s adoption of a new, far more aggressive posture towards Israel and the U.S. that could serve to deter Russian adventurism and empower any moderate voices in Moscow that may have been sidelined since Sept. 17.

            First, the administration could recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The move would empower Israel diplomatically and weaken the diplomatic position of Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime they control.

            Second, the U.S. can launch a campaign to withdraw international recognition of the Assad regime.

            Iran and Russia both base the legality of their operations in Syria on the fact that the Assad regime asked them to intervene in Syria. But the Assad regime only exists because of their support.

            In truth, they are foreign aggressors asserting control over Syria and using a local Syrian proxy to legitimize their aggression. A U.S.-led campaign internationally to withdraw recognition of the Assad regime and remove regime representatives from international forums, including the UN, could weaken the Russian-Iranian political position in significant ways.

            Third, the administration could ask Congress for a new, updated authorization for the use of force in Syria. Current authorization is based on the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria. The Obama administration’s strategy was to deploy U.S. forces to fight ISIS and take no action against Iranian or Russian forces in the country.



            JPost Editorial: Behind the plan
            President Donald Trump has the world in suspense. Everywhere in the Middle East, and in capitals around the world, everyone awaits the unveiling, the roll out, of America’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” What is the president’s peace plan, all are wondering? What is he going to throw out there that, we’ve been told, is way different than anything that’s ever come before?

            It’s got everyone guessing, and there have been hints and unconfirmed reports along the way about this point or that – this neighborhood’s borders, or that country’s direct involvement, etc. – but nobody is sure what’s in it, and if they do know, they’re not talking.

            But even while we don’t know the details, we do have an idea about what the US is thinking – from the man who’s helping to craft that peace plan: Jason Greenblatt.

            Two weeks ago, Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations addressed the semi-annual meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

            The AHLC – established on October 1, 1993, less than a month after the signing of the Oslo Accords – is a 15-member committee of countries and organizations that serves as the central body bringing together international efforts to finance aid to the Palestinians. If anything in the Trump peace plan will include money, then what Greenblatt had to say to the committee has extreme importance.

            “Let’s stop focusing on tired talking points and throwing more money at the same things we have been doing since 1993,” he said. “It is time to realistically evaluate what works and what does not.”
            Moscow rejects notion of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan
            Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday indicated that his country will not agree to any change of status for the Golan Heights, which Moscow, along with the large majority of the international community, considers occupied Syrian territory.

            His comments followed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call on the international community Monday to recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin appreciates how important the strategic plateau is for Israel.

            “The status of the Golan Heights is determined by the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Lavrov told reporters in Moscow. “Changing this status bypassing the Security Council, from my perspective, would be a direct violation of these resolutions.”

            Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War, and formally annexed the territory in 1981. UN Security Council Resolution 497 of that year declared that Israel’s annexation of the “occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect.” It passed unanimously.
            Israel will continue Syria strikes despite S-300, Netanyahu tells Moscow
            Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia’s vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighboring Syria, despite Moscow’s decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defense missiles.

            Netanyahu said at a press conference that he told Maxim Akimov in talks in Jerusalem that Israel would continue to fight what it says are Iranian attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and channel advanced weaponry to its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah terror group.

            Despite the delivery of the S-300 air defense systems to the Syrian military, Israel was committed as a matter of self-defense to continue its “legitimate activity in Syria against Iran and its proxies, which state their intention to destroy us,” Netanyahu said.

            Israeli planes have carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria against what it says are Iranian and Hezbollah targets, but there have been no reports of suspected Israeli airstrikes since the accidental Syrian downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air strike in Syria, an incident that raised tensions between Israel and Russia.
            Seth Frantzman: Middle East divided on Nikki Haley’s legacy
            “Sad news for Israel,” tweeted retired IDF spokesman Peter Lerner. “Nikki Haley’s role in the final destruction of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and her shameful and racist smearing of Palestinian protesters by Israel during the ongoing Grand Return March will always define my opinion of her,” tweeted writer Iyad el-Baghdadi. Across the Middle East, reaction to reports that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is stepping down were as divided as the region.

            Predictably, those supportive of the Palestinians and critical of US policy on Iran were critical of Haley, while those who tend to oppose the Iranian regime or sup- port Israel were shocked at her leaving. Haley was a strong voice against Iran’s policies in her speeches. In December 2017 she unveiled the wreckage of an Iranian Qiam ballistic missile at a speech, showcasing Iran’s involvement in Yemen.

            Her departure comes as the US is dealing with a Saudi Arabia-Turkey crisis over missing journalist and former Riyadh insider Jamal Khashoggi that may involve a UN investigation or UN condemnation. The US is also seeking to pressure UNRWA, UNESCO and the UN Human Rights Council, and has withdrawn from various international bodies and treaties, including a treaty of Amity with Iran and a protocol in the Vienna Convention.

            “Rest assured, Iran’s regime is terrified about who Trump/Pompeo will appoint next,” noted human rights activist and commentator Heshmat Alavi. He called her a champion supporting the people of Iran and noted her strong words against the Assad regime and Russia regarding their policies in northwest Syria. The Special Monitoring Mission to Syria, which covers the conflict there, tweeted that they hoped the new UN ambassador “will bring [a] more positive agenda to the international community from Washington.”
            Five times Nikki Haley delighted the pro-Israel community
            When Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that she would be stepping down as UN ambassador by the end of this year, the Israeli and pro-Israel laments poured out swiftly.

            Haley didn’t simply defend Israel and its government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as her predecessors had under Democratic and Republican administrations. She led a game change: On her watch, and with the blessing of US President Donald Trump, support for Israel became a “with or against us” proposition. Slam the United States for defending Israel, and count on being slammed back, was the Trump-Haley credo.

            A big chunk of Haley’s two years at the world body was about Israel.

            “Thank you for your support, which led to a change in Israel’s status in the UN,” Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, said on Twitter.

            Netanyahu offered his gratitude as well in a statement.

            “I would like to thank Ambassador @nikkihaley, who led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country,” he said.

            Haley’s predecessors had also robustly backed Israel in the body, but there had been hiccups. The latest came in December 2016 when US Ambassador Samantha Power allowed a UN Security Council resolution criticizing Israel’s settlement policy in the waning days of the Obama administration, about a month before Trump was inaugurated.

            It was a rare instance of a US official semi-endorsing UN criticism of Israel.

            Netanyahu and the centrist to right-wing pro-Israel community sees the United Nations as a snake pit, and any concession is seen as a betrayal. That was the message in the American Israel Public Affair Committee’s farewell to Haley packed into a single word: “consistently.”
            US Jewish Groups, Israeli Politicians Hail Outgoing UN Ambassador Haley for Defense of Jewish State
            Major American Jewish groups and top Israeli politicians issued effusive praise of US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley following the announcement of her resignation on Tuesday.

            Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wished Haley well, saying she “led the uncompromising struggle against hypocrisy at the UN, and on behalf of the truth and justice of our country.”

            Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called Haley an “ambassador of truth” who defended the Jewish state’s “clear right to protect the security of our citizens.”

            Israeli UN envoy Danny Danon said Haley would “always be a true friend of Israel.”

            HaBayit HaYehudi leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett tweeted to Haley, who will be leaving her post at the end of the year, “Thank you for what you’ve done for Israel. We will not forget.”
            Nikki Haley: A Sheriff in Heels on Israel's Behalf
            For Israel’s supporters in America, Nikki Haley was a superstar.

            She won them over with a memorable speech at the AIPAC convention in 2017, right after US President Donald Trump was elected and she became ambassador to the UN.

            “I wear heels. It’s not for a fashion statement. It’s because if I see something wrong, we’re going to kick them every single time,” she said, to enthusiastic applause. “So for anyone that says you can’t get anything done at the UN, they need to know there’s a new sheriff in town.”

            Enough said.

            She became the new darling of the pro-Israel crowd, and her appearances at AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups often included media reports that she received a “rock-star” ovation.

            That’s for good reason. Unapologetically, calmly and intelligently, Haley passionately called out the UN over its anti-Israel bias; eloquently defended Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem; and firmly called the Palestinians out for the folly of many of their policies – such as insulting her and her boss.

            Her uncompromising support for Israel at the UN conjured up memories of former US ambassadors to the UN, Daniel Moynihan and Jeane Kirkpatrick.

            Many American Jews, pleased with Trump’s policies on Israel but equally unhappy with Trump’s behavior and governing style, have said – some quietly, while others more openly – that they wished Haley were president. Maybe one day she will run for the Oval Office – and maybe quitting now is part of an overall strategy to do just that.


            Amb. Danny Danon: Thank you, Nikki Haley, warrior for justice and truth
            Over the years, we grew accustomed to seeing the United Nations as an institution of lies and twisted half-truths the likes of which are disseminated by Arab countries and our enemies around the world, but with Nikki Haley's appointment as U.S. ambassador to the U.N., a new era was born.

            Haley did not mind the criticism. She was not worried about being in the minority. She stood, head held high, with one goal in mind – to expose the truth. The change led by Haley at the U.N. Security Council, which brought an end to the automatic support for the unilateral moves by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to push forward resolutions condemning Israel and saw her voice her clear support for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, is just one example of her energetic activity for the State of Israel.

            This was a period of real change, in which the tendency toward lies was replaced with the pursuit of truth, when the terror machines of Iran and Hamas and the lies of the PA were exposed to the world to reveal the true face of our enemies.
            Continetti Responds to Haley’s Resignation: There Are People Around the World Who Will Miss Her
            Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti said Tuesday that in the wake of Nikki Haley's "shocking" resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, "there are people around the world who will miss [her]."

            Continetti responded during an appearance on "America's Newsroom" to Haley's resignation announcement.

            "It is very shocking. Haley has been one of the most successful U.N. ambassadors in decades. If she follows in that tradition of Jeanne Kirkpatrick, John Bolton, now national security advisor, as someone who stands up for American values as well as American interests, someone who advocates democracy and human rights at the United Nations, [and is] also a stalwart defender of the state of Israel – there are a lot of people around the world who will miss Nikki Haley."

            Continetti's appearance preceded the official press conference between Haley and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, where Trump said Haley has been "very special" to him and lauded her accomplishments at the U.N. related to the Human Rights Council, Iran, Israel, and North Korea.

            Continetti also praised Haley's accomplishments.

            "So often the U.N. has kind of been just the institution for dictators and thugs and human rights abusers," Continetti said, "and it requires someone in that ambassadorial role, someone who is willing to stand up to these autocrats. I think Nikki Haley did that in her tenure."




            Will Nikki Haley’s replacement be as supportive of Israel?
            Whomever US President Donald Trump appoints to replace outgoing Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will have very large shoes to fill, Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in response to Haley's surprise resignation on Tuesday.

            Haley was a godsend at the UN from Israel's point of view, passionately, eloquently and calmly defending the Jewish State and calling out the world for its hypocrisy and bias towards the country.

            It is a safe bet that whomever replaces Haley will reflect those policies as well, considering the Trump administration's staunchly pro-Israel positions. But there is always that matter of style, passion and nuance – and that is where a difference might be felt.

            No sooner had Haley announced her departure, then the speculation began as to whom Trump will tap as her successor. One of the first names mentioned was Trump's daughter, Ivanka, whom Trump said would be “incredible “ in the job. She, however, made it clear that this was not going to happen, by tweeting Tuesday evening, "I know that the president will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me."

            Here is a quick look at three of the leading names to replace Haley, and their involvement on Israel-related issues.

            Dina Powell
            The Egyptian-born Powell, who is fluent in Arabic, joined the Trump team in March 2017 as deputy national security adviser, after a period of serving as an adviser to Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner during the transition period.

            Powell, who was a spokesperson in the US State Department under former president George W. Bush, with a focus on outreach to the Arab world, played a leading role planning Trump's maiden visit as president in 2017 to Saudi Arabia and Israel, and became a part of Trump's Middle East negotiations team that included Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

            Richard Grenell
            Another leading candidate is Richard Grenell, a long-time US spokesman at the UN who has been the US Ambassador to Germany since May. Grenell has a close relationship with National Security Advisor John Bolton, with whom he worked when Bolton was an ambassador to the UN in 2005-2006.

            Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Grenell briefly in Germany in May, shortly after the new ambassador rankled feathers in Europe by saying that he was excited about a “groundswell of conservative policies” in Europe that has resulted from “the failed policies of the left.”

            Senator Bob Corker
            Corker, the powerful head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has had a roller-coaster relationship with Trump, with the highs being his active consideration by Trump as a running mate in 2016, and the lows being a Twitter war with the president last year. After bearing the brunt of Trump insults, Corker, who has announced his retirement from the Senate at the end of his current term in 2019, had replied: “It's a shame the White House has become an adult daycare center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

            Recently, however, Trump offered Corker the ambassadorship to Australia, a sign that the two have patched over differences to a certain degree and that it is at least conceivable that Trump would give the foreign policy maven the nod. Corker turned down the Australian job.
            Richard Grenell a 'family favorite' to replace Nikki Haley at UN
            U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is a name to watch as speculation commences on who will replace outgoing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, a source with knowledge of the administration's thinking told the Washington Examiner.

            "He's a family favorite," the source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said of Grenell.

            Multiple members of the White House communications team did not respond to immediate requests for comment regarding Grenell being a potential replacement for Haley.

            Grenell spent eight years serving as a U.S. spokesman and political appointee to the U.N., making him the longest serving appointee at the U.N. in history. The ambassador served as the U.S. spokesman during many of the most contentious and troublesome periods in recent decades. Grenell ran communications during the war on terrorism, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, and the U.N.'s oil-for-food corruption scandal.

            [Also read: Here are the notable Trump aides who have left the administration]

            The president was livid with Senate Democrats for what he felt was slow-walking Grenell's confirmation earlier this year. He said in March that his nominees were "being blocked and/or slow walked by the Democrats in the Senate." Roughly one month after his tweet, Grenell made it through the Senate confirmation process.
            Israel must stop arrests, 'abuse' of Palestinian minors, European MPs say
            Israel should stop administrative detentions of Palestinian minors, members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said Tuesday in Strasbourg, France.

            PACE voted 47-11 to approve a report calling on Israel to work with UNICEF and the International Committee of the Red Cross to "change laws, practice and attitudes so as to fully protect the rights of Palestinian minors in the Israeli justice system."

            Among those who voted against the report were representatives of the UK, Switzerland, Estonia and Moldova, who criticized it as not balanced.

            Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie called the report "one-sided and distorted," because it does not mention the participation of Palestinian minors in terrorism and violence, incitement in Palestinian textbooks, or the payments the Palestinian Authority makes to terrorists and their families.

            "While you worked on writing this report in an air-conditioned room, an Israeli was arrested in a shopping center by one of the minors you seek to protect," Lavie stated, referring to the murder of Israeli father of four, Ari Fuld, by Palestinian 17-year-old Khalil Yusef Ali Jabarin last month.

            "While you condemn the arrests of potential terrorists, two more Israelis were slaughtered in their place of work," Lavie added.

            "How many of the countries represented in this hall use administrative detentions to ensure their security? But when it comes to Israel, our right to defend ourselves is only on paper."
            Global News Erroneously Claims Palestinian Terrorist Killed 2 Israeli Soldiers – Not Civilians
            On October 7, Global News broadcast an error-ridden report about the horrific terror attack in Barkan that saw a Palestinian terrorist shoot and kill two Israeli civilians and wound a third.

            A Palestinian terrorist named Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alowa, is suspected of carrying out the attack that saw 29-year-old Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and 35-year-old Ziv Hajibi murdered. As of this writing, his whereabouts are unknown and a manhunt is being carried out by Israeli and Palestinian forces.

            Though it’s a positive that Global devoted coverage to this terror attack, its journalists erroneously claimed that the dead and injured Israelis were all soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. In fact, they were innocent civilians who were murdered.

            Global’s Anchor wrongly introduced the report by saying:
            Israel is blaming the deaths of two of its soldiers on an attack by a Palestinian gunman, a third soldier was injured when the gunman is alleged to have opened fire in an industrial park in the west bank…”

            Global News Erroneously Claims Palestinian Terrorist Killed 2 Israeli Soldiers - Not Civilians from Mike on Vimeo.


            Incendiary Balloon Lands in Jerusalem Suburb
            A balloon fitted with an explosive device, launched by Palestinian terrorists, landed outside a home in Givat Ze’ev, a suburb of Jerusalem, for the first time Monday.

            Police sappers neutralized the device in the private yard of the Samaria home and transferred their findings to a laboratory for further review.

            Several similar cases recently suggest that Palestinians ‎in the West Bank may be trying to mimic a wave of recent arson attacks from Gaza and launch incendiary ‎balloons into central Israeli cities.

            On Saturday, incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked a fire in Shokeda Forest. Firefighters, Jewish National Fund workers and Israel Nature and Parks Authority teams worked together to extinguish the blaze.

            Incendiary balloons also landed in Kibbutz Nir Am and Kibbutz Dorot, but fortunately did not cause damage.

            Shaar Hanegev Regional Council security officer Tayel Hajbi told Israel Hayom, “Today, fortunately, there were no fires because there was early detection, and when the balloons reached the ground they were immediately extinguished.”
            Khaled Abu Toameh: Fatah blasts Qatar over fuel delivery to Gaza
            Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction on Tuesday accused Qatar of working with Israel to perpetuate the split between the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Fatah also accused Qatar of meddling in the internal affairs of the Palestinians.

            Qatar has donated $60 million for help provide fuel for the Gaza Power Plant for the next six months.

            For the first time, however, the payment process skipped over the Palestinian Authority. Typically, Qatar would have sent the money to the PA, which then would have purchased the fuel from Israel, to transfer to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing.

            This time around it donated the funds to the United Nations, which then purchased the fuel from Israel, thereby leaving the Palestinian Authority out in the cold.

            The gestures alleviates the humanitarian suffering of the two million people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza enclave, who have been living on four to five hours of electricity per day, followed by 12 to 16 hours of blackouts.

            Fatah and Abbas have reportedly expressed outrage over the move, which they say will help Hamas tighten its grip on the Gaza Strip and sabotage Egyptian efforts to end the rivalry between the two Palestinian parties.

            Abbas has imposed severe economic sanctions on Gaza, including refusing to pay for fuel, in hopes of forcing Hamas to relinquish its 11-year hold on Gaza and allow for Fatah to rule the enclave. Funding the fuel harms those efforts.

            A senior PA official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post that any aid to the Gaza Strip should be channeled through the Ramallah-based PA government and in coordination with it.
            The same old Sinwar
            Caving into Hamas pressure, La Repubblica journalist ‎Francesca Borri, which interviewed Sinwar, was quick ‎to post a video in which she states that she ‎interviewed Sinwar on behalf of the Italian daily ‎and a British paper, not Israeli media. ‎

            Yedioth's claim that the interview was held on its ‎behalf is false in its entirety. "I am a freelancer ‎and my stories are translated into 24 languages. ‎Sinwar knew it. I do not work for Israeli media," ‎she said. ‎

            ‎"When Sinwar talked with me, he was addressing the ‎world, including Israel, with aim of removing the ‎siege the international community as a whole is ‎responsible for," she said. ‎

            She stressed that she asked him whether this ‎was the first time he was granting an interview to ‎‎"Western media" – not "Israeli media," as Yedioth ‎claimed.‎

            Borri further said that Sinwar "wouldn’t hear of ‎‎'normalization,'" cryptically adding that "at the ‎end of the day, we're all pretty smart. What ‎happened is clear to everyone." ‎

            Woe the disappointment. As it turns out, Hamas – ‎the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ‎sister-movement of Islamic Jihad, al-Qaida and ‎Islamic State – has no intention of relinquishing ‎its call for Israel's destruction.‎

            Sinwar has no intention of laying down his arms and ‎setting aside the desire to murder Israelis. He ‎simply explained that his "weakness" is the source ‎of his "strength" as giant, impatient, nuclear ‎Israel does not wish to eliminate him because it is ‎not in its interest. ‎

            The bastard is right.‎






            Iran spent $16B to destabilize Middle East, report finds
            The U.S. State Department recently published an ‎unprecedented report detailing the financial ‎resources Iran invests in destabilizing the Middle ‎East. ‎

            The report estimated that over the past six years, ‎the Islamic republic has spent some $16 billion to ‎prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and ‎fund Iranian-backed militias across the Arab world.‎

            Assad has so far received about $4.6 billion from ‎Tehran, which also gives its largest regional proxy, ‎Lebanon-based Hezbollah, more than $700 million a ‎year, in addition to supporting other militias in ‎Iraq and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.‎

            According to the 48-page report, the Gaza Strip-‎based Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups have ‎receives upward of $100 million from Iran in recent ‎years. ‎

            ‎"We know that Iran uses its economic revenues to ‎finance terrorism. There is no country in the world ‎that sponsors and supports terrorism more than ‎Iran," a State Department ‎official said. ‎

            The report also touched on Iran's ballistic missile ‎program, saying that for years, Tehran has been ‎violating the international restrictions imposed on it ‎and has been delivering ballistic missiles to the ‎Houthis.‎
            Iran Joins Global Initiative to Combat Terrorism; Loopholes for Hamas and Hezbollah
            Looking to avoid further international sanctions, 143 out of 268 Iranian lawmakers voted on Sunday to support a UN Convention to end terrorist financing, but the bill they passed contains loopholes for groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

            Known as the “Combating the Financing of Terrorism,” the international convention “involves investigating, analyzing, deterring and preventing sources of funding for activities intended to achieve political, religious or ideological goals through violence and the threat of violence against civilians,” according to the online site Investopedia.

            However, this development is unlikely to cease Iran’s role as the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

            “Both opponents of the bill and foreign-media reports failed to recognize that the bill carves out exemptions for the specific purpose of facilitating funds to support Hamas, Hezbollah and other groups designated abroad as terrorist organizations,” according to Saeed Ghasseminejad and Toby Dershowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

            “To that end, the bill excludes ‘struggles against colonial dominance and foreign occupation’ from its definition of terrorism,” they added. “The bill even acknowledges it will not fully comply with clause 1.b in Article 2 of the CFT, which prohibits any act ‘intended to cause death or serious bodily injury to a civilian, or to any other person not taking an active part in the hostilities in a situation of armed conflict.’”
            Turkey's Revolution Looks like Iran's - but in Slow Motion
            The SAVAK's infamous Evin prison, which once held as many as 5,000 of the Shah's political enemies, soon held over 15,000 of Khomeini's.

            Erdogan once said that "Democracy is like a tram. You ride it until you arrive at your destination, then you step off." It appears he has reached his destination.

            As Prime Minister and then President of Turkey, Erdogan's policies have become steadily more hostile to U.S. interests. He championed the Gaza flotilla, helped Iran transport weapons into Syria, and fought America's Kurdish allies.

            Imagine what the world would be like if the U.S. had stationed nuclear weapons in Iran prior to Khomeini's takeover. Imagine what the world will be like if Erdogan seizes America's nuclear weapons.
            Turkish paper publishes photos of Saudi journalist’s ‘assassination squad’
            A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published the names and photographs of a group of Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on board two private jets the day journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, went missing.

            Turkish officials have said they believe the Saudi writer and government critic was killed inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul after he visited the mission to obtain a document required to marry his Turkish fiancee. Saudi Arabia has denied the allegations.

            The Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, revealed the identities of what it called a “mysterious” 15-member “assassination squad” it said was involved in Khashoggi’s alleged death.

            The paper printed pictures of the Saudi nationals that appeared to have been taken by security cameras during police control at an airport.
            MEMRI: The Disappearance Of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Before He Disappeared, The Saudi Press Accused Him Of Treason; Now It Is Expressing Concern
            The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, and was never seen leaving it, is a trending topic in the Arabic press, particularly the Saudi press. Khashoggi, whom some Turkish elements surmise was murdered by the Saudis inside the consulate, is a veteran Saudi journalist well known in the Arab world, especially for his criticism of the Saudi regime and his support for the Muslim Brotherhood. In the past year Khashoggi even moved to the U.S. in fear for his life, and began writing a Washington Post column; in it, he was harshly critical of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

            Prior to Khashoggi's disappearance, and since his move to the U.S., there were numerous articles in the Saudi press attacking him, particularly in the 'Okaz daily. The articles accused him of betraying his country, ranked him with the leaders of Al-Qaeda and ISIS, and described him as being in the service of the enemies of Saudi Arabia, starting with Turkey, Iran and Qatar, out of greed. Three days after his disappearance, a similar article called him "conspirer with reactionary ideas" who is loyal to the enemies of the state and is working "to sway public opinion [against Saudi Arabia] and underme security and stability in the country."

            However, about a week after his disappearance, just as the accusations that Saudi Arabia had murdered him at the Istanbul consulate peaked, there was a reversal in the tone of articles in the Saudi press about him. Articles now expressed the country's concern about him, and the hope of hearing that he was alive and well. These articles also denied that Saudi Arabia had had a hand in his alleged murder, arguing that the country had no history of eliminating oppositionists in that way and that such an act would in any event cause more harm than good. They also stated that Turkey, Iran, and Qatar, and the Qatari Al-Jazeera TV, by attempting to accuse Saudi Arabia of involvement in murder, were essentially implicating themselves.

            This report will set out the change in tone in the Saudi press with respect to Khashoggi, prior to and immediately after his disappearance and a week later.




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                      Why Did The US Begin Testing Missiles In The Desert?      Cache   Translate Page      
            Why is there such a secretive culture around the U.S.'s military use of desert wilderness? This question was originally answered on Quora by Karen Piper.
                      Syrian Rebels Withdraw Heavy Weapons to Spare Idlib From Assault      Cache   Translate Page      
            Syrian Rebels Withdraw Heavy Weapons to Spare Idlib From Assault

            Syrian Rebels Withdraw Heavy Weapons to Spare Idlib From Assault by Carlotta Gall – New York Times

            Syrian rebel fighters have pulled the last of their heavy weapons from front-line positions in Idlib Province, meeting the deadline for a truce negotiated by Russia and Turkey - and possibly sparing the civilian population from a bloody government offensive.

            It was a rare act of unity for the ordinarily fractious rebel forces, who on Monday drove trucks carrying a tank, artillery and missile batteries out of their base in this small town, as a small group of international journalists looked on.

            “We are now standing in the demilitarized zone,” said Saif al-Raad, a spokesman for the National Liberation Front, a grouping of roughly 20 rebel factions operating in Idlib, the last bastion of rebel-held territory in northwest Syria.

            Under the agreement brokered personally last month by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, the rebels are unilaterally withdrawing heavy weaponry to create a demilitarized zone 15 kilometers, or nine miles, wide. The deadline for the withdrawal is Wednesday, and a cease-fire is to commence five days later…

            Read on.

            SWJED Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:14pm
                      Comentário em Trump e Bolsonaro: as provas vivas de que o capitalismo selvagem detesta a democracia por Paulo Marques      Cache   Translate Page      
            Tem toda a razão afinal, não instalou, só fez com que se mantivesse - como se houvesse diferença prática. https://web.archive.org/web/20111213041515/http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2002/09/22/how-saddam-happened.html "The United States was much more concerned with protecting Iraqi oil from attacks by Iran as it was shipped through the Persian Gulf. In 1987, an Iraqi Exocet missile hit an American destroyer, the USS Stark, in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 crewmen. Incredibly, the United States excused Iraq for making an unintentional mistake and instead used the incident to accuse Iran of escalating the war in the gulf. The American tilt to Iraq became more pronounced. U.S. commandos began blowing up Iranian oil platforms and attacking Iranian patrol boats. In 1988, an American warship in the gulf accidentally shot down an Iranian Airbus, killing 290 civilians. Within a few weeks, Iran, exhausted and fearing American intervention, gave up its war with Iraq."
                      Comment on What Damage Can Russian X-35 Missiles Cause to a Ship by geoff      Cache   Translate Page      
            To horse soldier. We will have a world that your contribution as a soldier has helped to bring about when future generations have grown enough to agree that no human will harm another human, no matter what. But can we teach our kids to become peaceful life loving people if we also teach them that violence is ok under certain circumstances. Then who will teach them what represents an enemy. Who’s beliefs will infect them. Horse soldier I am sorry for my impossibly idealogical view, but it is my view and the way I live my life. I am also sorry for my deliberately inflammatory first comment about military, somedays I feel frustration and I just blame whatever. geoff
                      Comment on What Damage Can Russian X-35 Missiles Cause to a Ship by HorseSoldier      Cache   Translate Page      
            Pjotr; Like most soldiers, I hate war. I accept that it is sometimes a necessary evil, but it is not something any thinking soldier enjoys. After all, who is it who suffers the most in a war. Soldiers. Yes, everyone who is affected suffers, but let us be honest, soldiers are always the most affected. I suspect that many people will agree, at one level, or another, if they just listen to others with an open mind, and are willing to discuss with civility the differences they may have. I also agree with you that most governments are heavily populated by wolves, and when the wolf holds the leash of the sheepdog, all of society has a problem. Wolves are very adept at lying, and making themselves look like the good guy. The problem, as I see it is that the sheep are far too often easily swayed by emotional stories, rather than facts. The modern (western) world has become so mislead by emotional fairy tales, and many "feel good" lies, that they are now willing to believe in so much that just isn't so. They no longer listen to their own intelligence, reason, and logic, nor do most of them seem willing to go do a little research to determine the validity of an argument. As to a future world war, or civil war in the U.S., I fear you are all to correct on both counts. Not that they will necessarily occur, but that they are increasingly likely, and worst, there are many wolves who see it as advantageous to them to foment such catastrophes. If more people would look at the real world, not the world as someone else wants them to see it, and set aside their false outrage, the core of the Enlightenment, Reason, Logic, Facts, and Truth, would again begins to win out. We can only hope that such will occur, and when those who believe in those things encourage others to begin to use their own intelligence, etc to look at the world, perhaps we can step away from the precipice.
                      Comment on What Damage Can Russian X-35 Missiles Cause to a Ship by Pjotr Pacifica      Cache   Translate Page      
            Even though I am a pacifist I do think you make a compelling point and a beautiful analogy using the ovine flock. I think you are right (how is that possible, people on the internet that agree!) in saying that there will always be a need for the sheepdog, and I am grateful that there are people that feel the need to protect and will give their lives in doing so. But (and here comes the but), I am afraid that in our current (US influenced, I’m European myself) society the herdsmen whistling at the sheepdog are not doing so to protect the flock but to appease the wolves meanwhile lining their own pockets. I think there is something fundamentally flawed in the way governments ‘protect’ their subjects. Pushing the sheep in their corners making them have to choose which side they are on, telling them the other sheep are the enemy and making them wolves in the process. All analogies aside, since the invention of fire the human world has been a violent one, and I think you are right in saying today is the most peaceful period we have ever lived in. But evil has never been this powerful and I fear that if we are not heading for a new World War, there will be a crippling Civil War in the US in the near future, destabilizing the entire western world with it.
                      Comment on What Damage Can Russian X-35 Missiles Cause to a Ship by Jesus      Cache   Translate Page      
            @geoff....get down you hippie, i hear the stones are trown in your direction...
                      Comment on What Damage Can Russian X-35 Missiles Cause to a Ship by HorseSoldier      Cache   Translate Page      
            Geoff; I understand the point you are making, but those weapons exist precisely because of the world we live in. Eliminating militaries will not resolve that. Humans are, by their very nature capable of violence. The most base human trait is survival. If someone, or something threatens that survival, most humans will respond defensively. Some humans over react, but that is more because they are ignorant of what is appropriate, than what is human. I am, as you may have surmised, a former professional soldier. I have never initiated violence against anyone, or anything. I have however, responded to provocation from threats. I have been trained, and exercised to respond, but not over react. All response must be measured by what is appropriate to the threat. You suggest humans need to evolve. I would argue that we have. Perhaps not in the way you think we should have, but violence is far less prevalent in the modern world, than in the past. Yes, when violence breaks out, it can be very terrible, but it doesn't happen nearly as often as in the past. Can we do better? Certainly. Should we continue to strive to do better? Absolutely! Much of the violence you know of, is only known because of media covering it, not because there is more of it. My question to you is simply this. When an evil person, or a tyrant attacks you, should you simply allow them to do so? Or Should you defend yourself, and protect those around you who can not protect themselves. I would suggest that an honorable human defends themselves, and others from evil. That may require violence, but only proportional violence, not gratuitous violence, lest one become the very evil they fight. The world is made up of three types of people. The vast majority of whom are, for lack of a better term, sheep. They go along, to get along, they just want to graze the grass in peace, raise their children, and live, and let live. The next largest group are what I call wolves. They are inherently evil, selfish, and harmful to society. They will engage in any activity to accomplish their goals. The third, and smallest group are sheepdogs. We are the people who spend our lives protecting the sheep from the wolves. We are often disliked, because we encourage the sheep to do the right thing, even if it isn't popular, or fun. We are often demonized by both the sheep, and the wolves, because we stand on the wall, sentinel, to protect the sheep, and stop the wolves. Worry more about the wolves, than the sheepdog.
                      Comment on What Damage Can Russian X-35 Missiles Cause to a Ship by geoff      Cache   Translate Page      
            Military and there weapons all designed to kill or injure soft humans. Humans that you can hurt and almost kill just with words. Try calling one of them stupid and watch them get insulted, become angry, defensive and ready to use violence. That is when they need guns and missiles to kill all the people who think they are stupid. We need to evolve, do you want your kids and grand kids to have a world to live in. Military, any military, is the ultimate form of ignorance.
                      Moderate, but doesn't smell right      Cache   Translate Page      
            "As Nikki Haley Resigns, Critics Forced to Clarify That “Pro-War, Pro-Imperialist” Sycophant for Trump Is No “Moderate”" (Queally).

            "‘Something doesn’t smell right’: The curious timing of Nikki Haley’s exit" (Blake).

            Some thought she was the anonymous 'senior administration official' who dissed Trump, but that doesn't make sense, given how Trump graciously treated her exit (he's not that good an actor).

            Most likely:  "Israeli Government Encouraged Nikki Haley to Run for President in 2024" (Diversity Macht Frei).  This is ominous, as the Khazars seem to want to protect Haley as a viable future political stooge by extracting her and thus isolating her from the stench of whatever they shekel Trump to do in the next few months.  This is the Khazars playing the long game, as they won't be able to find any replacement who will be so willing to whore him- or herself out for shekels.  She has an irreplaceable combination of a complete lack of self-respect and an unwavering willingness, for the right price, to commit treason (although I think they are paying her more in current and future political support from the (((media))) than actual shekels).

            "Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Was Killed on Order of Saudi Leadership" (Kirkpatrick/Gall) (also):
            "The security establishment concluded that Mr. Khashoggi’s killing was directed from the top because only the most senior Saudi leaders could order an operation of such scale and complexity, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to disclose confidential briefings.

            Fifteen Saudi agents had arrived on two charter flights last Tuesday, the day Mr. Khashoggi disappeared, the official said.

            All 15 left just a few hours later, and Turkey has now identified the roles that most or all of them held in the Saudi government or security services, the official said. One was an autopsy expert, presumably there to help dismember the body, the official said."
            "How a Map of Palestine Drove the American Neocolonial Elite Mad" (Cole) (surely he means 'Khazar Neocolonial Elite').  The concentration camp guard has completely shed his skin, to become a 'fellow white person', who, of course, isn't obsessed with one issue:  "Goldberg, reinvented, asks Clinton zero questions about Israel" (Weiss).

            "SWEIDA: A Bloody Massacre Barely Registered by Western Media as ISIS Slaughter Innocent Civilians in their Sleep" (Beeley).

            "Future of Western Democracy Being Played Out in Brazil" (Escobar).

            "India-Russia relations go way beyond defence deals" (Bhadrakumar).  Calling the American sanction bluff.

            "International Team of Researchers Concerned Over US Efforts to Create Bio-Weapons" (Korzun).  "Scientists Raise Alarm Over U.S. Bio-Weapon Programs" (Moon).  "Russian Military: US Killed Dozens By Bioweapon Disguised As Drug Research" (Slavo).  Gilead (and Rumsfeld)!  "Gilead Sciences’s criminal drug testing: a cover for the Pentagon’s illegal arms testing?".  I still think it probable that somebody in Rumsfeld's circle was the showrunner/conspirator-in-chief behind 9/11

            "The GRU close access operation against the OPCW in perspective" (Electrospaces.net).

            "Omidyar’s Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat" (Webb).  The Intercept seems to have completely skated on ratting out Reality Winner after she attempted to rely on their whistle blower protection, although I guess we'll never know which whistle blowers looked at this honey trap and decided to go elsewhere.

            Tweet (Trita Parsi):
            "Very strange... Iran fired missiles at ISIS in Syria. Killed several ISIS leaders - almost killed Al-Baghdadi. US complained (!!) saying Iran was reckless, cuz the strike was within 3 miles of US troops. But why was ISIS leader Baghdadi feeling so safe so close to US troops????"

                      A l'attention de l'OTAN : "Eliminer" des missiles revient à déclarer la guerre -- Moon of Alabama      Cache   Translate Page      

            Plus tôt dans la journée, l'ambassadrice des États-Unis auprès de l'OTAN a menacé d''éliminer' un nouveau type de missiles russes :
            L'envoyée des États-Unis auprès de l'OTAN a déclaré mardi que la Russie doit arrêter de développer de nouveaux missiles qui pourraient transporter des ogives nucléaires, et elle a prévenu que les États-Unis pourraient 'éliminer' le système s'il devenait opérationnel.
            Les États-Unis et la Russie sont en désaccord depuis un certain temps sur le traité FNI. Le Traité sur les forces (...)

            Analyses / OTAN

                      Syrian War Report – October 9, 2018: Syria Got 24 S-300 Launchers, Over 300 Missiles       Cache   Translate Page      



            Related:

            Syrian War Report – October 8, 2018: Clashes Between Militant Groups Onoing In Western Aleppo


            [Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 11th, 2018.]
                      General Dynamics integrating vehicles, armed drones      Cache   Translate Page      
            General Dynamics Land Systems and AeroVironment are partnering to develop drones with "loitering" missiles to be launched fro -More

                      Israel will continue Syria strikes despite S-300, Netanyahu tells Moscow      Cache   Translate Page      

            Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia’s vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighboring Syria, despite Moscow’s decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defense missiles.

            Netanyahu said at a press conference that he told Maxim Akimov in talks in Jerusalem that Israel would continue to fight what it says are Iranian attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and channel advanced weaponry to its Lebanese ally, the Hezbollah terror group.

            Despite the delivery of the S-300 air defense systems to the Syrian military, Israel was committed as a matter of self-defense to continue its “legitimate activity in Syria against Iran and its proxies, which state their intention to destroy us,” Netanyahu said.


                      BrahMos Scientist Arrested for Spying, Was Honey-Trapped on Internet – Police      Cache   Translate Page      
            The arrested scientist, Nishant Agarwal, had been working at the production facility that makes propellants for the nuclear-capable BrahMos missiles and houses sensitive information on the program.
                      Thread: Down in Flames: Locked-On:: Rules:: A question on missiles       Cache   Translate Page      

            by Dowters

            Hi all, just a quick question, some of the cards show react to missile, as this is not a card my thinking is it can react to any card played from the missile mini hand as there is no card named missile. Correct?
            Thanks
                      Russia’s Newest Yasen-Class Attack Submarines Are the Equal of America's Subs      Cache   Translate Page      

            Russia has had a lot of wonder weapons in the news, from combat walkers to nuclear-powered cruise missiles. Many of these weapons verge on the ridiculous or are the product of propaganda, but some are legitimately concerning. One scenario that keeps Pentagon planners up at night: the threat of sea-launched cruise…

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                      Broad Agency Announcment - Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems      Cache   Translate Page      
            Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

            General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, Huntsville, AL, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypervelocity Projectile System". The work will be performed in Huntsville, AL. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6513).


            Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
            Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


            Awardee: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Awarded $1,000,000 on 2018/09/26 Contact: Janalee Mathy, Contracting Officer, Phone 2564501462, Email janalee.mathy@mda.mil - John Michael, Contract Specialist, Phone 256-450-1054, Email john.michael@mda.mil
                      Broad Agency Announcment - Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems      Cache   Translate Page      
            Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

            Raytheon Company, Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "SM3-HAWK". The work will be performed in Tucson, AZ. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6502).

            Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
            Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279

            Awardee: Raytheon Company, Missile Systems Awarded $1,000,000 on 2018/09/26 Contact: Janalee Mathy, Contracting Officer, Phone 2564501462, Email janalee.mathy@mda.mil - John Michael, Contract Specialist, Phone 256-450-1054, Email john.michael@mda.mil
                      Broad Agency Announcment - Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems      Cache   Translate Page      
            Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

            L3 Technologies, Camden, NJ, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Non-Kinetic Hypersonic Defense Weapon System". The work will be performed in Camden, NJ. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6520).


            Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
            Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


            Awardee: L3 Technologies Awarded $1,000,000 on 2018/09/26 Contact: Janalee Mathy, Contracting Officer, Phone 2564501462, Email janalee.mathy@mda.mil - John Michael, Contract Specialist, Phone 256-450-1054, Email john.michael@mda.mil
                      Broad Agency Announcment - Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems      Cache   Translate Page      
            Missile Defense Agency - September 26, 2018 Contract Announcement

            General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, Huntsville, AL, is being awarded a competitive firm-fixed-price contract. The total value of this contract is $1,000,000. Under this new contract, the contractor will further develop and refine their Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems Concept Definition White Paper titled "Hypervelocity Interceptor Systems". The work will be performed in Huntsville, AL. The performance period is from September 28, 2018 through February 28, 2019. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website under the MDA's Special Topic Broad Agency Announcement for Concept Definition for Hypersonic Defense Weapon Systems, HQ0147-18-S-0001. Fiscal Year 2018 Research, Development, Test and Engineering funds in the amount of $227,524 are being obligated at the time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity (HQ0147-18-C-6509).


            Contracting office point of contact: Janalee Mathy, 256-450-1462
            Report Control Symbol: DD-LA-(AR) 1279


            Awardee: General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Awarded $1,000,000 on 2018/09/26 Contact: Janalee Mathy, Contracting Officer, Phone 2564501462, Email janalee.mathy@mda.mil - John Michael, Contract Specialist, Phone 256-450-1054, Email john.michael@mda.mil
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                      Comment on Revealed: The Run on Banks in Catalonia after the Independence Vote was Fomented by Madrid by Crysangle      Cache   Translate Page      
            Funny, I just dug up an old coin here from 1918 (a few years after the Portuguese monarchy were ousted) , which apparently was the year the estelada was designed by Catalan exiles in then republican Cuba . The influence running through events is unmistakable if you know what it looks like. On a more serious note was the loss of military equipment in Portugal just prior to independence vote , "enough to start a small war" . It was much later returned, unused. Not nescessarily related, but there isn't much of a market for items like modern anti-tank missiles worth risking by soldiers.
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                      Comment on Yemen’s Navy Uses New Missile to Destroy Saudi Military Vessel Near Hajjah by Yemen’s Navy Uses New Missile to Destroy Saudi Military Vessel Near Hajjah – Occasion2B      Cache   Translate Page      
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            Russia provided Syria two dozen S-300 launchers, 300 missiles for free: report i24NEWS A Russian S-300 PMU2 Favorit surface-to-air missile system in Alabino, outside Moscow, last year.AFP Russia provided Syria’s military with two dozen advanced S-300 aerial missile defense launchers at no charge, a military source told Russia’s state-run TASS news agency on Monday. The source said […]
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            happyfeet @60. Oh please. If you want another subject, more to your liking, there's the limosine crash in New York State. The company is owned by a Pakistani crook who got off by involving the FBI is at least two famous fake terrorism cases which the FBI portrayed as real threats that had been stopped, and that's waht I thought then. https://heavy.com/news/2018/10/shahed-hussain/ https://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/06/nyregion/2-albany-men-are-arrested-in-plot-to-import-a-missile-and-kill-a-diplomat.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Bronx_terrorism_plot <blockquote> The men argued, to no avail, that this was a case of entrapment by the FBI. The FBI's use of two informants, and offers of money and food incentives to the four men in the case has led to accusations that the FBI engaged in entrapment.[</blockquote> I was always convinced that they were entrapped. They were bad people, but had no interest in terrorism. He got paid a lot too, by the FBI. It seems like his association with the FBI ended some time ago, and he's been maybe in other trouble, but that money enabled him to start or buy a cottage and that limosine company. They stretch limo did not have government approval; the car failed some inspections, including something with the brakes; it made a lot of noise; a vehicle is hard to stop when carrying so much weight; the driver did not have p on his commercial license - without it he cannot carry more than 15 passengers; the driver did not attempt to brake anyway; ans by the way, the limo was substituted at the last minute for a bus owned by another company that had broken down. Maybe a better driver would not have used that car. Maybe abetter driver ewould have noticed the STOP sign, and traveled slow enough to act on it. I alkso think maybe the company was headed for bankruptcy. And yet I think <b> the most important people at fault are the people who run the GPS systems. </b> (The driver was obviously unfamilar with the road) There have been other accidents or scary incidents. Triucks barreel through at high speed.
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