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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
April 16th, 2018

Syrian spark could ignite Israeli Armageddon
This was the second time in only two months that Israel has struck back at the T-4 airbase. Another Iranian drone took off from the very same airfield on Feb. 10, entering Israeli airspace near the Jordan Valley. When Israel retaliated, Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli fighter jet for the first time since 1982. Israel’s retaliation prompted the head of Lebanon’s Tehran-backed Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, to warn in a televised address this week, “The Israelis committed a historic mistake … and put themselves in direct combat with Iran.”

New coin minted to fund building Jerusalem Temple
The recent effort that created the commemorative “Trump-Cyrus Coin,” sporting images of President Trump and ancient Persian King Cyrus, is now minting a special edition “70 Year Redemption Coin” to raise funds to build Jerusalem’s Third Temple as a house of prayer for all nations. The organizers, which include Israel’s nascent Sanhedrin, the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center and the United Temple Movements, have prepared the new coin to honor the 70th anniversary of the nation, which takes place this Thursday, April 19.

‘Sanhedrin Trail’ Leads to Discovery of Ancient Oil Lamp Adorned With Menorah
Students who participated in preparing a new archaeological hiking trail discovered a 1,400-year-old oil lamp bearing the symbol of a menorah. The discovery was just one of many side-benefits of the unique interactive trail that thousands of young people have been preparing and excavating.

Storms unleash tornadoes in U.S. east, record snow in Midwest
Deadly slow-moving storms generated record or near-record snowfall and low temperatures in the U.S. Midwest and tornadoes further east on Sunday, leaving airline travelers stranded and thousands without power. For the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, the April monthly record for snowfall of 21.8 inches (55 cm) was surpassed on Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

WH disputes French assertion for US to remain in Syria
While French President Macron claimed he convinced President Trump to stay in Syria before strike on chemical weapons facilities, WH spokeswoman says US mission unchanged, forces to come home ‘as quickly as possible’; ‘Crushing IS still a priority,’ she adds, but regional allies need to take larger role.

North Korea warns UK against ‘act of war’ after Royal Navy deployed to enforce sanctions
North Korea has accused Britain of an “act of war” for deploying warships off the Korean Peninsula to enforce international sanctions. Pyongyang hit back at an “extremely provocative act” after Britain announced last week that a third vessel will be joining maneuvers to disrupt illicit trading between ships on open waters.

Political adviser to Syria’s Assad: Major victory over western missiles 
Syrian air defenses scored a resounding victory over the US, Britain and France – and this triumph marks the beginning of the end of the American empire. That, at least, is the assertion of President Bashar Assad’s political adviser on Saturday’s air strikes launched by the three Western powers in retaliation for suspected Syrian use of chemical weapons.

Australia flesh-eating ulcer ‘epidemic’ a mystery, doctors say
Doctors in Australia have called for urgent research into why a flesh-eating ulcer has become a “worsening epidemic” in the state of Victoria. Local cases of Buruli ulcer, a skin disease most commonly found in Africa, have surged by 400% in the last four years, experts say. Infections have also become more severe and spread to new areas.

Syria air strikes: Macron says he convinced Trump not to pull out troops
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit “for the long term”. Earlier this month, Mr Trump declared that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”.

Artificial intelligence must be ‘for common good’
Ethics should be at the centre of the development of artificial intelligence (AI), a parliamentary report has said. AI should “never” be given the “autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive” people, it adds. The Lords’ report said the UK has the potential to be a leader in developing AI and called on the government to support businesses in the field.

Russian reinforcements head for Syria
Two Russian warships laden with military vehicles have been spotted en route to Syria after Friday’s US-led airstrikes obliterated three suspected chemical weapons sites. An Alligator-landing ship was pictured cruising down The Bosphorus on Sunday as the world awaits Vladimir Putin’s response to this week’s co-ordinated military action against Syria.

Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe
Humans will be genetically modified for the first time in Europe after regulators have given the go ahead to trial DNA-splicing therapy. A destructive blood disorder known as beta thalassaemia, which reduces the production of haemoglobin, could be cured using this therapy…Scientists at…Crispr hope that they can alter the body’s code to stop the genetic mutation and restore healthy levels of haemoglobin.

Israel police use stun grenades to quell ultra-Orthodox ‘rioters’
Israeli police used stun grenades Sunday to try to calm a violent protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, the latest angry demonstration against the military draft. A police statement said four officers were slightly injured in scuffles as law enforcement tried to disperse “several hundred ultra-Orthodox extremists” outside an army enlistment office in the holy city.

Canada’s Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs 
With months left before Canada becomes the first country in the G7 to fully legalise marijuana, members of the country’s Liberal party, led federally by Justin Trudeau, are calling on their government to go one step further and decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit drugs.

More restaurants go cashless, accept only cards and other forms of payment
If you’re craving the Serrano Grilled Shrimp Bowl at the Tender Greens salad chain, don’t bother bringing cash. Tender Greens, with28 restaurants on the East and West coasts, is one of a growing number of eateries that are either shunning cash and only accepting credit and debit cards and contactless payment systems, like Apple Pay, or experimenting with the strategy.

Saudi king slams Iran, US Jerusalem move at Arab summit
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran’s “blatant interference” in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met…for their annual summit…King Salman, whose country has for decades declared a policy of support for the an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital…announced a $150 million donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in the eastern part of the holy city.

Poll shows Israel’s youth less Zionist than elders
…World Zionist Organization solicited a survey…on a representative sample of Israel’s Jewish population, to determine the public’s attitude towards Zionism. The survey’s results show that 86% of Israeli Jews consider themselves Zionists. For those 50 years old or older, the rate was even higher, at 95%. Among the country’s youth, however—below the age of 29—it was markedly lower at 75%.

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