WASHINGTON, DC -- Family Research Council (FRC) praised President Trump's decision today rescinding the Obama era transgender policy. A Rasmussen survey released last month finds "just 23% of likely U.S. voters think the U.S. military's decision to allow openly transgender people to serve is good for the military."...
July 24, 2017, 11:48 PM (IDT) The diplomatic crisis between Jordan and Israel lasted a day and a half before it was resolved. By late Monday, July 24, the Israeli embassy staff was free to leave Amman and drove through the Allenby Bridge crossing on their way home. Among them was the security guard, who Sunday shot dead two Jordanians in a struggle after he was stabbed with a screwdriver.Â .Â
July 25, 2017, 4:08 PM (IDT) Russia quietly moved troops to a point in southern Syria that liesÂ 8km from Israelâ€™s Golan border, in the face of Israeli objections. Moscow used the uproar over the Temple Mount standoff and the diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan to cover its creeping troop deployment almost up to Syria's borders withÂ Israeli and Jordan. Israeli leaders inspected the new deployment Tuesday, July 25..Â
July 25, 2017, 4:28 PM (IDT) Thousands of splinter organizations dedicate their every waking moment to posting falsified narratives, videos and pictures on the web with the aim to mislead students and try and draw them into joining what is known as the BDS movement. Whilst the raging wars of yesterday were once on the ground, today they are most certainly fought in cyber space.
July 25, 2017, 7:53 PM (IDT) "The situation here is changing rapidly, ISIS is retreating and Iran is trying to fill the void,â€ť Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said after touring the Hermon and Golan Tuesday. â€śIran and Hezbollah have formed a northern deployment armed with precise weaponry. We are dealing with new threats. We are aware of the entire gamut of threats against Israel," Netanyahu said. He complimented â€śthe sharpness and alertness of the officers, the forces [of the Bashan Division] and the important work they are doing.â€ť
July 25, 2017, 9:25 PM (IDT) After Israel removed the metal detectors and security cameras from Temple Mount, Palestinian Authority Chairman, Mahmoud Abbas announced Tuesday that the freeze on ties with Israel will continue until all the security devices Israel installed after the murder of two police officers are dismantled. Until the former situation is restored, he said, Muslims will continue to stay out of Al Aqsa and hold prayers in the street. Waqf leaders have taken the same tough position.Â
July 26, 2017, 11:22 AM (IDT) The White House on Tuesday praised Israel's removal of metal detectors that were set up at the entrances to Jerusalem's Temple Mount following a terrorist attack earlier this month. "The United States applauds the efforts of Israel to maintain security while reducing tensions in the region." the statement issued by spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. It noted that Israel took the step "despite the demonstrated need to enhance security" following the July 14 attack in which two border policemen were killed.Â
July 26, 2017, 11:41 AM (IDT) After about 100 Israeli settlers moved into a building across from the Cave of the Patriarchs complex in Hebron on Tuesday, claiming that they had purchased Beit Hamachpela legally, the commander of the IDF's Judea Brigade, Col. Itzik Cohen, issued an order designating the structure as a closed military area. The IDF took the step in order to prevent more settlers from entering the building.
July 26, 2017, 12:08 PM (IDT) Ten people from an oil exploration research team were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday. The team members from the University of Maiduguri who were working for the national petroleum company were seized near Jibi village, a company spokesman said. As of early Wednesday afternoon there was no word on the whereabouts of the team members.Â Â
July 26, 2017, 12:40 PM (IDT) The Israeli government on Wednesday blocked five foreign activists, who support the boycotting of Israel, from entering the country. The five were prevented from boarding their Lufthansa flight at their point of departure in the US after the Israeli government informed the airline that the activists should not be allowed to board without entry visas. Israel's Interior Ministry took the step at the recommendation of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs. The three Jews, one Muslim and one Christian were headed to Israel as part of a delegation organized by three US groups that support the boycott: American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.For more details on Israel's struggle against the BDS movement, including links to videos that educate about Israel, see DEBKAfile's special report.
July 26, 2017, 12:49 PM (IDT) Binyamin Netanyahuâ€™s government has been forced back by a three-line siege imposed by the Palestinians, Sunni Arab governments, including Jordan, and public opinion at home.Â If Israel fails to draw a strong red line at this point in the standoff over Temple Mount, a new crisis or terrorist outrage will be staged every few days to force the ministers to fall back step by step on measures pivotal to national security.Â
July 26, 2017, 1:05 PM (IDT) The European Union Court of Justice reconfirmed on Wednesday that Hamas is a terrorist organization and thus will not be removed from the EU's list of terrorist organizations. Under the designation, the EU has imposed sanctions, frozen Hamas bank accounts and barred Hamas members from EU territory. The decision came after a lower courtÂ ruled againstÂ the EU's 2001 designation of Hamas as a terrorist group.Â
July 26, 2017, 1:34 PM (IDT) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may resign before the end of 2017 due to a rift with President Donald Trump and the administration over a number of policy differences, according to reports in the American media. However, a State Department spokesperson said Tuesday that Tillerson intends to stay at the department and is merely "taking a little time off" this week following an overseas trip. The top diplomatÂ is also said to be at odds with Trump over the president's comment last week that he regrets selecting Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
July 26, 2017, 2:07 PM (IDT) A Taliban attack on an Afghan military base in Kandahar province early Wednesday morning left 26 soldiers dead, Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said. Thirteen troops were said to be wounded. According to a ministry spokesman, 80 Taliban fighters were killedÂ during the predawn assault on Karzyalay base.
July 26, 2017, 2:46 PM (IDT) During a speech in Ohio on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump vowed Iran will face major consequences if it does not comply with its nuclear agreement with Western powers. "If that deal doesnâ€™t conform to what itâ€™s supposed to conform to, it's going to be big, big problems for them," the president said. Rather than being appeciative, Iran has "become emboldened. That wonâ€™t take place much longer," he said.Meanwhile, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on the Security Council to enforce UN resolutions regularly violated by Hizballah, saying the dangers from the Iranian proxy "are getting larger, not smaller". She urged the council to recognize that Hizballah is "a destructive terrorist force" that is "dedicated to the destruction of Israel".
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Writer Laura Buckler has written this guest post for us. She tackles the topic of badly written songs regardless of whether they are â€śChristianâ€ť or secular in topic. The principles of good and bad song writing remain the same. Do you agree with her 6 main points? Can you think of worship songs that do [â€¦]The post The 6 defining characteristics of a badly written song appeared first on Musicademy.
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Another God-guided â€śtourâ€ť for Ezekiel! And the beginning of a nine-chapter â€śvisionâ€ť the Prophet was commanded to record! Ezekiel 40:1-4, our Text for todayâ€™s Lesson. â€śIn the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city [â€¦]
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