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1: In North Korea – In response to American president Trump's provocative statements, Kim Jong Un warns the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but
offers an olive branch to South Korea, saying he is "open to dialogue" with Seoul.
In Syria – Evidence is found of the Syrian government of Assad using poison gas (Chlorine) to killing rebels.
13: In Israel – The Israeli police (after year-long corruption probes) tell Prime Minister NETABYAHU that they recommend he be indicted for bribery and for breach of trust.
The prime minister's lawyers were informed of the impending police announcement.
Ahed Tamimi,

Tamimi's 'crime' as Israeli
oppression continues unabated!
Released from Israeli prison end July 2018.
who recently turned 17, was arrested after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers, who had invaded her front yard without permission, went viral last year. On Tuesday 13 February, after nearly two months in prison without trial, she now goes on trial on 12 charges, including assault of a soldier and incitement. Although no one was seriously hurt, the Israeli military, her lawyer says, is keen to make an example of her to deter (intimidate) other young Palestinians from fighting back against the Israeli occupation (theft) of their farms and homes.
However, a lengthy public trial looks set to only raise her profile
and highlight human rights concerns surrounding the detention of minors in Israel.
The military judge ejected all journalists and observers from the first trial hearing on Tuesday.  In contradiction of defence lawyers, the judge rules that it is 'in Ahed’s interests', even though her lawyer argued that it was not.
"The court decided to close doors because they said they don’t think it’s 'good for Ahed'," said defence lawyer Gaby Lasky. "I think the decision of the court is because the court decided what is good for the court. They understand that people outside Ofer military court are interested in Ahed’s case.
So the way to keep it out of everybody’s eyes
is to close the doors."
trial of a minor
behind closed doors
and in
a military court!
This immoral imprisonment of Tamimi continues as the child's trial in military court is now postponed to March.
In Syria – Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus say they are unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people.
The U.N. human rights office says in a statement that at least 346 people had been killed in eastern Ghouta since the Syrian government and its allies escalated their offensive on the region on February 4. At least 92 of those deaths occurred in just one 13-hour period on Monday, it said, adding that the toll was far from comprehensive, documented in the midst of chaos and destruction.
Another 878 people have been wounded, mostly in air-strikes hitting residential areas.
The United Nations Security Council, because of facing staunch opposition from Russia, fails to pass a resolution that would have imposed a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reached a besieged Damascus suburb.
With new reports on Thursday of a rocket attack that took 42 lives, the death toll this week in the rebel-held suburb, eastern Ghouta, now rose to more than 300.
The suffering of civilians in Syria "brings shame on all of us," Britain’s representative, Stephen Hickey, said at the Security Council meeting. He describes the conditions in eastern Ghouta as a "hell on earth."
France’s ambassador, François Delattre, called reports of civilian deaths there "unbearable" and warned that inaction could become "the grave of the United Nations."
But Russia’s ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, whose veto is the lone obstacle to the resolution, dismissed the reports as disinformation and propaganda. Mr. Nebenzya made clear that Russia, Syria’s primary military ally, would not support a cease-fire resolution for the time being. Eastern Ghouta, a cluster of farms and small towns, is one of the last major areas held by Syrian rebels. With reports of hospitals being bombed there and shortages of food and water, the cease-fire was intended to allow humanitarian convoys to bring in food and medical supplies.
Ultimately the resolution, which was drafted by Kuwait and Sweden and supported by almost all of the 15 members of the Security Council, as a consequence of Russian opposition (on behalf of Syrian dictator Assad)
was not even put to a vote Thursday.
The scene at the Security Council on Thursday underscores a growing sense of powerlessness and exasperation at the United Nations as the Syrian civil war reaches new levels of violence.
The United States warns North Korea that it is imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear missile program, and President Donald Trump warns of a "phase two" that could be –
"very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work.
The arrogant Trump.
The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to impose a one month humanitarian peace accord in Syria as the civilian death toll in Eastern Ghouta from bombing by Assad and his allies passes 500, effective immediately.
An Israeli government panel approves proposed legislation that would transfer jurisdiction over certain petitions filed by West Bank Palestinians from the Israeli Supreme Court to the Jerusalem District Court. The bill, sponsored by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, is a precedent-setting move that would de facto impose Israeli law on the Palestinian West Bank. It would validate the "creeping imposition" of Israeli law for the benefit of the hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers living among the Palestinians. The settlers are currently governed largely by military law, which applies in the West Bank since it is legally considered occupied territory.
In Jerusalem, Israel – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes the church's doors until further notice, as church leaders angrily retaliate against what they see as a "systematic campaign" by Israel to harm the Christian community in the Holy Land. Flanked by Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land Francesco Patton and Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus lll, they read out a statement and
then locked the ancient doors of the church in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, the church located in Jerusalem’s Old City is considered to be the holiest site for Orthodox and Catholic Christians. It was last closed briefly around 20 years ago in protest against Israeli policies. The immediate trigger now is the churches’ discovery that the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee was to discuss – and in all probability pass – a bill on Sunday allowing the state
to confiscate land sold by the churches to private investors since 2010 and pay the new owners compensation.
It is also motivated by a recent decision by the Jewish controlled Jerusalem Municipality to freeze churches’ assets until they cough up millions of shekels in what the city claims are unpaid taxes.
Rachel Azaria (Kulanu MK/MP)
says she is seeking to protect hundreds of largely Jerusalem residents whose homes are located on land which, until recently, was owned and leased to them by the churches, principally the Greek Orthodox Church – in most cases under 99-year contracts signed in the 1950’s between the church and the state, via the Jewish National Fund. Over recent months, the Greek Orthodox patriarch, Theophilus lll, with the backing of all the Holy Land churches, has travelled almost nonstop to seek the international community’s opposition to the move. He has met with the pope, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the king of Jordan, the archbishop of Canterbury, and senior political figures in Greece and Cyprus.
"These actions (of Israel) breach existing agreements and international obligations which guarantee the rights and the privileges of the churches, in what seems an attempt to weaken the Christian presence in Jerusalem. The greatest victims in this are those impoverished families who will go without food and housing, as well as the children who will be unable to attend school."
March 1:
Russia (with at least 7,000 nuclear warheads) announces that it has developed an intercontinental missile which cannot be tracked by radar, at a time in which America (with at least 6,800 nuclear warheads) via its President Trump is making a fuss about the threat of North Korea which has only 15 nuclear warheads.
Israel has more than 300 nuclear warheads stored in an underground facility north of Tel Aviv.
It may still be far from the depths of the Cold War, but Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Thursday speech, outlining new, "invincible" weapons to overcome U.S. defences, lowers the already chilly temperature of the relationship by several degrees. Both the United States and Russia have now outlined expansions of their nuclear arsenals, and it remains unclear whether New START, the primary arms-reduction treaty in effect between the two, will remain viable beyond its expiration date of 2021.
Each has also charged the other with violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
April 13:

Israel's violent suppression
of Palestinian protests in Gaza
provokes further response
from protesters and so
escalates the violence!
More than 700 Palestinian protesters
have been wounded by Israeli gun fire.
The United States blocks a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza—Israel border in which Israeli snipers have shot and killed a number of unarmed Palestinian protesters including a press journalist in clearly marked clothing.
Kuwait, which represents Arab countries on the Council, presented the proposed statement, which called for an “independent and transparent investigation” of the violence in which a number of protesters died. But the draft Council statement is blocked by the US which expressed "grave concern at the situation at the [Gaza] border." The bocked draft resolution reaffirmed "the right to peaceful protest" and expressed the Council’s "sorrow at the (continuing) loss of innocent Palestinian lives."
American prejudice
continues to cost
Palestinian lives!
US president Donald Trump sends a fleet of twelve warships toward the Syrian coast in preparation for an attack on Syria in response to the use of prohibited chemical weapons.
Russia has built a naval base on the coast of Syria opposite Cyprus as part of Putin's preparation to control oil supplies to Europe.
A US destroyer warship is poised to strike the Syrian government with Tomahawk missiles
and could be sunk by torpedoes, a Russian Navy admiral has warned.
May 8:
In the United States – The U.S. president Donald Trump announces that America is withdrawing from the international treaty with Iran which stopped its nuclear weapons development.
However, the other states involved in the treaty affirm that they intend to continue in the accord with Iran.
Oil prices surge to their highest level since 2014 as US President Donald Trump’s plans to scrap the Iran deal raise the possibility of locking one of the biggest crude producers out of the oil market. In a joint statement. the leaders of France and Germany said In a joint statement issued shortly after Trump walked away from 2015 accord, they said they noted the decision with "regret and concern" but they said they would continue to uphold their commitments. "Our governments remain committed to ensuring the agreement is upheld, and will work with all the remaining parties to the deal to ensure this remains the case," they said.
European leaders have clashed with the White House already on issues ranging from climate change to trade
and Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
America reneges on
it's treaty with Iran.
In Palestine's Gaza, on its border with Israel – At least 63 unarmed protesters are shot dead by Israeli troops and 2,700 wounded, while protesting against the move by President Trump of the American Israeli embassy to Jerusalem,
as Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump watch the plaque being unveiled at the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
In response to Israel's Gaza-massacre of unarmed protesters by its military,
South Africa withdraws its ambassador from Israel and raises the issue with the United nations.
The British government has called for an independent investigation into what happened. Emily Thornberry, Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, tells MPs today the "horrific massacre" appeared to be the result of a
"calculated and deliberate policy to kill and maim unarmed protesters who pose no threat".
Another Massacre!
In Libya – A complex air war over Libya has killed hundreds of innocent civilians, and possibly many more, since the U.S.-led NATO intervention in the North African state began in 2011. And almost no one outside of the war-torn country seems to have even noticed. The U.S. government, for its part, increasingly seems to prefer it that way.
Manned warplanes and drones from four foreign countries and various Libyan factions conducted at least 2,158 air strikes between September 2012 and mid-June 2018, according to a new report from the Washington D.C. based New America Foundation and, an air-strike-tracking project affiliated with the University of London.
The strikes killed as many as 387 bystanders and wounded up to 524, according to the report. That amounts to one civilian death every 5.5 air raids, on average, and as the report points out, "No nation or local group has stated responsibility for any of these civilian deaths."
In Israel – the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition proposes a law to make it a criminal offence to film Israel's military, such as the previous exposé of the deliberate killing by Israeli military snipers, execution-style, of media personel, attending the Gaza border protests, even though they were wearing clearly marked press jackets.
A ministerial committee which oversees legislation voted to approve the bill on Sunday. It will now go to parliament for a vote that could take place this week and if ratified, will be scrutinized and amended before three more parliamentary votes needed for it to pass into law. Yisrael Beitenu leader and Defence Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, praised the committee and said: "Israeli soldiers are under constant attack by Israel haters and supporters of terrorism who look constantly to degrade and sully them. We will put an end to this."
Ten years
in prison for
exposing crimes of
of Israeli military !
  July: Israel cassifies the government of Gaza as a 'terrorist' organisation.  
In Israel – After hours of heated debate the Knesset (parliament) passes a quasi-constitutional Basic Law racially defining Israel as the "national home of the JEWISH people", thereby excluding non-Jewish citizens (62 voting in favour, 55 opposed and two abstaining). Similar to a constitution, these Basic Laws underpin Israel’s legal system and are more difficult to repeal than regular laws. The nation-state bill, proponents say, puts Jewish values and democratic values on equal footing. Critics, however, say the law effectively discriminates against Israel’s Arab citizens and other minority communities, no longer recognising Arabic (so Hebrew becomes the only official language) , and declaring all Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish State.
In Southern Syria – The Israeli military forcibly remove medical volunteers (the White Helmets) to Jordanian territory.
As at
28 July
Since March 30, 2018: In Gaza, Palestine — More than 150 unarmed Palestinian protestors have been killed by Israeli troops.
Of the injured, 2,596 people were hospitalized in government hospitals, 773 in nongovernment hospitals
and the rest were treated in the field. Of those in government hospitals, 1,499 were hit by live ammunition,
107 by sponge-tipped bullets, 408 suffered gas inhalation and 582 suffered other injuries; 2,142 were adults and 454 were minors.
  August 5:
Lombok Island, Indonesia – An earthquake of 7 on the Richter scale, causes widespread damage,
the death toll eventually reached at least 436.
In the Syrian civil war – Israel now gives its allegiance to the Russian-supported dictator Assad.
  October 27: In Pittsburgh, USA – A synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday leaves 11 people dead,  
  November 2:
In the UK – Scotland Yard has launched a formal probe into anti-Semitism after an internal Labour Party dossier was leaked including details of 45 cases.
American president Donald Trump describes French president Emmanuel Macron's call for the Euopean Union to have its own army to protect itself from the US as "very insulting".
President Macron had told Radio Station Europe 1 that Europe needed to be less reliant on the US, especially in light of Mr Trump's decision to pull out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty with Russia. Macron had said "When I see President Trump announcing that he's quitting a major disarmament treaty which was formed after the 1980s Euromissile crisis that hit Europe, who is the main victim? Europe and its security....We need a Europe which defends itself better alone, without just depending on the US."
Israel's military carries out a covert night raid on Gaza in which seven Palestinians are killed.
This provokes a retaliation from the Gaza Palestinians is which over 400 rockets are fired into southern Israel in the following days..
The Palestinian factions in Gaza sign a peace agreement with Israel, which leads to the resignation of Israel's defence minister
December 19:
The United States is powerless against a hypersonic missile attack from China and Russia, according to the US government Accountability Office (GAO). The missiles speed, altitude, and maneuverability could defeat all networked sensors (including space-based) and ground and sea-based radars.
January 3, 2019
KABUL —Afghan officials on Thursday blasted US President Trump’s praise of the 1979 Soviet invasion and occupation, which he described as a fight against terrorism, breaking with decades of Republican anti-communist beliefs.
In Trump’s revisionist history of Afghanistan, “the reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia,” he said during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday. “They were right to be there. The problem is, it was a tough fight.”
It was a surprising break from U.S. conservatives dating back to President Ronald Reagan, who saw the invasion as an attempt to spread communism and aided insurgent forces fighting Soviet troops.
Wallfisch grew up in London as the grandson of an Auschwitz survivor who swore to never return to the country that murdered her parents and 6 million other Jews. But more than 70 years after the Holocaust, Brexit has prompted Wallfisch and thousands of other Jews in Britain to apply for German citizenship, which was stripped from their ancestors by the Nazis during the Third Reich.
Nazi-Jews in the United States use its Senate to block companies who oppose trade with the Jewish-Nazi Israel in Palestine.

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