A Palestinian researcher on settlement affairs has warned that the Israeli government has succeeded in convincing some Arab and regional forces to adopt its claims regarding settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.
Suhail Khaliliya told Quds Press that the greatest danger today is represented in the positions taken by some European and Arab countries which have adopted the Israeli view that settlements are not an obstacle to peace. All of Israel’s settlements are illegal under international law.
According to the researcher, international political changes and the positions taken on settlements encourage the Israelis to continue to build and expand them. This comes at a time when the Israeli government pays no heed to international laws and conventions which stress the illegality of any country moving its own population onto territory acquired by war in order to change the demography. Israeli settlements are built all over the West Bank and East Jerusalem occupied since June 1967.
Israel, insists Khaliliya, tries to circumvent the will of the international community by claiming that it does not establish new settlements, but merely expands existing blocs as the population grows. The Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics revealed in a report on Monday that the number of settlement units constructed in the occupied West Bank has increased by 70 per cent over the past year.
On 23 December last year, the UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for the immediate and complete cessation of settlement activities in the Palestinian territories. The Israeli has ignored this resolution, as it has ignored dozens of others, and continues to build its colony-settlements.
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Dr. Norman Bergrun, a former NASA Engineer, has claimed “giant” alien spacecraft are to be found in Earth’s solar system around ringed planets such as Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus – not the first time the alien enthusiast has made such fantastical claims.
UFO hunter Dr. Bergrun claimed the ships are “sucking” energy from the planet via the rings in order to “proliferate” — a situation he describes as critical.
His statements stem from a 17-minute-long video uploaded by YouTube conspiracy theory channel SecureTeam 10, which has almost 900,000 subscribers, and describes itself as a source for “the best” in new UFO sighting, information on the “space cover-up” and all “strange activity” happening on and off the Earth.
While the assertions of Dr. Bergrun, a distinguished Medical Engineer during his time at NASA’s Ames Research Center, will likely be novel to many, he has in fact repeatedly made roughly the same declaration frequently over a 30-year span.
In the clip, Dr. Bergrun speaks of “long cylindrical objects” in the rings that appear to have “exhaust systems” among other apparently amazing findings.
In 1986, he penned the book Ringmakers of Saturn, which in addition to stating planetary rings were rife with alien craft, suggested such rings may ben in fact created by UFOs.
Nonetheless, he previously made headlines on the same basis in 2016.
At the time, he likewise said “these things” inhabit Saturn, Uranus and Jupiter, and that wherever planetary rings were found, “that’s where I see the aircrafts… I call them a ringmaker.”
“I say it is electromagnetic because I can identify streamline patterns with respect to it I knew were what we called ‘potential lines’ — and that says it was electrical. I could tell that those lines demarked the outside of an object,” he added.
Claims of sightings of alien craft in pictures of planets are nothing new — in 2012, Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute of Russia’s Academy of Sciences published research analyzing the photos from a mission made by Soviet landing probe Venus-13 in 1982, which claimed several objects resembling living beings could be detected in the photos.
The objects were said to resemble “a disk,” “black flap” and “scorpion” — and change location between photos. However, NASA was quick to dismiss Ksanfomaliti’s sensational suggestions, saying the “disk” was in fact a lens cap, and the “scorpion” mere noise in the digital image.
Moreover, in 2007, an individual allegedly named William Rutledge, who identified himself as a retired NASA astronaut living in exile in Rwanda, took to YouTube to claim he took part in a secret Apollo mission to explore the dark side of the moon.
The voyage, which he claimed was jointly manned by US and Soviet astronauts, was said to have taken place in August 1976 — and was aimed at the exploration of a vast ancient city and a huge crashed spacecraft.
His claims were supported by photographs of the lunar surface taken by Apollo 15 in 1971, which do appear to show strange anomalies in the Delporte-Izsak region in the southern region of the Moon’s dark side, including an unusual cigar-shaped object situated on the edge of a crater.
However, Dr. Bergrun’s claims may be slightly more difficult to dismiss, given his CV suggests he is a gifted, decorated scientist.
In addition to his time with NASA, he served on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and an engineer with Lockheed Martin working on some of the US’ most critical top secret projects.
Still, grainy images of strange shapes in distorted pictures of planets are perhaps not the weightiest evidence to offer in support of the existence of alien craft within the Earth’s solar system — yet that’s just what Dr. Bergrun has to offer.
Surely less sensational alternative explanations can be found for the alleged phenomenon.
Three years ago, Alice Morgan from Liverpool, UK, started experiencing breakouts of eczema which would cause her body to become covered in blisters. The 22-year-old was diagnosed with the painful skin condition as a child, but only as an adult experienced debilitating flare-ups.
Embarrassed by the state of her skin, Morgan stopped leaving her house out of fear that strangers would make comments. As her depression worsened, she continued to look for a “cure” in lotions, creams, steroids, supplements, homeopathic and naturopathic remedies — but with no success. Then one day, she received advice to adopt a plant-based vegan diet. Since making the dietary switch, she says her flare-ups have completely stopped.
“I would get this feeling like my blood was bubbling with heat, then a bone, deep itch in my skin that I could never reach even when I gave in and scratched it,” said Morgan. “It would get quite swollen, redden and I’ve have lots of red dots all over my skin – it was really hot and there wasn’t much I could do to cool it down, apart from take Dead Sea salt baths as often as I could.”
“After that my skin would ooze, that was pretty horrible,” she added.
Morgan told the press that she would oftentimes wake up with blood on her sheets and pajamas due to itching at night time. “Then there’s a heat which usually came off of my neck, arms and cheeks,” she said. “’In the next stage it would dry out, become scaly and flaky all over my face and body. The flaking stage lasts for days on end, there isn’t a great deal you can do when your skin is like this apart from moisturise, with a pure organic oil like almond or avocado.”
Morgan tried doctor-prescribed steroids, but that only worsened the symptoms. “’It was out of control, over my face and arms, I’d never had it on my legs before too,” she said. “’It was really hard to deal with, in the past I have felt lonely, awkward, low, uncomfortable, antisocial, ugly, anxious, the list goes on.”
“There’s no hiding it really, which makes you feel self-conscious and awkward in social situations,” Morgan added. After steroids failed to improve her skin, she worked with naturopathic and other alternative specialists and began cutting out certain foods from her diet, such as alcohol, wheat and dairy. Even this did little to combat the breakouts.
Finally, after adopting a strict vegan diet that omits all animal products (including dairy, meat, eggs and seafood), Morgan says her skin is healthier than ever. Commenting on the diet, she said:
“It’s a very, very restrictive diet but I feel the best I have done in a long time. It got to the point where I was prepared to do anything to get better again. At the moment I’m trying to stick to my raw vegan diet, I don’t eat any grains and 80 per cent of everything I eat is raw. I’ve seen results since day one and although it’s a tough diet to follow it seems to be worth it, I just hope I can maintain it. Before, I felt like eczema had taken my life away, but I am now determined to get it back and be able to live a normal life like before my flare-ups. have enough creams and lotions to open a pharmacy, but now since discovering my new diet I’m choosing to keep everything as natural as possible.”
“I am a true believer that the correct diet can cure any disease or illness,” Morgan said.
North Korea on Tuesday claimed it successfully test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential game-changing development in what may be the world’s most dangerous nuclear standoff and, if true, a direct rebuke to U.S. President Donald Trump’s earlier declaration that such a test “won’t happen!”
The launch appeared to be North Korea’s most successful missile test yet. A U.S. scientist examining the height and distance said the missile could potentially be powerful enough to reach Alaska.
At some point in time, whether now, or a thousand years from now, disclosure of what the government knows about extraterrestrial life will have to happen. A secret this big simply cannot be kept, especially as the space program becomes privatized and more people have access to the heavens and to the data we’ve collected in the past. In many ways, we’ve been experiencing disclosure lite, as information slowly creeps out from many sources.
A video just released by the global hacker collective Anonymous, claims that NASA has essentially done just that after NASA’s recent announcement that many planets very similar to earth have been found in our own galaxy. Anonymous claims that an associate administrator of NASA and accompanying comments are akin to disclosure, and that a more public briefing is forthcoming.
“Anonymous’ claim is based on a number of recent NASA discoveries coupled with comments made by one of the agency’s spokesmen during a congressional hearing titled ‘Advances in the Search for Life,’ in April.
Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, told the hearing that NASA’s recent advances, such as the discovery of hydrogen in Saturn’s moon Enceladus and the Hubble team’s promising results from the oceans of Jupiter’s moon, Europa, are promising signs that we’re closer than ever to discovering evidence of alien life.
“Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are specifically searching for evidence of alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history,” said Zurbuchen during the hearing of the committee on American Science, Space and Technology.” [RT]
In the age of disinformation, propaganda and top-down control, we have long foreseen the likelihood that disclosure will be a propagandized phony announcement, staged as a false flag to give we earthlings yet another reason to demand more authority from government. If NASA should truly disclose the discovery of life on other planets, the announcement would have to be scrutinized as another plot to manipulate human beings, as NASA is itself an organization highly suspect for the role it plays in enabling the deep state as an arm of the military industrial complex.
Furthermore, as this revelation comes from Anonymous, even more suspicion is warranted, for we have seen how the new world order has attempted to hijack this organization, and as mainstream media outlets report on this story as having been released by anonews, it is important to remember that this organization is merely a blog and a facebook page created to generate web traffic and personal income by seizing on a well recognized brand. In other words, the messengers here are highly suspect but the message in this case is curious considering that so many bits of disclosure have been happening recently.\
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President Trump announced early Friday morning that he was sending federal help to Chicago in an effort to quell the city’s gun violence.
“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” he tweeted.
According to Chicago Police Department (CPD) records, there have been 1,360 shooting incidents and 1,703 shooting victims in the city so far in 2017.
The CPD and the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the launch of the new “Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force” Friday afternoon at a press conference.
“Preventing crime and reducing gun violence won’t be solved by one strategy. It’s about working together as a city, as a state and as a country to focus our efforts on smart and effective solutions,” First Deputy Supt. Kevin Navarro said at CPD headquarters.
The specialized team will include Chicago police officers, Illinois state troopers, federal agents and intelligence analysts, as well as federal and state prosecutors. Their mission will be to stop the illegal gun trafficking in Chicago and bring repeat gun offenders to justice.
Law enforcement leaders from city, state and federal levels presented the new strike force as a multifaceted, ongoing and collaborative effort — not the effort or idea of one person.
When asked if Trump is “correct in taking credit for these initiatives,” Navarro said that conversations about the new strike force started under former President Barack Obama.
“One thing I can say regarding that is these discussions with the superintendent have gone back to actually November, so we’ve had two administrations that the superintendent has been dealing with in terms of getting extra assistance from ATF,” he said.
CPD credited ATF Special Agent in Charge Celinez Nunez with developing the concept of the strike force after Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson met with Justice Department officials in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.
Tim Jones, the commander of the newly formed strike force, confirmed that ATF has already taken several steps to move resources and personnel, including 20 ATF agents, to Chicago for this effort: “We are a service-oriented agency and we are excited to help in any way we can.”
When contacted by Yahoo News, a CPD spokesperson said he could not comment on the accuracy of the president’s claim that he sent federal help to Chicago.
Regardless of his role in the new undertaking, Trump has made Chicago’s gun violence a fixture in his campaign rallies, television interviews and Twitter feed. He would regularly blame the city’s cycles of violence on its strict gun-control laws and what he perceived to be Obama’s ineffectiveness. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday she thinks crime in Chicago is “driven by morality more than anything else.”
Last year was the deadliest in Chicago in nearly two decades. According to data from the CPD, there were 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims. Police say 2017 has seen 14 percent fewer shootings so far.
Acting U.S. Attorney Joel Levin, speaking at the strike force announcement, said there are two things upon which everyone assembled can agree: Significant progress has been made to stop violence in Chicago, but it still continues at an unacceptable level.
“It is a battle that can only be fought with all hands on deck. That is state, federal and local law enforcement,” he said. “As a representative of federal law enforcement, we very much appreciate the important role that we have in this effort.”
According to Johnson, this is not just a new strategy or tactic, but a foundational change for crime fighting throughout Chicago. He wants to hold accountable “the small subset of individuals and gangs” disproportionally driving violence.
“From the new tech-based nerve centers in police districts which leverage gunshot detection technology, crime cameras and predictive analytics; to stiffer penalties for repeat gun offenders and a new prosecution model for homicides which will create stronger criminal cases; CPD is committed to making every neighborhood in Chicago safer,” Johnson said in a statement.
The law enforcement officials declined to criticize Trump when journalists further questioned whether Trump “deserves credit” for the strike force. But they did repeatedly emphasize that it is a collaborative effort across various levels of law enforcement.
After the press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a statement praising Trump for “his commitment to enforcing our laws and keeping our communities safe.”
“The Trump administration will not let the bloodshed go on; we cannot accept these levels of violence. That’s why, under President Trump’s strong leadership, we have created the Chicago Gun Strike Force,” Sessions said.
On the campaign trail, Trump promised that he would swiftly stop the street violence throughout the U.S. if elected president.
“Law and order” became a major theme of Trump’s campaign last summer. The killing of five police officers in Dallas was fresh in the nation’s mind when he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination in July 2016.
“I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon, and I mean very soon, come to an end,” Trump told the crowd. “Beginning on January 20th of 2017, safety will be restored.”
At a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 18, he vowed: “If I’m elected president this chaos and violence will end and it will end very, very quickly.”
In January, Trump promised on Twitter that he would “send in the Feds” if Chicago couldn’t “fix” the horrible “carnage” plaguing its streets. This was just one of many tweets in which Trump lamented the violence and pushed for law enforcement — either at the local or federal level — to take more decisive actions.
Crime is out of control, and rapidly getting worse. Look what is going on in Chicago and our inner cities. Not good!
The woman, Pilar Abel, is a tarot card reader who has been claiming that she is the illegitimate daughter of Dali since 2007. According to Abel, her mother worked as Dali’s maid in the 1950’s and the two of them began a secret affair that begat Abel.
Abel even claims to resemble Dali, with “the only thing missing is the moustache”. She claims to have undergone DNA testing in 2007 using retained specimens from Dali’s body, but she claims that she never got the results. This, Abel claims, is evidence that the results turned up positive.
Dali died in 1989 at age 84 and is buried in Figueres, the small city in Girona, Spain in which he was born. The court claimed that the exhumation was intend “to get samples of his remains to determine whether he is the biological father of a woman from Girona (in northeastern Spain) who filed a claim to be recognised as the daughter of the artist.”
“The DNA study of the painter’s corpse is necessary due to the lack of other biological or personal remains with which to perform the comparative study,” the court continued.
If Abel is found to the true daughter of Dali, she may be entitled to as much as 25 percent of his estate. It would also make Abel the only known child of Dali, who had a phobia of sex and was rumored to have died a virgin.
Dali practiced an open marriage with his wife Gala, and while she slept with several men it was never confirmed to have had sex with anyone. Others have claimed that Dali was in a romance with the openly-gay poet Federico Garcia Lorca.