472. A Sign from Above?

This issue looks at Israel’s perplexing recent actions, news from the Israel Project, the Vatican lightning strike, and the latest news in the gun-control debate.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION

Two Stark Suicidal Examples of How Israel is Israel’s Worst Enemy (Helping Turkey Destroy Israel?!)
Debbie Schlussel reports: As I’ve always said, the worst enemies of the Jews are the Jews.

AWACS Early Warning Plane

Far-left Jews, liberal Jews, and any other Jews who have a desire to display self-loathing, self-hatred, and flat-out anti-Semitism. And, in that same vein, the worst enemy of Israel is usually . . . Israel. So it goes with Israel’s decision to do two absurd things: 1) give anti-Israel, pro-HAMAS Turkey the equipment to strengthen the abilities of Turkey’s AWACS planes, and 2) give Barack Obama some silly, completely false, and undeserved award. The latter, the award to Obama, is predictable, though, because it’s being given out by Israel’s biggest enemy from within: far-left, warmed over President Shimon Peres, the non-brains behind the Oslo Accords and other suicidal moves by Israel. As I’ve told you, time and again, the guy is a disaster and a perpetual schmuck to Israel. Read more.

News from the Israel Project
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon warned that Iran is copying North Korea in order to develop its own nuclear weapons capabilities and the U.N. Security Council must take “firm, decisive and effective” action. His comments came as press reports revealed Iran’s nuclear chief was present in North Korea last week when Pyongyang, known for having one of the worst human rights records on the planet, conducted its third nuclear bomb test in violation of international treaties.

Russian expressions of continued support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad have analysts and diplomats worried that Moscow’s policies may undermine a new Western push, outlined this week by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, to end Syria’s two-year conflict. European Union nations have become increasingly vocal in criticizing Russia’s role in propping up Assad and thereby extending the Syrian conflict.

Egypt is sending a security delegation to Israel this week to discuss a range of security issues including the ongoing implementation of the Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Hamas that ended last November’s Operation Pillar of Defense.The Israeli campaign came after weeks of escalatory rocket and missile fire by Hamas-led groups, targeting Israeli civilians and utilizing increasingly sophisticated weaponry.

Sources in the Free Syrian Army, the main armed group fighting to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad, are announcing that its soldiers have bombed two Hezbollah compounds, one in Syria and another in the Lebanese town of Hermel. If confirmed, the development may mark a critical turn in Syria’s two-year war, bearing out fears that the increasingly sectarian conflict would spill over across Syria’s borders.

IT’S NEWS TO ME

A Sign from Above? Vatican Struck by Lightning Hours after Pope Stands Down
The Sun reports: ST PETER’S was struck by lightning in a freak display of nature that could have been seen as a sign from God. The Vatican’s holiest church was hit with the high-powered bolt just hours after the Pope resigned. Rome was lit up as a powerful electric storm passed through the city and cameras caught the moment a ferocious bolt zig-zagged through the night sky before striking the roof of the famous basilica. Read more.

THE LATEST GUN-CONTROL NEWS
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Feds Buy Two Billion Rounds of Ammunition
Breitbart reports: Something strange is going on. Federal non-military agencies have bought two billion rounds of ammunition in the last 10 months. The Obama Administration says that federal law enforcement agents need the ammunition for “mandatory quarterly firearms qualifications and other training sessions.” Read more.

Missouri Democrats Introduce Bill to Confiscate Assault Weapons in 90 Days
Last Resistance reports: While everyone’s attention is on President Obama and the federal government’s attempt to strip Americans of the Second Amendment rights, politicians at the state level are trying to enact their own anti-gun laws without the general public knowing it. Missouri Democrats have proposed a bill that would require everyone in the state who owns an assault weapon and/or high capacity magazine to turn them in within 90 days of the passage of the bill. Read more.

Chicago Police Chief: 2nd Amendment Danger to Public Safety
Teaparty.org reports: Chicago’s Chief of Police, who previously blamed “government-sponsored racism” and Sarah Palin for Chicago’s gun violence, declared that the lawful exercise of the Second Amendment was a threat to public safety. Read more.

WA Dems Sponsor Bill Allowing Police to Search Gunowners’ Homes
(Seattle Times) – One of the major gun-control efforts in Olympia this session calls for the sheriff to inspect the homes of assault-weapon owners. The bill’s backers say that was a mistake. Forget police drones flying over your house. How about police coming inside, once a year, to have a look around? Read more.

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