This issue looks at the Iran deal, the latest moves by the left to stifle Christians, and more.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
Netanyahu on Iran deal: The more you read it, the worse it gets
Timesofisrael.com reports:Inspections clause is farcical, sanctions snap-back clause is incomprehensible, and a major Iranian terror chief, Qassem Soleimani, has been removed from the terror list, PM protests. Read more.
Christian IDF soldier attacked by Muslim mob
Jerusalem Prayer Team reports: On his way to report for duty this weekend, an Aramean Christian IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldier was attacked by a mob of 10 Muslims who severely beat him, leaving him bloody and bruised. It was at least the twelfth time this year that a Christian member of the IDF was attacked. It is unclear whether they are being especially singled out as targets, but the growing number of such attacks makes it increasingly likely that something is going on.
News from The Israel Project
Leaders from across the political spectrum in Israel have denounced the Iran nuclear deal. On Tuesday, Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog, who heads the left-wing Zionist Union, stated, “The agreement that was signed with the Iranian kingdom of terror is a dangerous agreement” that “endangers our security interests.” His comments echo those of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who declared the deal to be “a historic mistake” that “gives Iran a path to a nuclear arsenal.”
Everything you need to know about the Iran nuclear deal, in one graphic:
How Israel Might Destroy Iran’s Nuclear Program
Danielpipes.org reports: The Vienna deal has been signed and likely will soon be ratified, which raises the question: Will any government intervene militarily to stop the nearly inevitable Iranian nuclear buildup? Obviously it will not be the American or Russian governments or any of the other four signatories. Practically speaking, the question comes down to Israel, where a consensus holds that the Vienna deal makes an Israeli attack more likely. But no one outside the Israeli security apparatus, including myself, knows its intentions. That ignorance leaves me free to speculate as follows. Read more.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Iran Prez Rouhani: “We Did It! All Our Goals Materialized;” Obama: Time to Negotiate with ISIS
Debbie Schlussel reports: There’s a reason Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is laughing and smiling. He got everything he wanted from the “all powerful” America. America got . . . squat. No, worse than squat because we’ve now stopped all sanctions and everything else. So we gave up a lot . . . to help the enemy (well, our enemy, but not Barack Obama’s-he loves ’em and every other Islamic power). Read more.
Democrats Want to Ban Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’
Patriotupdate.com reports: Now that compulsory gay marriage is the law of the land thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, liberals are reaching out from that decision to see where else they can force the gay lobby’s agenda on the country. Next up is a war against the words “husband” and “wife” because they are somehow “anti-gay.” California Congresscritter Lois Capps is now leading the charge to try to get the two words expunged from federal law. Read more.
Minors Can Get Sex Change Without Parental Consent
Patriotupdate.com reports: Never mind death panels under Obamacare. Instead try to wrap your mind around a different panel of experts, this one with the authority to grant your 15-year-old’s request to undergo sex reassignment surgery – and without your knowledge, much less your consent. Read more.
Study Predicts Earth Heading into Mini Ice Age
Visiontoamerica.com reports: A new study claims that sometime between 2030 and 2040, the sun’s energy cycles will cancel each other out and produce a mini ice age on planet Earth. So much for the science of global warming being settled. Professor Valentina Zharkova discussed the findings at a National Astronomy Meeting in Wales. So far, the new model has been producing more accurate predictions than was previously possible, according to the Daily Mail. Read more.
What are they Hiding? Military Bans Media from Jade Helm 15 Exercises!
Eaglerising.com reports: Embedded reporters won’t be permitted at any point during the exercise, in which military officials say that secretive Special Operations troops will maneuver through private and publicly owned land in several southern states. Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, a spokesman for Army Special Operations Command, said his organization is considering allowing a small number of journalists to view selected portions of the exercise later this summer, but nothing is finalized. Read more.
How Obama Supports the Troops – Leaked Documents: 238,000 Veterans Died Waiting for Health Care
Freedomoutpost.com reports: Recent leaked documents indicate that nearly one-third of veterans who were backlogged by the Obama Department of Veteran Affairs died while waiting for treatment. Read more.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE