Netanyau: Israel anticipating Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’The PM expressed optimism regarding Trump’s proposal in a meeting with US VP Pence during historic Mideast conference in Warsaw, which found the Israeli leader sitting beside and among many Arab diplomats.
The IDF and the US European Command (USEUCOM) held a joint exercise, codenamed Juniper Falcon, that concluded Thursday. The two militaries examined a scenario in which an attack by Israel on Iranian interests in Syria or Lebanon elicits an Iranian retaliatory missile strike with the US coming to Israel’s’ aid.
Washington (AFP) – NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay.Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans to speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies.”It’s important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible,” said Bridenstine in a meeting at NASA’s Washington headquarters, adding he hoped to have astronauts back there by 2028.
A team of researchers who have built an artificially-intelligent writer say they are withholding the technology as it might be used for “malicious” purposes.OpenAI, based in San Francisco, is a research institute backed by Silicon Valley luminaries including Elon Musk and Peter Thiel.It shared some new research on using machine learning to create a system capable of producing natural language, but in doing so the team expressed concern the tool could be used to mass-produce convincing fake news.Which, to put it another way, is of course also an admission that what its system puts out there is unreliable, made-up rubbish. Still, when it works well, the results are impressively realistic in tone – which is why I’ve shared a sample of it below.
India has said it will ensure the “complete isolation” of Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed 46 paramilitary police in Indian-administered Kashmir.It claims to have “incontrovertible evidence” of its neighbour’s involvement but has not provided it.Pakistan denies any role in the attack by militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad, which is based on its soil.Thursday’s bombing of the convoy was the deadliest attack on Indian forces in the region for decades.Federal Minister Arun Jaitley said India would take “all possible diplomatic steps” to cut Pakistan off from the international community.But a Pakistani minister has asked India to reveal their evidence, and offered to help them investigate the attack.
Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz on Thursday said the Department of Justice’s discussions to employ the 25th Amendment to oust President Trump– if true– amounted to an attempted coup.Dershowitz appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” to give his take on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s descriptions of Justice Department meetings where he said officials discussed ousting the president.“If [McCabe’s comments are] true, it is clearly an attempt at a coup d’état,” Dershowitz said.Evoking the 25th Amendment, Dershowitz added, would be a fundamental misuse of its original purpose. He said it was originally “about Woodrow Wilson having a stroke. It’s about a president being shot and not being able to perform his office.”
Christians, Jews, and Muslims have been battling over mountaintop land in Jerusalem for centuries. Recent attempts at a rational, politically negotiated solution have all ended badly. Perhaps what politicians should do is reference prophetic sources which describe in great detail the end-of-days Temple Mount agenda for all concerned.When most people think of the Temple Mount they consider one building; the golden Dome of the Rock built by the Muslims in the Seventh Century. The Temple Mount Compound is actually quite large, comprised of 144,000 sq. m./37 acres of land, most of it either empty or covered in trees planted in the last few decades. Though Israeli and international law mandates allowing equality of religions and universal prayer at the site, the Israeli police cite security concerns for restricting the right to pray only to Muslims