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  1. (Worthy News) - In a video published by Islamic Jihad on Thursday, the Islamic militant group threatens Israel’s Defence Forces ahead of Friday’s "March of Return in Gaza." The video shows Islamic Jihad fighters lining up their sniper rifles on a staircase and then go on to target IDF soldiers and generals. “You’re killing our people in cold blood and think that you’re protected, but our snipers’ sights are on your top commanders,” a statement read at the end of the video. [ Source: i24 (Read More...) ] The post Islamic Jihad threatens Israeli soldiers and generals in video appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  2. (Worthy News) - Emails reviewed by Fox News from February 2016 suggest the FBI and DOJ worked together to craft a response to a key development in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, amid newly raised Republican concerns about a “concerning level of coordination” between the two agencies during the probe. The emails concern the period after 22 messages with "Top Secret" information were found on the former secretary of state's personal email server. Republican Rep. Mark Meadows cited them in a letter earlier this week claiming former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to Congress – in which he downplayed FBI-DOJ coordination on the Clinton case – may be at odds with documents suggesting “frequent” coordination. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ] The post New emails bolster GOP claims of FBI, DOJ 'coordination' on Clinton case response appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  3. (Worthy News) - Adolescents who practice religion regularly perform better in school than those adolescents who do not, finds a recent study performed by Dr. Ilana M. Horwitz at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Horwitz’s paper explores differences among the grade point averages (GPAs) of public school students based on their levels of religiosity. Horwitz bucketed the students into five different levels of religious adherence, from most religious to least religious: Abiders, Adapters, Assenters, Avoiders, and Atheists. She found the most religious kids had the highest GPAs. Horwitz defines that group, the “Abiders,” as those who “display high levels across all measured dimensions of religiosity and ‘abide’ by religion in a classic, institutional sense,” while Avoiders, true to their nomenclature, “avoid religious involvement and broader issues of the relevance of religion for their life.” Unlike the Atheist group, they believe in G-d, but participate far less in religious ceremonies and prayer. [ Source: Federalist (Read More...) ] The post Stanford Study: The Most Religious Kids Do Best In School appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  4. (Worthy News) - On Thursday, contemporaneous memos written by then-FBI director James Comey regarding meetings with President Trump were revealed to Congress…and within minutes, were leaked to the media. There wasn’t much in the memos we hadn’t already heard from Comey, of course. 1. Comey Leaked The Memos To Prompt A Special Counsel In The First Place. After Comey’s firing, he leaked the memos to a “close friend” so that the press would see them, intending to prompt a special counsel investigation into his firing. The theory was that the memos showed that Comey was hot on Trump’s trail on the Russia investigation, and that Trump fired Comey in order to obstruct justice. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee in June 2017, “I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.” But there’s nothing in the memos that suggests Trump was actually attempting to obstruct justice. [ Source: Daily Wire (Read More...) ] The post 6 Things You Need To Know About The Released Comey Memos appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  5. (Worthy News) - The renegotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement are "70-80 percent" complete and discussions on remaining issues could be completed in the next two to three weeks, Mexico's top economic official said Thursday. "I would say that 70 or 80 percent is already in black and white, but the most complex issues are still pending," Ildefonso Guajardo said, according to the Spanish-language newspaper Vanguardia. By "black and white," he meant that the details were in writing. Guajardo's optimistic assessment matches that of Trump administration officials. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the Washington Examiner last week the White House believes the talks could be wrapped up by the end of June. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ] The post NAFTA 70-80 percent done, Mexican negotiator says appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  6. (Worthy News) - In preparation for the expected protests and riots along the border between Israel and Gaza, the IDF dropped leaflets in Gaza on Friday morning warning residents of the Gaza Strip against trying to use violence against Israeli civilians and soldiers, as well as to damage, cross or even come near the border fence. The protests, titled the "March of Return," are expected to continue on Friday for the fourth consecutive week. The IDF Spokesman’s Office said: “The violent riots in the past weeks made use of civilians to cover terrorist acts against Israel’s security infrastructure and IDF forces. The IDF will not allow an attack on security infrastructure and the fence that protects Israeli citizens and will take action against anyone who tries to harm Israeli security.” [ Source: Ha'aretz (Read More...) ] The post Ahead of Border Protests, IDF Drops Leaflets Warning Gazans: 'Hamas Endangers Your Lives' appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  7. (Worthy News) - A senior U.S. official disclosed this week that American personnel have been stationed in the Lebanese Armed Forces, or LAF, a contested fighting force that is closely aligned with the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, according to testimony this week that has caused alarm in Congress and with regional experts. David Satterfield, an acting assistant secretary in the State Department's bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, informed Congress on Wednesday that the United States will continue to fund and arm the LAF despite mounting concerns it is being controlled by Hezbollah, which controls large swaths of Lebanese territory and its fighting forces. Satterfield disclosed to the surprise of many on Capitol Hill that the United States has "personnel working closely with and in the Lebanese Armed Forces," according to a transcript of his remarks. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More...) ] The post U.S. Personnel Embedded With Lebanese Forces, Raising Concern Of Hezbollah Penetration appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  8. (Worthy News) - U.S.-backed forces in Syria have a militant linked to the September 11 terrorist attacks in their custody, according to the Pentagon. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of militias in Syria, captured Mohammed Haydar Zammar a month ago, the Pentagon said Thursday, according to Reuters. “We can confirm that Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured more than a month ago by SDF partners as part of their ongoing operations to defeat ISIS inside Syria,” said Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, using an acronym for the Islamic State. [ Source: Time (Read More...) ] The post A Militant Linked to the 9/11 Attacks Has Been Captured by U.S.-Backed Forces in Syria appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  9. (Worthy News) - A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. The Meteorological Agency said Friday that Mount Io erupted Thursday for the first time since 1768, spewing smoke and ash high into the sky. The volcano is part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan's southern main island of Kyushu. Another volcano nearby also erupted violently in March for the first time in seven years. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ] The post Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  10. (Worthy News) - U.S. military strikes on Syria last week removed any moral obligation Russia had to withhold S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, according to RIA state news agency. Lavrov was also quoted as saying that, prior to the U.S. strikes on Syrian targets, Russia had told U.S. officials which areas of Syria represented “red lines” for Moscow, and the U.S. military action did not cross those lines. “Now, we have no moral obligations. We had the moral obligations, we had promised not to do it some 10 years ago, I think, upon the request of our known partners,” he said according to RIA. [ Source: Reuters (Read More...) ] The post Russia: U.S. strikes remove moral hurdles for S-300 missiles for Assad - RIA appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  11. (Worthy News) - Romania has begun efforts to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea announced on Thursday. If the move goes ahead it will make Romania the first European country to shift their embassy to the disputed city, following a controversial decision by the US to do so. Dragnea said the move would have "enormous symbolic value" and that Israel "has a strong international influence." [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More...) ] The post Romania to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem, says government appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  12. (Worthy News) - The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the use of taxpayer dollars to fund church repair projects that support religious activities is unconstitutional, even for historic preservation. The decision comes after a longstanding legal battle between the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Wisconsin-based atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation. Through its taxpayer-funded historic preservation trust fund, Morris County had granted $4.6 million to a dozen churches that used the money to repair stained glass windows with religious imagery, slate roofs, building towers and ventilation systems, according to NJ.com. [ Source: Christian Post (Read More...) ] The post New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Taxpayer Grants for Historic Houses of Worship Unconstitutional appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  13. (Worthy News) - Evangelical pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh will always have the scar on top of his head to remind him of the years that he was imprisoned, beaten and tortured for daring to advocate on behalf of indigent people groups being denied human rights by Vietnam's communist government. Having been arrested over 200 times for his human rights advocacy over a span of three decades, it wasn't until Chinh was jailed in 2011 and sentenced to 11 years' imprisonment for "undermining national solidarity" by violating a preaching ban in the Central Highlands that his persecution started gaining international attention. Thanks to pressure from the international community and the United States government, the founder of the Vietnamese People's Evangelical Fellowship was released last July 28 with six years still left to serve on the condition that he and his family leave the country. [ Source: Christian Post (Read More...) ] The post Pastor Jailed and Tortured for Preaching Shares Horrors Christian Prisoners Face in Vietnam appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  14. (Worthy News) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a past presidential candidate and a TV-savvy defender at a time when the White House is looking for ways to bring the president’s involvement with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to a close. The president has been weighing whether to sit for questioning by Mueller’s team, and his legal team has repeatedly met with investigators to define the scope of the questions he would face. Giuliani will enter those negotiations, filling the void left by attorney John Dowd, who resigned last month. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ] The post Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article
  15. (Worthy News) - The European Parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution that denounces Hamas as a terrorist group that uses human shields, calls for Israel’s destruction and “seems to aim at escalating tensions” at the Gaza-Israel border. The motion also calls for the release of Israeli citizens and the bodies of fallen soldiers held by the Palestinian terror group in the coastal enclave. The carefully calibrated text, which was the result of intense negotiations between the parliament’s various factions but was eventually jointly submitted by all major political groups, also backs calls for probes into Israel’s use of live ammunition to fend off protesters at the border and calls on Israel to exercise restraint. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ] The post In first, European Parliament condemns Hamas for terror, use of human shields appeared first on Worthy Christian News. View the full article