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Will Trump expose the UN fraud on former Palestine boundaries?

The UN published a propaganda study filled with selective information in 1978, this in order to cast doubt on Israel’s legality.

The truth:

“At the end of the first part of the publication, ostensibly dealing with the period of the Palestine Mandate, there appear a number of maps. The one map that is conspicuously absent is the official map of the Palestine Mandate which, until 1946, included Transjordan on the east bank of the Jordan River. This map was omitted because it does not fit into the PLO’s own scheme, as it would show too clearly that a Palestinian Arab state has already been in existence for 32 years on more than three quarters of the territory of mandated Palestine – that is, the state now called Jordan. That embarrassment is eliminated in this purportedly scholarly and impartial publication by the simple expedient of eliminating the map.”

Two  States exist in former Palestine today: Arab Jordan – created in 1946 in about 78% of former Palestine –  and Jewish Israel – created in 1948 in about 17% of that territory. These two states remain pivotal to ending the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict.

Trump may be ready to set the UN fabricated record straight when his peace plan is released.

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Israel – Knesset members to be sworn-in

Members of the Knesset, both old and new, will arrive at the Knesset accompanied by their families starting at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

They will then be photographed with the certificate, and then an official photograph will be taken that will accompany them during their tenure in official Knesset publications.

At 3:00 p.m., a reception will begin in the presence of all members of the Knesset and their families. For the first time in the history of the Knesset, the honor guard of the Knesset Guard will receive President Reuven Rivlin.

An hour later, at 4:00 p.m., Rivlin will open the special Knesset gathering, will invite Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to declare his allegiance and then transfer the chairmanship of the meeting to him.

Ecuador sold out Julian Assange to get US approval for lavish IMF loan

Ecuador doesn’t have its own currency. It uses the US dollar. Ecuador now only issues its own centavo coins (ecuadorian centavo coins were introduced in 2000 when Ecuador converted its currency from the sucre to the U.S. dollar).

‘You can’t get an IMF loan unless the United States approves it’ – upon agreement to remove Julian from the Embassy.

In late February, Ecuador has reached a $4.2 billion staff-level financing deal with the IMF to keep its struggling economy afloat.

Less than two months later, Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno revoked Assange’s political asylum. The publisher and journalist was detained by the UK police, which dragged him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

‘He respected us’: Ex-consul debunks MSM claims Assange had issues with Ecuador’s embassy staff.

Startup says time is ripe for fleets of drones to help farmers pick fruit

Fewer and fewer people work in agriculture globally, and just 1 percent or so of all Israeli workers are employed in the field, according to the World Bank.

Now, Gedera area-based Tevel Aerobotics Technologies says it has come up with an automated flying machine that can do the labor-intensive fruit-picking quickly and efficiently, taking over from humans in the orchards and greenhouses.

Tevel’s machine integrates artificial intelligence vision, balancing, maneuvering and perception algorithms, along with mechanical features, sensors and a strong processor.

Tevel’s prototype is able to recognize fruit types according to their size, color, and ripeness, making it sensitive to the kind of fruit is picking. So far, it can detect oranges and many varieties of apples, and will be able to pick many other kinds of fruit in the future, including mangoes and avocados.

Various gripper-models have been developed for each kind of fruit and for other specific tasks, like also pruning and leaf-thinning tasks in orchards and greenhouses.

The cost of the technology will be competitive and that the company’s immediate market — for apple and orange harvesting in the US and Europe — is worth some $5 billion. The worldwide market for fruit picking amounts to some $500 billion per year.

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies was founded in August 2016 and employs around 15 people.

Passover: some of the women in IDF combat units remaining on guard across Israel during the holiday

They are fearless. They are strong. They are women who serve in some of the toughest combat units in the IDF.

This group of women dedicated their lives to serving their country, to protecting their country come rain or shine, war or peace, and that dedication remains unaffected by Jewish holidays and special occasions.

These women serve in the IDF combat units, and they are spending their Passover on base or on guard, keeping the country and its citizens secure during this unique time for the Jewish people.

Those remaining behind during Passover still feel the happiness of the holiday: “Another really special thing that happens is families from the settlements and towns in the area will bring the soldiers on guard duty food and something sweet to say ‘thank you.”

Image: A female soldier from the Home Front Command in action (Credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

French Police Alert Notre Dame’s Neighbours of Lead CONTAMINATION After Blaze

According to the probe, lead was found in areas adjacent to the cathedral, noting that it was “very localised” and “notably on premises that may have been standing open at the time of the fire, and where dust had settled”.

The police added that public areas under threat for potential lead contamination have been shut down and will not be reopened until lead levels stabilise.

The announcement comes as the French environmental campaigners, Robin des Bois, reported that some 300 tonnes of lead from Notre Dame’s roof and spire had melted in the conflagration. The group called on the authorities to detoxify the debris produced in the disaster.

Orthodox Christians mark ‘Holy Fire’ Easter ceremony in Jerusalem

During the annual ceremony dating back at least 1,200 years, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus’s tomb.

They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with “holy fire” as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame’s source are a closely guarded secret.

Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on Sunday.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the rest of the Old City lies in East Jerusalem, captured by Israel from its Jordanian occupiers in the Six Day War of 1967 and later annexed by Israel.

The Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic denominations share custody of the church.

Christians made up more than 18 percent of the population of the Holy Land when Israel was founded in 1948, but now form less than two percent, mostly Orthodox.

Image: Christian Orthodox worshippers light their candles from the‘Holy Fire’as they gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 27, 2019 during the Orthodox Easter. (THOMAS COEX / AFP)

WordPress 5.2 Pushed Back to May 7

WordPress 5.2 was originally scheduled to be released on April 30, but has now been pushed back to May 7, due to the number of open tickets last week (43). There is now only one ticket remaining on the 5.2 milestone for completion.

WordPress 5.2 will introduce a new admin interface for Site Health under the Tools menu. It runs tests that deliver results categorized as critical, recommended, or good, along with action items for users to improve their settings. The Information tab was added for basic debugging and provides information about the website and server setup.

A new feature called “fatal error recovery mode” is also included in this release. It pauses themes or plugins that are causing a fatal error and puts the site into recovery mode so the user can still access the admin to troubleshoot the issue. Users should experience fewer “white screen of death” situations with this new feature in place.

Rich give cash for Notre Dame, Yellow Vests demand money to rebuild society.

Billionaires and corporate CEOs discovering their inner Jesus Christ is one of the more unedifying sights you will see, yet this is the sight we have been treated to over the sad plight to befall this internationally renowned landmark.

We learn that “Even before the smoke had cleared, luxury goods magnate Francois-Henri Pinault announced his family would donate 100 million euros ($112 million) to the effort [to rebuild Notre Dame]. Not to remain on the sidelines, his rival Bernard Arnault — the chief executive of LVMH and the richest man in Europe — pledged twice that amount on Tuesday morning. The Bettencourt Meyers family, which controls L’Oreal, quickly matched that pledge. And Patrick Pouyanne, chief of executive of French oil giant Total, offered another $112 million.

Hurling an inconvenient truth into the midst of this gushing outpouring of billionaire and corporate largesse is Philippe Martinez, head of the France’s CGT trade union. Martinez makes the point that “If they can give tens of millions to rebuild Notre Dame, then they should stop telling us there is no money to help with the social emergency.

Billionaires and global corporations are to the preservation of cultural heritage today what Attila the Hun was to tourism in his time.

By the way, Jesus, changing tack for a moment, was a revolutionary – indeed a communist before the word was invented.

When we have a situation in which more than a billion dollars is made readily available to rebuild a cathedral but nothing to rebuild broken countries, such as Syria, where countless churches and places of worship, located in some of the oldest Christian communities anywhere on the planet, were destroyed and desecrated by Salafi-jihadi hordes, it is time not only to press reset but to level a rage-filled j’accuse at Western governments, such as the French government.

China plans to build Moon station ‘within the next decade’

China plans to send a manned mission to the Moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported on Wednesday.

Beijing is aiming to achieve space superpower status.

It became the first nation to land a rover on the far side of the Moon in January and now plans to build a scientific research station on the Moon’s south pole within the next 10 years, China National Space Administration head Zhang Kejian said during a speech marking “Space Day,” according to Xinhua.

The official confirmed that a fourth lunar probe, the Chang’e-5, will be launched by the end of the year. Beijing also plans to launch a Mars probe by 2020.

Originally scheduled to collect Moon samples in the second half of 2017, the Chang’e-5 was delayed after its planned carrier, the powerful Long March 5 Y2 rocket, failed during a separate launch in July 2017.

China on Wednesday also announced its Long March-5B rocket will make its maiden flight in the first half of 2020, carrying the core parts of a planned space station, AFP said.

The Tiangong—or “Heavenly Palace”—will go into orbit in 2022, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said.

It is set to replace the International Space Station—a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan—which is due to be retired in 2024.

Beijing last week also said it would launch an asteroid exploration mission and invited collaborators to place their experiments on the probe.

The current Chang’e-4 Moon lander carried equipment from Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.


Image: China became the first nation to land a rover on the far side of the Moon when its Chang’e-4 touched down in January

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