Senior Intel officer removed after controversial comments on China

Senior Intel officer removed after controversial comments on China - November 10, 2014 (Navy Times)
A senior Navy intelligence leader whose provocative comments this year about Chinese bellicosity stirred an international controversy has been shelved in the wake of an investigation into his conduct.

Ten Indian women die and dozens critical after mass sterilization

Ten Indian women die and dozens critical after mass sterilization - November 11, 2014 (The Telegraph)
Ten women have died in India and dozens more are in hospital, many in a critical condition after a state-run mass sterilization, a local official said Tuesday.

Common Core Boosts Homeschooling

Common Core Boosts Homeschooling - November 08, 2014 (Truth in Academia)
“Home-school growth in North Carolina has surged the past two school years. There was a net gain of 7,603 home schools in the 2013-14 school year with a projected net enrollment increase of 10,194 students.”

New idea to defeat ISIS: call it something else

New idea to defeat ISIS: call it something else - October 28, 2014 (CNS News)
A global effort to counter claims by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) that it is acting in the name of Islam must include a counter-narrative that highlights “our profound respect” for the religion, the administration’s point man in the anti-ISIS coalition said this week.

Russia’s bombers to conduct regular patrols, ranging from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico

Russia’s bombers to conduct regular patrols, ranging from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico - November 12, 2014 (Canada News)
In a show of military muscle amid tensions with the West, Russia will send long-range strategic bombers on regular patrol missions across the globe, from the Arctic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, a top official said Wednesday.

ISIS Snuffs Out Ancient Christianity

ISIS Snuffs Out Ancient Christianity - November 01, 2014 (Gatestone Institute)
During the Islamic State’s June invasion and consolidation of Mosul, Iraq–where Christians have been present since the first century—numerous atrocities against them were committed. Accordingly, the region is now reportedly empty of Christian presence.

The End of Evangelical Support for Israel?

The End of Evangelical Support for Israel? - November 03, 2014 (Jerusalem Channel)
The days of taking evangelical support for Israel for granted are over. As they are increasingly confronted with an evangelical-friendly, anti-Israel narrative, more and more of these Christians are turning against the Jewish state.

LOCKHEED: We Made A Huge Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion

LOCKHEED: We Made A Huge Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion - October 16, 2014 (Business Insider)
Lockheed Martin Corp said it had made a technological breakthrough in developing a power source based on nuclear fusion, and the first reactors, small enough to fit on the back of a truck, could be ready for use in a decade.

Netanyahu: “Jerusalem is our heart and soul and the foundation for our existence as a sovereign nation.”

Netanyahu: “Jerusalem is our heart and soul and the foundation for our existence as a sovereign nation.” - November 06, 2014 (Breaking Christian News)
On the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sends a powerful message to the world: “If there is one idea around which we have all united for hundreds and thousands of years, it is Jerusalem. Jerusalem is different than most world capitals: It is not just a capital city, it is our heart and soul and it is the foundation for our existence as a sovereign nation.”

Syrian opposition coaxing Islamists away from Israel border

Syrian opposition coaxing Islamists away from Israel border - November 02, 2014 (Times of Israel)
Having consolidated its fighting units under a unified command two months ago, the Free Syrian Army on the Golan Heights is coaxing Islamist opposition forces to leave the border area with Israel and fight the Assad regime further east, a Free Syrian Army member told The Times of Israel.

Is a Netanyahu-Obama accident waiting to happen?

Is a Netanyahu-Obama accident waiting to happen? - October 30, 2014 (Al-Monitor)
The end of October was a particularly prolific week for two dangerous collision courses. The first one is the continual road accident between the United States and Israel, or more precisely, between the White House and the prime minister’s office. The second one is the deteriorating relations between Palestinians and Jews in Jerusalem, mainly in connection to the world’s most volatile place — the Temple Mount.

Israel Partially Reopens Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel Partially Reopens Al-Aqsa Mosque - October 31, 2014 (Reuters)
Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more than a decade following violence on the streets.