A Historic Deal, Graham's Warning, Defending Criminal Aliens

Thursday, August 13, 2020
A Historic Deal
President Trump today announced a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Yes, the same President Trump who the left claims is incompetent and mocked around the world. 
Dubbed the "Abraham Accord," both nations are agreeing to full diplomatic relations, including trade, tourism and the establishment of embassies. This marks the first peace treaty between Israel and an Arab country in more than 25 years and only the third such deal. Egypt and Jordan also have peace treaties with Israel.
Here is an excerpt from the White House statement:
"This normalization of relations and peaceful diplomacy will bring together two of America's most reliable and capable regional partners.  Israel and the United Arab Emirates will join with the United States to launch a Strategic Agenda for the Middle East to expand diplomatic, trade, and security cooperation. 
"Along with the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates share a similar outlook regarding the threats and opportunities in the region, as well as a shared commitment to promoting stability through diplomatic engagement, increased economic integration, and closer security coordination. 
"Today's agreement will lead to better lives for the peoples of the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the region."
Graham's Warning
In previous reports I told you about Pastor John MacArthur's bold stand against the left-wing bureaucrats who are trying to shut down his church. Other pastors are fighting back too. Now Rev. Franklin Graham is sounding the alarm. 
In an interview this week, Graham warned, "Our country is deteriorating. . . It's incredible what the socialists are doing in this country. . ." 
He noted how communist nations shut down churches and silenced pastors, and he warned that similar things are happening here now between the pandemic and the cancel culture.
"The politicians are going to have to see the church in a big way," Graham said. "Otherwise they will never respect us and they will shut us up and shut us down."
He's absolutely right!
Men and women of faith cannot be bystanders in the culture war. 
Defending Criminal Aliens
Last night so-called "progressives" blocked the streets of Bend, Oregon, in order to prevent federal ICE agents from removing two criminal illegal aliens. The protest spanned several hours, and local authorities made it absolutely clear that they stood with the criminal aliens.
Bend Police essentially apologized to the mob. Chief Mike Krantz noted that his officers were not helping ICE in any way whatsoever, and that they were only on the scene "to allow free speech and a peaceful area to assemble." 
Bend Mayor Sally Russell tweeted her opposition to the ICE arrests, adding, "I am very worried for everyone in our community, and especially our Latinx community."
By the way, Sally Russell is not a "Latinx." Three-quarters of Hispanics have never heard the term "Latinx" and only 3% of Hispanics actually use it. 
Not to be outdone, District Attorney John Hummel tweeted, "I've never been so disgusted by my government and so proud of my community."
Really? Because I suspect there are a lot of law-abiding Oregonians who would be disgusted that local government officials are shielding criminal aliens. That's nothing to be proud of.
If the mayor, the DA and the police chief aren't willing to enforce the law, they should resign or be impeached! Thankfully, someone is enforcing the law and that would be President Trump. 
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli issued a strong statement insisting that getting criminal aliens who threaten public safety off the streets was part of ICE's mission. 
Cuccinelli also warned, "ICE will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of its officers and detainees, and will vigorously pursue prosecution against anyone who puts them in harm's way."
It is disturbing how so many progressives think they are justified in essentially seceding from the rest of the country because they don't like certain federal laws. 
Well, the truth is that Americans overwhelmingly reject sanctuary city policies, and they want criminal illegal aliens out of the country.
Good News
Weekly unemployment claims fell more than expected. Economists had predicted 1.1 million new unemployment claims and the figure came in at 963,000. That marks the first time that weekly unemployment claims were below one million since the pandemic began 20 weeks ago. 
That means there is some growth in the economy, and it's all the more amazing as it comes at a time when some states are shutting down again to fight Covid-19.
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