Saudi Leader Visits Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey meanwhile Hamas leader visits Hezbollah

Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Beirut on Tuesday afternoon leading a delegation from the terrorist movement, Hamas announced.

The delegation will meet with Lebanese officials and leaders and leaders of Palestinian factions in the country. Haniyeh will deliver a speech at the Islamic National Conference in Beirut as well. Source: Jerusalem Post

News Analysis: Why is Saudi leader MBS meeting with leaders in Egypt, Jordan and even Turkey this month?

Which brings us to MBS’s decision this week to travel to Egypt to meet with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, then to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah II, and then to Turkey to meet with President Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

The mission: to shore up Saudi Arabia’s regional alliances, and try to all get on the same page before Biden comes to town.

The meetings in Cairo and Amman will be interesting and important.

But the meeting in Ankara with Erdogan is going to be fascinating.


Because Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Turkey.

It was Turkish intelligence that bugged the Saudi consulate and thus uncovered the sickening plot by low- and mid-level Saudi operatives to drug, kill and then butcher Khashoggi.  Source: Arab News

‘Natural Immunity Wins Again’: Study Demonstrates Infection-Derived Immunity Likely Superior to COVID Vaccines

A new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine on June 9 found that protection from COVID-19 via natural immunity was superior to that of two doses of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine after the same amount of time elapsed among uninfected people.

“Natural immunity wins again,” Martin Adel Makary, M.D., M.P.H., a public policy researcher at Johns Hopkins University, wrote on Twitter, referring to the new study.

Natural immunity “protection was higher than that conferred after the same time had elapsed since receipt of a second dose of vaccine among previously uninfected persons,” concludes the study. Source: Epoch Times

Democrat congressman’s staffer caught defacing posters in Capitol complex, but DOJ won’t prosecute

Capitol Police caught Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Jake Auchincloss’s chief of staff defacing posters outside the Capitol complex office of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and referred him for criminal charges, but the same U.S. Attorney’s office that pursued the Jan. 6 defendants declined to approve an arrest warrant, according to police documents and interviews.

Capitol Police asked federal prosecutors back in March for an arrest warrant for Timothy Hysom, 51, a longtime Democrat congressional staffer who worked for Rep. Adam Schiff before rising to be Auchincloss’s top aide, after capturing Hysom on hidden camera security footage defacing Greene’s posters with stickers with religious messages, according to copy of the arrest warrant obtained by Just the News. Source: Just the News

Disney’s Woke ‘Lightyear’ Tanks at US Box Office, But Mainstream Media Can’t Seem to Figure Out Why

When Disney’s woke “Toy Story” spinoff/prequel “Lightyear” arrived in theaters Friday, it came trailing plenty of woke controversy in its wake.

The company made a big deal about reinserting a wholly extraneous scene featuring a lesbian kiss in the film as a rejoinder to Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Parental Rights in Education bill — you know, what progressives call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill (that has nothing to do with saying “gay”).

Fourteen foreign markets had already banned the picture and it seems unlikely the largest foreign market for U.S. films, China, will allow it to be released there without edits. (According to Vice, Disney has refused.)  Source: Western Journal

‘I literally lost organs:’ Why detransitioned teens regret changing genders

In recent years, the number of children experiencing gender dysphoria in the West has skyrocketed. Exact figures are difficult to come by, but, between 2009 and 2019, children being referred for transitioning treatment in the United Kingdom increased 1,000% among biological males and 4,400% among biological females. Meanwhile, the number of young people identifying as transgender in the US has almost doubled since 2017, according to a new Centers for Disease Control & Prevention report.

According to an online survey of detransitioners conducted by Dr. Lisa Littman last year, 40% said their gender dysphoria was caused by a mental-health condition and 62% felt medical professionals did not investigate whether trauma was a factor in their transition decisions.  Source: NY Post

Cross still stands after fire destroys Texas church: ‘A sight to behold’

A fire tore through a Texas church on Friday, leveling the building and destroying nearly everything inside – except for a cross that was still standing among the charred debris.

The fire broke out at the Balsora Baptist Church in Bridgeport and quickly consumed the structure, according to Wise County Emergency Services Department No. 2.

As the flames were put out and the smoke cleared, firefighters spotted the sign of hope still standing. Source: Fox News

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday.

FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.” — Source: Times of Israel

Op-Ed: Damascus airport strike reflects a shift in Israeli policy

The central goal of the Israeli Air Force’s alleged strike on Thursday night was not Iran, but Syria. By striking the runways at Damascus International Airport and suspending flights for hours, Israel may have sought to pressure Syrian President Basher Assad into adopting a more active and assertive position against Iran’s use of its territory and infrastructure to continue to smuggle arms to Hezbollah and various other powerful elements inside Syria.

In the seven years since it began, the IDF’s “campaign between the wars” has recorded quite a few achievements. The intelligence infiltration that allowed for thousands of attacks did serious harm to Iran’s plan to establish permanent bases and armed militias inside Syria, and significantly disrupted its weapons convoys to Hezbollah. On the other hand, it failed to dissuade the Iranians from continuing their efforts.

The aim now, therefore, is to exert further pressure via the Syrian government. To lead Assad to draw the conclusion that the direct price he will pay for Iran’s continued activity in his country will be higher than the price of confronting them. Source: JNS