LifeSite, a Pro-Life Christian News Outlet, Says It Was Blacklisted by Its Web Host

LifeSite, a Christian news site launched by the anti-abortion Campaign Life Coalition in 1997, was threatened with being blacklisted by its web host and was given 12 hours to find a new host.  LifeSite is the latest conservative website to be threatened with de-platforming from the internet in a wave of censorship.

LifeSite, a Christian pro-life news outlet, was allegedly blacklisted by its web host and given just 12 hours to find another host the website, or risk being offline.

“LifeSite just received an email at 8:30 p.m. EST from our web-hosting company alerting us that they will be taking our website down within 12 hours, if not sooner,” claimed LifeSite in a statement, Saturday. “We received absolutely no forewarning whatsoever about this decision.”

“Our web developer is scrambling right now to set up a possibly-needed temporary solution to keep the website live. However, we’re going to have to go through the ordeal and expense of moving server companies,” the news outlet continued. “We also intend to fight these attacks, which will carry significant legal costs.”

In an update made following the original statement, LifeSite added, “Our web developer was up all night implementing temporary measures to keep our site online even if our current web-hosting company followed through on its threat to shut down our services. We are extremely grateful for his hard work on a Saturday night. However, this is only a temporary solution. We are currently looking for a web-hosting company that will not cave to threats of this kind.”

On its website, LifeSite describes itself as a “non-profit Internet service dedicated to issues of culture, life, and family,” launched by the pro-life Campaign Life Coalition in 1997, which “emphasizes the social worth of traditional Judeo-Christian principles but is also respectful of all authentic religions and cultures that esteem life, family and universal norms of morality.”

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Israel Quietly Transferred $250 Million of Sophisticated Spy Systems to Its Secret Ally, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia and Israel reportedly negotiated in secret meetings, held in Washington DC and London, which led to a $250-million deal, including the transfer of Israeli espionage technologies to the kingdom.  The sale, which was confirmed by the Jerusalem Post, was unprecedented as the two nations still don’t even have official diplomatic relations, but continue a close behind-the-scenes alliance based on intelligence sharing, especially in places like Syria or even Yemen in order to “counter Iran”.  The timing of the alleged transfer is disturbing, given that news of it comes just as the Saudis have been exposed as spying on and murdering journalists, activists, and dissidents even as they reside in foreign countries.

A new bombshell report in the Jerusalem Post confirms that Israel and Saudi Arabia’s somewhat “quiet” but growing security relationship is far more extensive than previously thought, as it now includes a $250 million weapons deal.

This is unprecedented as the two nations still don’t even have official diplomatic relations, as the kingdom has yet to officially recognize the state of Israel, but continue a close behind the scenes alliance based on intelligence sharing especially in places like Syria or even Yemen in order to “counter Iran”.

According to the Jerusalem Post report:

Saudi Arabia and Israel held secret meetings which led to an estimated $250-million deal, including the transfer of Israeli espionage technologies to the kingdom, Israeli media reported on Sunday, citing an exclusive report by the United Arab Emirate news website Al-Khaleej.

The report goes on to describe the spy systems as “the most sophisticated systems Israel has ever sold to any Arab country” and notes they’ve already been transferred to Saudi Arabia, where a Saudi technical team will undergo training to operate them.

It is extremely unlikely if not impossible that Israel’s own technicians and operators would actually conduct the training of Saudi personnel — likely it is to be done through contractors from Western countries who are usually in abundance in the kingdom.

Interestingly, it appears the United States and Britain may also have had a role to play in cementing the deal, which was first exposed by a Gulf-based news outlet:

The exclusive report also revealed that the two countries exchanged strategic military information in the meetings, which were conducted in Washington and London through a European mediator.

Lending credibility to the report are prior recent revelations in September that Saudi Arabia had purchased Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system amidst its ongoing war with Houthi rebels in Yemen, which have resulted in several short to medium range ballistic missile attacks on the kingdom over the past year.

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