Prophecy News Watch - May 9, 2019

Around the World
Iranian President and Foreign Minister Offer Western Nations ‘A Narrowing Window’ To Renegotiate Nuclear Deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouani threatened Wednesday to resume enrichment of uranium if the terms of the 2015 nuclear accord, from which the U.S. withdrew this time last year, were not renegotiated within 60 days among the powers that remain signatories to it.
China backtracked on almost all aspects of U.S. trade deal - sources
The diplomatic cable from Beijing arrived in Washington late on Friday night, with systematic edits to a nearly 150-page draft trade agreement that would blow up months of negotiations between the world’s two largest economies, according to three U.S. government sources and three private sector sources briefed on the talks.
U.S. Slaps New Sanctions On Iran As Tehran Threatens More Uranium Enrichment
The United States tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its metal industry on the day Tehran said it was suspending some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Trump says China 'broke the deal' in trade talks, will pay through tariffs
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that China 'broke the deal' in trade talks with Washington and would face stiff tariffs if no agreement is reached.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu on Iran: We will not let them get nuclear arms
Israel will not let Iran attain nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday just hours after Iran announced that it will continue its nuclear program.

Inside the United States
House Democrats Vote to Hold Barr in Contempt: White House Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report
House Democrats move to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress. They say William Barr is withholding parts of the Mueller report.
'We Will Only Get Louder': Pro-Lifers Plan Major Rally to Respond to Dem Who Harassed, Threatened Teens
Pro-life activists will rally in Philadelphia Friday in response to a viral video of state Rep. Brian Sims (D-PA) harassing and threatening to dox teenagers and elderly women who were silently praying outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.
FBI: 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism
The FBI has more than 850 open investigations into domestic terrorism across the country, and the threat continues to grow, top counterterrorism officials said Wednesday.

Christian News
Wycliffe Associates Looking Toward Launch of 100 New Bible Translations for Millions in the Dayak People of Borneo
Wycliffe Associates, an international organization involving people in the advancement of Bible translation, intends to launch 100 new Bible translations this year among the most populous people on the island of Borneo. More than three million Dayak people on Borneo, representing 287 languages, are without the Scriptures.
US and UK should use foreign policy to help persecuted Christians, say Church leaders
The Archbishop of Canterbury hosted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at a meeting of faith leaders on Wednesday to discuss how Christians can be protected from persecution.
Asia Bibi Finally Leaves Pakistan a Free Woman
Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was held on death row for eight years in Pakistan, is a free woman.

Prophecy News Watch - May 8, 2019

Around the World
U.S. and Israeli Intelligence: ‘Multiple, credible threats’ from Iran Endanger U.S. Middle East Personnel
Iran is 'considering retaliating against U.S. interests in the Gulf' in response to the Trump administration’s ever-tightening restrictions against the Islamic Republic, according to an anonymous senior Israeli intelligence official.
US official: Intel indicates Iran moved missiles by boat
A U.S. official says intelligence information that prompted the Pentagon to send an aircraft carrier and Air Force bombers to the Middle East included indications that Iran had moved short-range ballistic missiles aboard boats in or near the Persian Gulf.
4 B-52s deploying to Middle East amid threat of 'possible attack'
Four B-52 bombers are being deployed to the Middle East in response to what administration officials said earlier this week are threats of a possible attack by Iran or allied fighters on American troops in the region. Two of the bombers are expected to leave Tuesday from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, arriving at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Wednesday, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.
Iran Threatens To Resume High-Level Uranium Enrichment Amid U.S. Sanctions
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has said Tehran will resume high-level enrichment of uranium if world powers do not protect its interests against U.S. sanctions.
Pompeo Makes Unexpected Trip To Iraq, Warns Of 'Escalating' Iranian Activity
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Baghdad, where he met with Iraqi officials to discuss the United States’ security concerns amid what he called 'escalating' Iranian activity.
Russia-Backed Assad Forces Pummel Syria’s Idlib
Syrian and Russian warplanes have been escalating airstrikes on the last remaining rebel redoubt in northern Syria. The air raids are as much a message to Turkey as to die-hard rebels and jihadists in the province of Idlib, say analysts.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Islamic Jihad leader expects war with Israel to break out next summer
A leader of the Islamic Jihad said in a televised interview that he expects a war with Israel to break out by next summer.
Israel remembers its fallen soldiers, terror victims
The central gathering ushering in national Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror began at the Western Wall in Jerusalem Tuesday evening at 8:01 pm, following a minute-long siren and moment of silence. President Reuven Rivlin, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and police Commissioner Motti Cohen were in attendance.
Qatar Rewards Hamas Rocket Barrage Sends $480 Million
Qatar pledged to send $480 million in aid to Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, Qatar’s foreign ministry said overnight Monday.

Inside the United States
Judicial Watch Sues FBI/DOJ for Top Obama Officials' Communications About Russia and 2016 Election
The non-profit government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to obtain communications between top Obama administration officials -- and some Trump administration officials in early 2017 -- about the manufactured collusion story in the 2016 election.
GA Gov. Stands Up to Hollywood Elite, Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban Despite Pressure From Celebs
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he doesn't care what Hollywood thinks, signing the 'heartbeat' abortion bill into law on Tuesday morning.
Trump lost more than $1B from 1985 to 1994: Report
President Trump lost $1.17 billion from 1985 to 1994, according to 10 years of printouts of Trump's IRS transcripts obtained by the New York Times.
'Deep fake' videos that can make anyone say anything worry U.S. intelligence agencies
A video of a seemingly real news anchor, reading a patently false script saying things like the 'subways always run on time' and 'New York City pizza is definitely not as good as Chicago' gives a whole new meaning to the term fake news.

Christian News
Gay Democrat Mocks, Harasses Christians For Praying Quietly On Sidewalk
The pro-life organization Live Action posted the video to their followers saying, 'WATCH: Pennsylvania State Representative @BrianSimsPA harasses an elderly woman who is peacefully advocating for the lives of preborn human beings and women who are considering abortion. This is shameful.' Sims responded, 'Bring it, Bible Bullies! You are bigots, sexists, and misogynists and I see right through your fake morals and your broken values. #BeReal.'

Prophecy News Watch - May 7, 2019

Around the World
Pope Pushes Idea of Global Authority at Vatican Nation-State Conference
Pope Francis is pushing for a global authority that supersedes the rights of individual countries, all with the goal of pursuing the common good.
U.S. Official: Deployment of Carrier Strike Group to Middle East to Stave Off ‘Potential Preparations by Iranian forces’
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says a carrier strike group led by the USS Abraham Lincoln recently deployed to the Persian Gulf is “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran.
Pence to offer 'carrots' to Venezuela military, warnings to judges
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is set on Tuesday to offer new incentives to Venezuela’s military to turn against President Nicolas Maduro, responding to an attempted uprising that fizzled out last week, a senior administration official told Reuters.
Turkey says it will not bow to U.S. sanctions over S-400 deal
Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has strained ties between the NATO allies.
US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region
The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the U.S. won’t stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce as temperatures warm and sea ice melts.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Mossad intel of looming Iranian attack led US to send in carrier force
The United States received information from Israel concerning an alleged Iranian plot to attack American interests in the Gulf, Axios reported on Monday.
Netanyahu to military: Get ready for another escalation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it was 'clear that this is not the end of the campaign,' hours after a ceasefire to end a surge of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel took hold on Monday.
Same old media bias dredged up following Israeli reprisals after Gaza rocket barrage
While Israel absorbed as many as 700 rockets fired by the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad from the Gaza Strip over the weekend, the media turned the tables on the aggression and launched its usual assault on the Jewish state.

Inside the United States
'This Is a Baby!' Focus on the Family's LIVE 4D Ultrasound Largest Pro-Life Event Ever in NYC
The issue of life took front and center this weekend in New York City's Times Square. In its first 'Alive from New York' event, Focus on the Family turned out a massive show of support to protect the unborn.
Muslim American Society Investigating ‘Oversight’ After Video Published of Kids Singing About Beheading
The Muslim American Society will investigate an event at a Philadelphia Islamic Center last month at which children sang violent songs which the organization says were not 'properly vetted.'
76% of Democrats, 69% of U.S. Adults Want Congress to Probe Origins of DOJ’s Russia Investigation
Three-fourths (76%) of Democrats want Congress to investigate the origins of the Justice Department’s probe that led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump, a new CNN poll finds.

Christian News
Christians Overwhelming Persecuted for their Faith according to a British Gov't Report
Roughly 80 percent of people who suffer persecution for their faith are Christian according to a recently released report issued by the British government.
Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides
Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.

Prophecy News Watch - May 6, 2019

Around the World
Trump threatens to hike tariffs on $200B of Chinese imports
President Donald Trump raised pressure on China with a threat to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in a tweet that sent global financial markets swooning on Monday.
Fearing attack on its forces, US sends carrier force to Middle East, warns Iran
A White House decision to dispatch an aircraft carrier and other military resources to send a message to Iran followed “clear indications” that Iranian and Iranian proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack US forces in the region, a defense official told the Associated Press.
EU and Britain condemn U.S. oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran
The United States’ allies in Europe have criticized its recent decisions to restrict oil trade with Iran and to limit the extension of waivers for nuclear non-proliferation projects.
Iran to keep enriching uranium despite U.S. move: parliament speaker
Iran will continue with low-level uranium enrichment in line with its nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani was quoted as saying on Saturday, despite a U.S. move to stop it.
Brexit deal could be done in 'next few days', top Conservative says
Prime Minister Theresa May could reach a Brexit deal with the opposition Labour Party within days, a leading Conservative Party figure said on Saturday, after senior ministers urged compromise following poor local election results.
Trump's NAFTA replacement hits snag in Congress
President Donald Trump's trade deal with Canada and Mexico have hit roadblocks in Congress, with a key Republican calling for an end to tariffs on the countries while the Democrats demanded stronger worker protection language.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Ceasefire appears to take hold around Gaza after deadly flareup
A ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza terror groups went into effect at 4:30 a.m. Monday, ending two days of intense fighting that saw more than 600 rockets fired at Israel and four Israeli civilians killed, according to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups.
Israeli man killed in Ashkelon as Gaza terrorists fire over 400 rockets
A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli civilian on Sunday after a house in Ashkelon suffered a direct hit. The 58-year-old father of four is the first civilian casualty since 2014 Operation Protective Edge. Since Saturday, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants fired more than 400 rockets at Israeli communities, the military said.
Steinitz: To get rid of Hamas, we have to conquer Gaza
Energy Minister and Security Cabinet member Yuval Steinitz told Army Radio on Monday morning that 'to get rid of Hamas, we have to conquer Gaza.'

Inside the United States
Liberal megadonors plan $100 million swing-state blitz to beat Trump
The country’s most powerful liberal donor club is reshaping its spending on the 2020 elections, playing down longtime relationships with groups in Washington and instead preparing to pour $100 million into key states to help defeat President Donald Trump.
US employers add 263,000 workers as unemployment hits 50-year low
U.S. payrolls grew by 263,000 in April, driving the unemployment rate to a 50-year low.
Federal deficit to rise to $900 billion for 2019, highest since 2012: CBO
The Congressional Budget Office projected Thursday that the federal deficit would reach $896 billion for fiscal 2019, up $117 billion from the year before.

Christian News
Terrorists in Burkina Faso Execute Six at Pentecostal Church
Christians in Burkina Faso are mourning a deadly attack on a Protestant church as 'a new turning point in terrorism' in the West African nation.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Admits Christianity is Spreading in 'Parts' of His Country
Iran's intelligence minister has admitted publicly for the first time that Christianity is spreading throughout Iran.
ISIS will target Christians in annual Ramadan offensive, think tank predicts
The Islamic State will target Christians as part of the terrorist group's offensive during the upcoming Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a new report predicts.