Prophecy News Watch - December 14, 2017

Around the World
Muslim leaders call on world to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rockets
The Israeli Air Force struck three Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday-Thursday, in retaliation for a volley of rockets fired at Israel from the Hamas-controlled enclave.
Soldiers clash with hundreds of rioters in Ramallah
Undercover Border Police officers dressed as Palestinians arrested three rioters during a violent standoff outside Ramallah on Tuesday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
Poll: 90% of Palestinians oppose Trump's Jerusalem declaration
The Palestinians overwhelmingly oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and have little faith in the U.S. or its Arab allies, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Inside the United States
Republicans strike deal on tax package
Republican negotiators on Wednesday said they’ve managed to strike a deal on a $1.4 trillion tax-cut package and that they’ll be prepared to send it to President Trump’s desk next week.
Ohio passes law barring abortion over Down syndrome diagnosis
Women in Ohio would be prohibited from receiving abortions because of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis under a bill that passed the state senate on Wednesday and is heading to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk.
80% of 101 Illegals Arrested in NJ ICE Operation Are Convicted Felons
A five-day sweep in New Jersey last week nabbed 101 illegal aliens, 80% of whom are convicted felons, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Tuesday.
US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield
The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks.