Prophecy News Watch - December 17, 2018

Around the World
New Brexit vote would 'break faith' with British, says May
Prime Minister Theresa May will state her opposition to a second Brexit referendum on Monday, telling parliament such a vote would 'break faith' with British people and do 'irreparable damage' to politics.
Erdogan: Turkey plans military operation in Syria in a 'few days'
Turkey will start a new military operation in Syria east of the Euphrates river 'in a few days,' Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move that could further complicate relations with the United States.
Saudi Arabia slams US resolution blaming crown prince for Khashoggi murder
Saudi Arabia has 'categorically' rejected a resolution from the US Senate blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and another to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF uncovers fourth Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnel
The IDF announced on Monday the discovery of a fourth cross-border Hezbollah attack tunnel which infiltrated into northern Israel from Lebanon.
'Hezbollah evades Israeli bombs in Syria by flying Russian flag'
Moscow is allowing fighters from Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian Shiite groups operating in Syria to carry Russian flags in order to protect them from Israeli airstrikes, Russia's Kommersant newspaper reported Wednesday.
Netanyahu says Israeli agents ‘periodically visit’ Iran to monitor nuke program
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of diplomats on Sunday that Israeli agents continue to operate inside Iran as part of Israel’s efforts to thwart the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic republic.

Inside the United States
U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional
A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, was unconstitutional based on its mandate requiring that people buy health insurance, a decision in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dems defy Trump shutdown threat: 'He is not going to get the wall in any form'
Democrats dug in their heels Sunday on President Trump’s threat to shut down the government unless he gets money for his border wall, saying if the president makes good on his demand, the American people will suffer.
Trump considers delaying border wall fight until January
President Donald Trump is mulling the prospect of making a counter-offer to Democratic leaders that would prevent a partial government shutdown and kick the border wall fight into next year, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.

Christian News
U.S. Makes Great Strides to Help Iraqi Christians, More Remains to Be Done
Over the past year, the United States has taken steps to aid Christians driven from their homes in Iraq after ISIS swept through the region. Nevertheless, much remains to be done to rebuild the communities of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities.
'Jesus Take the Wheel': Muslim Congresswoman Mocks Pence's Faith in Viral Tweet
A recently elected female congresswoman is facing backlash for mocking Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter.