Prophecy News Watch - December 29, 2017

Around the World
Trump says China's stance on North Korea influences his trade policy
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he had 'been soft' on China on trade issues and said he was not happy that China had allowed oil shipments to go into North Korea.
Islamic State claims Kabul suicide bomb attack
Islamic State claimed a suicide bomb attack carried out on Thursday on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shi'ite cultural center in Kabul, the group's Amaq news agency said in an online statement.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel and U.S. Create Secret Plan to Counter Iran
The United States and Israel are working hand in hand to counter dangerous Iranian activity in the Middle East. According to Axios News, a strategic partnership agreement was reached during a secret meeting between Israeli and U.S. officials in the White House on December 12th.
New Synagogue Opens Under Temple Mount
While there may not be a Third Temple at which Israeli Jews can worship atop the Jerusalem Temple Mount, there is a brand-new synagogue under the foundation of the holy site – and it’s open for prayer.
PM warns Iran, Hamas not to tangle with IAF’s ‘tremendous firepower’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran and Hamas on Wednesday not to act against the Jewish state, as it has the strongest air force in the region, with the ability to reach targets at all distances.

Inside the United States
Trump's 2018 immigration plan: Overhaul the system and build the border wall
President Trump's second year in office likely will focus on overhauling the legal immigration system, after combatting illegal immigration during his first year.
How Trump could kill the Iran nuclear deal in January
President Donald Trump allowed the Iran nuclear deal to survive through 2017, but the new year will offer him another chance to blow up the agreement -- and critics and supporters alike believe he may take it.

Christian News
Oregon Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Wedding Cake Lose Appeal
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery who in 2013 refused to design and bake a cake celebrating a lesbian couple's same-sex wedding.