Prophecy News Watch - February 13, 2017

Around the World
Iranians trample US flag, mock Trump at 1979 revolution rallies
Iranians held a nationwide celebration Friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with rallies around the country, and President Hassan Rouhani called the new US administration “a problem.”
Powerful Video: Humanity of Pre-born Child Cannot Be Denied
A new video campaign by the Life Institute is looking to spread the message that the 'humanity of the preborn human cannot be denied.'
North Korea hails successful missile test; US, Japan and South Korea call for UN Security Council meeting
North Korea said on Monday (Feb 13) it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium-to long-range ballistic missile the previous day, claiming further advancement in a weapons programme it is pursuing in violation of United Nations resolutions.
Storm of reaction to news Syrian refugee charged with sex assaults
Reports that a man accused of sexual assaults on six Edmonton teenage girls was a Syrian refugee have ignited a firestorm of reaction, from anti-immigration diatribes to criticism about how the media dealt with the story.
North Korea test fires ballistic missile; Japan, South Korea condemn launch
In its first major provocation since Donald Trump became president, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile early Sunday into the sea off its east coast, prompting swift condemnations from South Korea and Japan.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu to Tell Trump He Supports a Palestinian State
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not retract his support for the creation of a Palestinian state when he meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, Netanyahu made clear in Sunday's security cabinet meeting.
IDF Developing Compact and Mobile Mortar Warning System
The IDF is working on a system of mobile sirens that can provide warnings of incoming mortar shells to soldiers stationed in open areas bordering the Gaza Strip, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday.
Haniyeh: Qatar to Send $100 Million in Aid to Gaza
Qatar will send $100 million to Gaza as a part of its 2014 pledge to donate $1 billion to finance the Strip's reconstruction, senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh announced on Saturday.
Netanyahu heads to Washington for first meeting with Trump
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will set out for Washington on Monday for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump since he took office three weeks ago, testing a new but yet uncertain relationship amid a number of Israeli moves that would have raised hackles with the previous administration of Barack Obama.
Amid internal threats, Hamas may seek escalation with Israel
Hamas and Israel both talk about not wanting another war, but are preparing for one. Since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, the Gaza Strip has remained mostly quiet, with only a few intermittent rocket attacks such as last week's, which actually seems to have been carried out by a Hamas-linked Islamic State affiliate in Sinai that spends most of its terrorist effort on ambushing Egyptian soldiers. But this is only another misleading calm before another explosive storm.

Inside the United States
Report: 72 convicted of terrorism from 'Trump 7' mostly Muslim countries
Since 9/11, 72 individuals from the seven mostly Muslim countries covered by President Trump's "extreme vetting" executive order have been convicted of terrorism, bolstering the administration's immigration ban.
130,000 Calif. residents ordered to evacuate below endangered dam spillway
Roads leading out of Oroville, Calif., were jammed with traffic Sunday evening as more than 130,000 people were ordered to evacuate the area due to the possibility of failure of the alternate spillway at Oroville Dam, authorities said.
'Not My Choice': Pro-lifers Protest Having to Fund Planned Parenthood
Pro-life demonstrators were out Saturday at some 200 Planned Parenthood facilities. Under the banner #ProtestPP, they were protesting that the nation's taxpayers are forced to fork over 430 million dollars annually to an organization that performs more than a third of America's abortions.

Christian News
Pastor Fired for Religious Beliefs Wins Big
Eric Walsh, a lay pastor and former district health director with the Georgia Department of Public Health, filed a lawsuit against the state after being fired for what he preached in the pulpit.
Mobster Finds Jesus In Prison, Becomes A Pastor Preaching God's Word To Ex-Yakuza Gangsters In Japan
No one--no matter how dark one's past was--is beyond redemption. This biblical truth has once again emerged, this time in Japan where a former yakuza mobster now finds himself as a well respected 'sensei,' the Japanese word for pastor or wise teacher.
God Heals Girl Born With Bent Feet, Sparking Growth Of Church In Vietnam
One miraculous healing has fuelled a Christian revival in Vietnam, a communist-ruled Southeast Asian country.