Prophecy News Watch - January 19, 2017

Around the World
Iran says unruffled by Trump, has options if he axes nuke deal
Iran’s foreign minister said Thursday his country wasn’t worried and has options if US President-elect Donald Trump decides to ditch a nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and six world powers in 2015.
DOD: Obama Orders Bombing of 2 ISIS Camps in Libya Overnight
President Obama authorized "precision airstrikes in Libya last night," destroying two ISIS camps near the city of Sirte, the Defense Department announced on Thursday morning.
ISIS Ramps Up Oil, Gas Sales to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
The Islamic State has shored up its oil and gas sales to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, padding the terrorist group's coffers with much needed funds, according to U.S. and European officials.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
National Library makes 'historic' acquisition of rare Hebrew texts
Israel's National Library on Wednesday announced the acquisition of thousands of Hebrew manuscripts and books from one of the most significant collections in the world.
Muslim countries' FMs tilt at plan to move US embassy
Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Thursday indirectly condemned plans by US President-elect Donald Trump to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Congress, Trump Working to Repair Broken U.S.-Israel Relationship
Congress has begun laying the groundwork to help the incoming Trump administration repair the long fractured relationship with Israel, an effort that includes moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to a copy obtained by the Washington Free Beacon of the first official congressional communication scheduled to be sent next week to President Donald Trump.

Inside the United States
At Activist Training Camp, Protesters Prep To Disrupt Inauguration
Six days before Donald Trump's inauguration, dozens of people -- from college students to gray-haired hippies -- gathered in a classroom at American University in Washington D.C. to listen a lawyer offer tips on how to handle getting arrested.
Reform, Repeal: House Conservatives More Than Ready for New Commander in Chief
Over two-thirds of current members of the House of Representatives have never served under a Republican president.
Hoax ads in two dozen cities offered protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural
The polished Demand Protest website, the ads recruiting paid protesters for the Trump inauguration: Apparently it was all a hoax.
CNN: If Trump, Other Top Officials Killed at Inauguration, Obama Admin Would Take Over
In an odd news segment aired Wednesday, CNN correspondent Brian Todd described the complicated situation that would arise should the president, vice president, speaker of the House, and president pro tempore of the Senate become incapacitated during Friday's inauguration, asking who would be the 'designated survivor' to take over the presidency.
Donald Trump to Reform Intelligence
One national security priority of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trumpis to reform the heavily bureaucratized and, to some critics, politicized U.S. intelligence community.

Christian News
Evangelical Faith Leaders Plan to Hold a 'Special Inaugural Prayer Event'
Also on Thursday afternoon, evangelical faith leaders from around the country are going to gather in Washington, D.C., for a special prayer event.
France: Christian Persecution Up 38 Percent
Christian persecution has reportedly increased significantly in France over the past year.
More Religious Leaders than Ever Taking Part in Trump's Inauguration
Hollywood A-listers may be bypassing President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, but several religious leaders are participating by praying for his administration and reading Scripture for the ceremony.