Prophecy News Watch - January 5, 2017

Around the World
Suspect on the run after car bomb kills 2 outside courthouse in Turkey
A car bombing linked to a major Turkish insurgent group killed at least two people in western Turkey on Thursday, police announced, adding that one of the three heavily armed attackers was on the loose.
52 Countries Now Ban Spanking
A new law in France bans spanking of children, making it the 52nd country to prohibit the practice.
Four Guantanamo detainees transferring to Saudi Arabia, as part of final wave
Four Gitmo detainees are slated to be transferred to Saudi Arabia in the next 24 hours, the first of the final wave of up to 20 transfers expected before Inauguration Day, two U.S. officials tell Fox News.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Bloodshed will follow if Trump moves US embassy to Jerusalem (Video)
The Palestinians will start a new violent uprising if Donald Trump's incoming White House administration relocates the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a senior Fatah official indicated this week in an interview translated by MEMRI.
Israel Harnessing Sunshine With World's Tallest Solar Tower
In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.
'No secret proposal for UN at Paris conference', French senate President says
President of France's Senate, GГ©rard Larcher, told reporters on Thursday that his country is not preparing any 'secret proposal' to submit to the United Nations following the upcoming Paris Middle East peace summit which aims to reinvigorate the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Israeli minister outlines plan to annex West Bank settlement after Trump takes office
Plans to annex a large settlement on the West Bank are to be proposed after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, an Israeli minister said. The move would be the first time Israel has annexed part of the Palestinian territory.

Inside the United States
Obamacare Repeal Budget Resolution Passes Senate With 51 Votes
Senate Republicans passed a budget resolution on Wednesday that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Four people in custody for alleged torture of disabled white man: 'F--k Donald Trump, f--k white people'
Chicago Police confirmed Wednesday evening that four people have been taken into custody for the alleged assault of an 18-year-old man. He was tied up and beaten because he either supported President-elect Donald Trump or was a convenient stand-in for Trump supporters while one of the assailants broadcast the ordeal on Facebook Live.
Trump planning intel community shake-up, report says
President-elect Trump is making moves to shrink and re-arrange the intelligence community, according to a report Wednesday.
Kentucky lawmakers kick off session with three pro-life bills
Kentucky lawmakers are kicking off the legislative session by fast-tracking a trio of pro-life bills, including a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and a measure stripping Planned Parenthood of millions in taxpayer funding.
Record 27 million guns bought in 2016
Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI.
U.S. December auto sales surprisingly strong, 2016 sets new high
U.S. sales of new cars and trucks hit a record high in 2016, automakers said on Wednesday, and investors bid up shares in the sector as strong consumer confidence and relatively low fuel prices bolstered the industry's outlook.

Christian News
Pastor From Pakistan Arrested for Allegedly Vandalising the Quran
A Christian pastor from Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab, has been arrested by the authorities because he allegedly disrespected the Quran, the Muslim holy book, in an incident that happened recently in Nishtar Colony.
Christian Woman in Eastern Uganda Coerced into Taking Poison
Muslim relatives of a young woman in eastern Uganda who put her faith in Christ at a Christmas service coerced her into taking poison at a New Year's celebration, she said.
Over 2,400 Sign Progressive Faith Leaders Call for Trump Meeting to Counter 'So-Called White Evangelicals'
More than 2,400 self-identified faith leaders and nearly 10,000 'moral activists' have signed an open letter from a progressive faith group demanding a meeting with president-elect Donald Trump in the hopes of having him advance a 'moral agenda.'