Prophecy News Watch - March 7, 2017

Around the World
U.S. starts deploying anti-missile system in South Korea after defiant North's latest test
The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Korea's test of four ballistic missiles, U.S. Pacific Command said, despite angry opposition from China.
North Korea Says It Was Trying To Hit US Military Bases In Japan With Missiles
The four missiles North Korea launched on Monday were likely practice for targeting U.S. military bases in Japan.
Iran launched 2 ballistic missiles, US officials say
Continuing a pattern of provocative actions, Iran this weekend test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles and sent fast-attack vessels close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News.
Herzog heads to Moscow to discuss Syria, Hezbollah
Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog left Sunday evening for a visit to Russia, in which he planned to address developments in Syria and how to counter Hezbollah's military presence in the war-torn country.
Commission threatens to sue countries that don't take refugees
The EU warned today (8 February) that it will consider punishing member states next month if they fail to share the burden of asylum seekers stranded in Greece and Italy.
Seoul: North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into ocean
North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu: 80% of security threats against Israel emanate from Iran
Iran is the source of the vast majority of Israel's security concerns, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday at an event commemorating the victims of a 1992 Iranian-sponsored terror attack against Israel in Argentina.
Israel Eyeing Iran's Test of Advanced Russian-Made Missile System
A day after Iran test its S-300 advanced missile defense system, Israel is cautiously monitoring the situation.
Floridian Congressman Touts U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Tours Potential Sites
According to Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-Florida)--the chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security who led a two-day delegation to Israel over the weekend--President Trump is likely to announce in June that the U.S. Embassy in Israel will relocate to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. DeSantis said he expected the move will be announced within months and stressed that it will signal to the world that the U.S. stands by its allies.

Inside the United States
House unveils Obamacare replacement
House Republicans on Monday announced their long-awaited legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they can't say how many people would get or lose coverage compared to the Affordable Care Act.
Obamacare Repeal Update: Planned Parenthood Defunded Under Republicans' American Healthcare Act
House Republicans unveiled the replace part of their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, lifting penalties against those who don't buy health insurance, replacing subsidies with tax credits and defunding Planned Parenthood.
Gun rights advocates see chance in Congress for concealed carry reciprocity
Gun rights activists, after an early victory getting an Obama-era Social Security rule axed, are now setting more ambitious sights on getting a national concealed carry reciprocity bill to President Trump's desk.
Supreme Court won't say if trans teen can pick bathroom
The Supreme Court is leaving the issue of transgender rights in schools to lower courts for now after backing out of a high-profile case Monday of a Virginia high school student who sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom.
Trump's revised travel ban aims to erase 'Muslim' label
President Trump's revised order Monday to hit the pause button on refugees and visitors from terrorist hotbeds was aimed at erasing the perception that it was a 'Muslim ban,' but a new round of court challenges appeared unavoidable.
House Republican plan would create Obamacare cliff for 2020 presidential election
House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited healthcare bill, but the plan would only repeal major parts of Obamacare starting in 2020 -- when the political world will be engulfed in the next presidential election.

Christian News
Syrian Muslim Refugees Converting to Christianity After Fleeing War Zone: 'Jesus Saved Us'
Abu Radwan enters a church on the outskirts of Beirut with his wife and two kids. His wife removes the black headscarf covering her hair. It was here, a year and a half ago, that they converted to Christianity.