Prophecy News Watch - October 23, 2018

Around the World
Russia supports Syria, Iran ramps up support to Hezbollah
Iran reportedly delivered GPS components to Hezbollah in Lebanon that will allow the group to transform rudimentary projectiles into precision-guided missiles, thereby increasing the threat to Israel. Western intelligence services believe Tehran has shifted its strategy by increasingly shipping weaponry directly to its proxy in Beirut, with a view to evading Israeli air strikes.
US, EU trade negotiators to meet in Washington as they struggle to find common ground
U.S. and European Union trade negotiators will meet in Washington, D.C., this week to keep the ball rolling on talks first started back in July to reduce nontariffs barriers between the two. Progress may be announced on some minor issues, but other broader agreements are unlikely until next month at least.
Christian evangelical voters boost 'Brazil's Trump' in presidential bid
If the polls hold true and Brazilians elect right-wing maverick Jair Bolsonaro as president Sunday, then they will have not only turned their country’s political order upside down, but they also will have clinched the clout of Christian evangelical voters as Brazil’s most critical electoral bloc, powerful enough to elect one of their own in South America’s most populous nation.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump prepared to pressure Netanyahu with peace plan
US President Donald Trump and his peace team say they are prepared to apply pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in their effort to jump-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Ancient 'Jerusalem' inscription discovery thrills archaeologists in Israel
A unique 2,000-year-old stone inscription unearthed in Israel has thrilled archaeologists.

Inside the United States
Trump promises 10 percent tax cut for middle class, catching allies off guard
President Trump called for new, major middle-class tax cuts on Monday, adding to comments made over the weekend, but backpedaled on the timing, saying they would come after midterm elections.
Trump blasts caravan, says he's cutting Central American aid
President Donald Trump declared Monday the U.S. will begin cutting aid to three Central American countries he accused of failing to stop thousands of migrants heading for the U.S. border. But across his administration there was no indication of any action in response to what he tweeted was a 'National Emergy.'
Gallup: More Americans than ever favor legalizing marijuana
About two-thirds of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana -- the greatest majority ever recorded, Gallup said in a survey Monday.

Christian News
Dozens of Christians Killed in Muslim Attack on Market in Kaduna State, Nigeria
Muslims attacked a market in Kaduna state, in north-central Nigeria, on Thursday (Oct. 18), killing dozens of Christians and burning a church building, sources said.
Museum of the Bible says 5 Dead Sea Scrolls are forgeries
The Museum of the Bible announced Monday that five of its Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries, the result of a third-party scientific analysis.