Prophecy News Watch - September 12, 2017

Around the World
Major U.S. allies in Asia welcome new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea
Major U.S. allies in Asia welcomed on Tuesday the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies to the reclusive North capped after its sixth nuclear test.
Australia kicks off weeks-long same-sex marriage ballot
Australia on Tuesday launched a postal vote on whether to legalize same-sex marriage as a widely watched poll indicated the country would be overwhelmingly in support.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Tillerson State Dept. Demanding Israel Hand Back Millions in U.S. Military Aid
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been pushing the Trump White House to demand that Israel give back to the United States millions of dollars in military aid, prompting pushback in the West Wing and further fueling ongoing tensions between Foggy Bottom and the White House over a range of key diplomatic issues, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation.
Northern Command goes on offense in wide-scale exercise
The Northern Command began the next stage of its wide-scale training exercise in the Western and Lower Galilee on Monday, conducting offensive maneuvers in a simulation of an all-out war against the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah.
Russia reassures Israel over Iranian presence in Syria -- report
Russia has reportedly reassured Israel that it will not allow Iran and its Hezbollah proxy to threaten the Jewish state from Syria, where Moscow is fighting alongside Tehran and the Lebanese terror group on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Inside the United States
Marking 9/11, Trump says ‘America cannot be intimidated’
Leading his first commemoration of the solemn 9/11 anniversary, US President Donald Trump said Monday that 'the living, breathing soul of America wept with grief' for each of the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost on that day 16 years ago.
National debt hits $20 trillion for first time in history
The national debt exceeded $20 trillion for the first time ever on Friday, the same day President Trump signed a bill into law that suspended the debt ceiling and allowed unlimited federal borrowing.
Floridians return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads
Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed inland, leaving more than half of all state residents without power and city streets underwater from Orlando and Jacksonville into coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
U.S. Military Plays big role in Irma Relief Efforts
The U.S. military is playing a big part in the relief efforts associated with Hurricane Irma. The Department of Defense reports around 15,000 service members are helping in Florida, Georgia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Irma unleashes record flooding in Jacksonville, 'incredible' floods in Charleston
Irma's powerful winds triggered strong damage in the areas where the storm made a direct hit -- but for cities including Jacksonville, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., it unleashed pushing amounts of storm surge.
Hurricane Jose threatens the US
Another hurricane is moving in the direction of the mainland U.S. as the remnants of Hurricane Irma continue to sweep through the Southeast.
Trump’s travel ban temporarily restored as Supreme Court issues stay on lower court
The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily restored part of President Trump’s travel ban, potentially blocking up to 24,000 refugees from being able to enter the U.S.

Christian News
Franklin Graham on Hurricanes, Fires, Earthquakes: World Needs to Prepare for Jesus Christ's Return
The numerous hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural phenomena affecting the world today should serve as a reminder that people need to be prepared for the return of Jesus Christ, said evangelist Franklin Graham.
Trump Backs Texas Churches Suing FEMA for Disaster Relief Funds
President Trump continues to confirm his verbal support for Christians, with his actions--this time, standing up for churches barred from relief funding after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas.