Prophecy News Watch - April 5, 2019

Around the World
Congress invokes powers to challenge Trump on war in Yemen
Rejecting a plank of President Donald Trump's foreign policy, the House on Thursday invoked never-before-used powers to demand that his administration withdraw support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The Senate passed the same resolution in March with bipartisan support.
U.S., Turkey Intensify War Of Words Over Syria, Russian Missiles
A war of words between NATO allies the United States and Turkey has intensified, with the sides disputing the readout of a meeting of the countries’ foreign ministers regarding Syria.
Despite Further Talks, No US-China Deal Yet
The U.S. president and the vice premier of China confirmed on Thursday that while significant progress has been made, there is no new trade agreement yet between the world's two largest economies.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Syria vows to recapture Golan from Israel ‘by all means’
Syria will not shy away from using force to reconquer 'every inch' of the Golan Heights, the country’s foreign minister threatened Thursday.
Netanyahu: the option of reoccupying Gaza is still on the table
Israel has not ruled out the option of reoccupying Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday morning in an interview with KAN news.
Israeli Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit Ahead of Moon Landing Attempt
The first Israeli spacecraft to journey to the moon has passed its most crucial test yet: dropping into lunar orbit one week ahead of landing.
In Moscow, Netanyahu thanks Putin for helping recover body of IDF missing soldier
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday, just days before Israel’s general elections on April 9.
Satellite Images Show Extensive Damage From Alleged Israeli Air Strike in Syria
Satellite images of the damage caused by an air strike near the city of Aleppo, Syria that has been attributed to Israel were released on Thursday.

Inside the United States
Trump gives little comfort to carmakers by swapping border closure for tariffs
The U.S. auto industry, which risked losing access to Mexican suppliers if President Trump closed the southern border, received scant comfort when he walked back the threat in favor of tacking tariffs onto vehicles and parts.
Judge considers whether terror watchlist is unconstitutional
A federal judge says he will rule in the near future on the constitutionality of a government watchlist that includes more than 1 million people the FBI considers to be 'known or suspected terrorists.'
Unemployment claims at lowest level since 1969
The number of people who filed for unemployment benefits last week was the lowest in 50 years, Labor Department figures showed Thursday.
Appeals court upholds Kentucky law requiring ultrasounds before abortion
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a Kentucky law that requires doctors to have a pregnant woman undergo an ultrasound, view its images, and listen to the fetal heartbeat before having an abortion.

Christian News
"Citing 'Commitment to LGBTQ Equality,' Yale Law School Defunds Students Working for Christian-Leaning Organizations"
A decision by Yale Law School on March 25th will cut funding for certain summer fellowships to students whose employers have a narrower definition of gender identity, according to law student Aaron Haviland.
Church Members Vow legal, Constitutional Fight Following Fourth Chinese House Church Closure Since September
Members of Beijing’s Shouwang Church, which recently became the fourth Chinese house church to be closed since September, are 'considering hiring lawyers' after the government proceeded to shut down their alternative worship location last week, according to a source at China Aid.
Iraqi Christians in the US Face Deportation Again
Hundreds of Iraqi Christians detained in immigration raids are once again at risk of deportation after losing their chance to keep fighting their cases in court.