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Around the World
US Navy Ship Intercepts Yemen Drone
The U.S. military confirmed Thursday that the Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner shut down a drone over the Red Sea launched from Yemen but said the ship wasn’t the “intended target.”
Russia Shows New Nuclear Weapon As Tensions Rise
Russia's military prepared to launch a new nuclear supersonic weapon on Thursday as Washington-Moscow relations dropped to their lowest point since the previous Cold War.
Iran Reluctant To Join Israel-Hamas War
Iran's supreme leader has reportedly told the leader of Hamas that his nation won’t enter the Israel-Hamas war amid fears the armed conflict will spread throughout the Middle East.
Germany Raids Suspected Hezbollah Strongholds
German police raided 54 locations Thursday as part of a nationwide crackdown on a group that allegedly supports Iran-backed Hezbollah, viewed by Germany as a terrorist organization, officials confirmed.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
‘Israel Strikes Syria, Several Missiles Shot Down’
Syria says it shot down Israeli missiles fired from the Israel-controlled Golan Heights towards the surroundings of the capital, Damascus, early Friday.
Israel Finds Dead Body of Missing Hostage
Israel’s army confirmed Friday that its troops in Gaza found the body of hostage Yehudit Weiss, a 65-year-old woman abducted by Hamas on October 7.
Latest Poll Shows Netanyahu Would Suffer Massive Loss If Elections Were Held Today
According to the most recent Israel Channel 12 poll, the coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu, which secured 64 seats in last November's elections, would plummet to just 45 seats in the 120-member Knesset if elections were held today. Conversely, the anti-Netanyahu "change" parties would surge to 70 seats, with the Hadash-Taal alliance claiming the remaining five.
Israel Strikes Underground Bunkers Where Hamas Commanders Were Hiding
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) carried out two significant airstrikes targeting Hamas' underground infrastructure in the Gaza Strip this week, according to IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari.
Percentage of Israeli Arabs who identify with Israel sky-rockets since Oct.7 massacre
A new survey shows that the percentage of Arab Israelis who feel they are part of the Jewish state and its problems has skyrocketed since the Oct. 7 surprise brutal attack on Israeli civilians by the Hamas Palestinian terror group, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. Hamas murdered around 1,200 mostly civilian Israelis in the Oct. 7 disaster, including around 70 Arab Israelis.

Inside the United States
US Lawmakers: ‘Sanction Iran’s Missiles, Drones Program’
Two U.S. Congress members have tabled legislation that would strengthen sanctions on Iran's long-range missiles and drones program after a U.S. Navy ship shut down a drone likely fired by Iran-backed Houthis over the Red Sea.
FBI Warns of Terrorist Attacks in the U.S.
FBI Director Christopher Wray warned on Wednesday before a Congressional Hearing that the United States faces "the greatest threat to the homeland" originating from lone actors or small groups radicalized online and "inspired" by terrorists. Wray testified on Capitol Hill that the U.S. is in a current "heightened threat environment."
Anti-Israel Protest Erupts Outside the DNC Headquarters in Washington DC (Video)
Police in the capital responded to the protests outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C. The demonstrations escalated into violence as protesters demanded an immediate cease-fire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.
US Court Says It Has No Jurisdiction to Decide Lawsuit of Congregations Wanting to Leave United Methodist Church
A US county court has ruled it has no jurisdiction to determine whether the United Methodist Church acted unfairly toward congregations in Alabama and Florida who are trying to leave the denomination because of disagreements on LGBT issues, the Christian Post reports.
Senate Approves Spending Bill, the Threat of a Government Shutdown Has Been Averted
The Senate approved a stopgap spending bill with an 87-11 vote on Wednesday night, securing government funding until early next year averting a government shutdown.
Government Shutdown Averted, Yet New Speaker Issues Warning: ‘We’re in Such Trouble with Our Federal Debt’
Newly appointed Speaker Mike Johnson led the U.S. House of Representatives in a decisive vote earlier this week, successfully preventing a government shutdown by approving an emergency funding measure. Despite this accomplishment, Speaker Johnson issued a warning about the imminent threat posed by the growing federal debt.

Christian News
US Church Leader Shares the Gospel with 17,500 Attendees at Revival Event in Egypt
An Egyptian-born church leader from Georgia, USA preached the gospel to over 17,500 people at an evangelistic event in Egypt earlier this month, with nearly 8,000 people responding to a call to put their faith in Christ, Christian Index reports.
Thousands gather to hear the Gospel and worship God at evangelistic event in NYC
Thousands of people gathered at an evangelistic event in New York City’s Times Square last week to hear the Gospel and worship God, CBN News reports. Approved by Democratic Mayor Eric Adams’ office, the event was organized by Pastor Mike Signorelli of V1 Church in New York City.

Worthy Watch
Speaker Johnson Says the Separation of Church and State ‘a Misnomer’
Recently elected House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) in his CNBC's s interview on "Squawk Box," stated that "faith, our deep religious heritage and tradition is a big part of what it means to be an American."
BBC Inaccurately Reports on Situation in Gaza
While the Reuters reported what the Israel Defense Forces released in a statement to the press, "The IDF forces include medical teams and Arabic speakers, who have undergone specified training to prepare for this complex and sensitive environment, with the intent that no harm is caused to the civilians being used by Hamas as human shields." The BBC inaccurately reported, and later apologized, but initially stated, "they are targeting people including medical teams as well as Arab speakers."
Pro-Palestine Protesters Climb London’s War Memorial After Parliament Rally
Tensions remained early Thursday in London after Britain’s Metropolitan Police said no laws were broken when pro-Palestinian protesters climbed on a war memorial in London. The crowd climbed on the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner after a noisy rally outside Parliament, where they could be heard chanting: “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free.” Critics see the slogan as effectively calling for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people. Protesters also shouted: “Ceasefire Now!” in the war between Israel and Hamas.
DNC HQ in DC: Pro-Palestinian Protest Turns Violent, Capitol Police Injured
Police in the capital responded to the protests outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C. The demonstrations escalated into violence as protesters demanded an immediate cease-fire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) reported approximately 150 individuals engaging in "illegal and violent protests" near the DNC headquarters in Capitol Hill, Washington. Officers sustained injuries, including minor cuts, pepper spray burns, and physical assaults, as the anti-war protest turned violent.

Worthy Insights
Videos Of People Sympathizing With Bin Laden’s ‘Letter To America’ Go Viral
Videos showing people reading Osama bin Laden’s 2002 letter justifying the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon went viral Wednesday evening, prompting a media outlet to delete its translation of the document.
Meme Mocking Iranians’ Non-Involvement in Palestinian Conflict Causing Stir in Iran
An amusing video, with Farsi subtitles, is being widely spread across social media platforms across the Middle East mocking the Iranians for not actively aiding the Palestinians in their conflict with Israel. Reportedly this has stirred discontentment among some supporters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Israeli Satire Show Mocks BBC Reporting of Hamas
The Israeli satirical show, Eretz Nehederet, strongly criticizes the BBC through a satirical "interview" featuring Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.
Around the World
Finnish Legislator, Bishop Acquitted Of Hate After Quoting Bible
A Finnish politician and a bishop who faced years-long legal battles for sharing their Biblical views and related Bible verses on sexuality have been found not guilty of hate speech, Worthy News learned Wednesday.
IAEA Says Iran’s Nuclear Program Advancing Despite Calls to Reverse Course
Confidential reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reveal that Iran has accumulated enough uranium enriched to nearly 60% purity, approaching weapons-grade levels, and sufficient to manufacture at least three atom bombs. Moreover, Iran continues to stonewall the IAEA on critical matters, as reported by Reuters, citing confidential IAEA reports.
Biden Handing $10 Billion To Iran Despite Concerns
The Biden administration has extended a U.S. sanction waiver that could provide $10 billion in energy proceeds to Iran despite its links to a massacre in Israel and attacks against American troops.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: Police Painstakingly Investigate Rapes Committed by Hamas Terrorists on Oct. 7
Police investigators in Israel are building rape cases against Gaza terrorists who joined in the surprise attack launched by Hamas against Israeli civilians on October 7, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. The Palestinians murdered at least 1,200 mostly civilian Israelis and abducted around 240 others, amid an attack which included the torture of children, the rape of women, and the burning down of kibbutzim in southern Israel.
Israel Army Blows Up Gaza Parliament, Enters Hospital (Video)
Israel’s army blew up Hamas's parliament building in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, two days after soldiers in the Golani Unit pictures themselves holding Israeli flags there, footage obtained by Worthy News showed.

Inside the United States
US Backs Israel’s Claim that Hamas and PIJ Terrorists Hide in Gaza Hospitals
As the Israel Defense Forces surrounded Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital on Tuesday, the United States backed up Israel’s often-repeated statements that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists embed themselves and their infrastructure within civilian hospitals, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Vaccine Requirement Case, New Jersey Mandate Stands
This week, the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a case concerning COVID-19 vaccination requirements in the workplace, thus allowing a New Jersey vaccine mandate to stand, Newsweek reports.
Seniors Vulnerable to Fraudsters Using Artificial Intelligence in Scams, Florida Watchdog Warns
Florida’s consumer watchdog has warned that fraudsters are using artificial intelligence technology to con vulnerable residents, especially the elderly, into giving them money, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Christian News
Evangelist Graham Meets Israel Premier After Praying At Massacres Sites
U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham, who leads the world’s largest relief group, met Israel’s prime minister Wednesday after touring and praying at sites where Hamas fighters massacred 1,200 people on October 7.
Around the World
Man Jailed for Murder Journalist Politkovskaya freed for fighting in Ukraine (Worthy News Radio)
One of the men convicted over the 2006 murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been pardoned after fighting in Ukraine. His release comes as many questions remain unanswered about the death of the investigative reporter.
Ukraine Fears Russian Winter Attacks as EU Gathers for Summit (Worthy News Radio)
Ukraine has been on top of the agenda alongside the Israel-Gaza war at the summit of European Union ministers in Brussels, after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, warned of a brutal winter with more Russian attacks expected against his country's infrastructure. However, Germany already pledged that its support for the war-torn nation would be "massively expanded" next year.
Terminally Ill Baby Dies After Life Support Was Withdrawn Against Parents Wishes
A terminally ill baby has died after British health authorities and courts denied her further treatment despite pleas from her Christian parents and Italy, a group supporting the family confirmed.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Captures Key Gaza Sites, Hamas Government Overthrown, Hospital Raided (In-Depth)
The troubled Gaza enclave appeared to be without a functioning government on Wednesday after Israeli forces captured several governmental sites in the territory, footage obtained by Worthy News confirmed.
U.S. Sending Israel Armaments on Near-Daily Basis
The Pentagon quietly boosts military aid to Israel, delivering military armaments on a "near-daily basis", according to Bloomberg News.

Inside the United States
290,000 Unite Against ‘Tsunami of Hate’ At ‘March for Israel’ In Washington D.C. (Worthy News In-Depth)
Organizers estimate that 280,000 people, predominately Christians and Jews, traveled from various parts of the world to express solidarity with Israel and the Jewish community at the March for Israel event held at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., despite heightened security concerns.
House Approves Temporary Measure to Avert Government Shutdown
House Speaker Mike Johnson successfully introduced and passed his temporary measure to prevent a government shutdown, securing a wide margin with a 336-95 congressional vote on Tuesday night.
New Supercomputer Expected to Perform Two Quintillions – Two Billion Billion – Operations Per Second
Scientists in Illinois are developing an “exascale” supercomputer the size of two tennis courts that they expect will become the first machine of its kind to perform two quintillion - two billion billion - operations per second, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Christian News
Nigeria: Christian Woman Accused of Blasphemy Has Been Jailed for Months Without Trial
A Christian woman in Nigeria’s Bauchi state has been on remand in custody for five months since her trial on charges of alleged blasphemy and incitement continues to suffer unreasonable delays, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Algeria: Government Continues Crackdown on Churches
The government of Algeria is continuing a systematic crack down on churches, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Church of England General Synod considering approval of blessing prayers for same-sex couples
Among other items on its agenda, the Church of England's General Synod is currently considering whether to allow clergy to voluntarily perform prayers of blessings for same-sex couples in church, Christian Today reports.

Worthy Watch
Actress Debra Messing Addresses March for Israel Event in Washington D.C.
The full speech delivered by Actress Debra Messing at the March for Israel gathering, delivered before an audience of nearly 300,000 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2023.
Full Speeches of Shumer and Johnson in Solidarity with Israel
In a rare display of bipartisanship, the leaders of their respective political parties united in support of the nation of Israel and the Jewish community. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) delivered speeches to a crowd of tens of thousands at the March for Israel Event on the National Mall.
Israeli President Herzog addresses March for Israel
The full speech delivered by Israeli President Herzog via livestream from the Kotel (Western Wall) at the March for Israel event at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
Star Spangled Banner Sung at March for Israel
In a notable contrast to the protests two weeks ago, where "Allu Akbar" was shouted at the White House amid its gates being spray-painted red, and explicit disdain for the United States was prominently displayed. Today, at the March for Israel rally, a moment of solidarity occurred as the National Anthem was sung. Several speakers reiterated to tens of thousands the enduring role of the United States as a safe haven for the Jewish people for more than 200 years.