Prophecy News Watch - December 14, 2021

Around the World
Danish Ex-Minister Jailed For Anti-Child Marriage Campaign
A former Danish immigration minister has been sentenced to prison for “illegally” separating young asylum-seeking couples as part of her self-declared campaign against child marriage.
Thousands Hiding For La Palma’s Volcano Gas
Tens of thousands of people on Spain’s troubled island of La Palma faced uncertainty Tuesday after authorities watched toxic gases from an ongoing volcano eruption.
Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after powerful 7.3 magnitude undersea quake
Indonesia lifted a tsunami alert Tuesday following a magnitude 7.3 undersea earthquake that struck off Flores Island, triggering panic in a region prone to fatal quakes but apparently causing no damage or casualties.
Australia, South Korea sign historic defense agreement
South Korea and Australia have signed a nearly $700 million defense deal on Monday during South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to the country. Under the agreement, South Korean defense company Hanwha will provide the Australian army with equipment like artillery weapons, supply vehicles and radar.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu: ‘A grave mistake’ if Israel updated US before striking Iranian sites
Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hit out at the government after a report said Israel consulted with the United States before carrying out attacks earlier this year on an Iranian nuclear facility and a missile base.
Israeli Archaeologists Find Synagogue in Galilee From Jesus’ Time
The discovery of a 2,000-year-old synagogue in the Galilee region is offering a new window into life during Jesus’ time.

Inside the United States
Bill that Biden says pays for itself actually adds $3 trillion to deficit, CBO warns
President Joe Biden's sweeping spending bill, the Build Back Better Act, would add $3 trillion to deficits over 10 years if made permanent, according to a new Congressional Budget Office cost analysis.

Christian News
Russian Christian School Attack Injures Eight
As many as eight people were injured after a Russian teenager tried to blow himself up in an apparent suicide attack outside a Christian school and a monastery, officials said Monday.
Nigerian Herdsmen Burn Christian Homes After Killing Pastor; Pregnant Woman Injured
Islamic Fulani herdsmen in northern Nigeria wounded a pregnant woman and set homes on fire over the weekend after killing a pastor in attacks on Christian villages, Christians confirmed Monday.
Nigeria killing field for Christians: Islamic terrorists murder abducted pastor after collecting ransom
Islamic terrorists in Nigeria’s Kaduna murdered Reverend Dauda Bature of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) last month, despite receiving the ransom they demanded after abducting him, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. As rights groups continue to raise the alarm about a potential Christian genocide in Nigeria, the US Commission on Religious Freedom warned in its 2021 annual report that the country is becoming a “killing field for Christians.”
Report shows 70% increase in hate crimes against Christians in Europe
A new study shows that hate crimes against Protestants and Catholics increased by 70% in Europe last year, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The Observatory on Intolerance Against Christians in Europe (OIDAC) presented its report amid concerns about an ongoing decline in religious, parental, and conscience freedoms for European Christians.
Nigeria: Fulani militants continue violence against Christians; “we are traumatized by the incessant attacks on our people”
A church elder was murdered, a pregnant woman wounded, and a home burned down in continued attacks against Christians in northern Nigeria by radicalized Fulani Islamic herdsmen earlier this month, Morning Star News reports. Nigeria had the highest number of Christians murdered for their faith last year, and ranks number one in the world for the number of Christians abducted by Islamic terrorists.
India: Hindu nationalist burn down Christian home
Hindu nationalists in Central India last month burned down the home of a Christian family that had been persecuted for years because of their faith, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.