Prophecy News Watch - December 23, 2022

Around the World
Biden in November Recording: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Is Dead, But We’re Not Going to Announce It’
A video clip emerged this week purportedly showing President Biden conceding that the Iran nuclear deal is “dead” but adding that he was not going to say so publicly.
Ukraine President Appeals For More Aid In US
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky used his first known trip abroad since Russia invaded his nation to urge U.S. Congress not to abandon his war-torn country.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Joe Biden Inches Toward War with Iran, Makes Israel Full Military Partner
Preparing for any potential war against Iran, the Biden administration has formally elevated Israel in military planning. Israel's changed status comes as the U.S. military refocuses from the 'war on terror' to potential combat with the big four—China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.
Report: Israel targeted secret Hezbollah drone site in Syria strike this week
The Israeli Air Force struck a clandestine drone research and development site belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group in Syria earlier this week, according to a Thursday report by the Saudi-funded al-Arabiya network and its sister channel al-Hadath.
Israel embarks on challenge to find sensor tech to map archaeological sites
Israel is embarking on a challenge to make the mapping of archaeological sites tech-savvy using remote underground sensor technology in a move to cut costs and resources used up by extensive excavation.
Knesset Committee discusses whether a new minister will be appointed for the Third Temple
During a discussion in a Knesset committee concerning a new law, a question was raised about its application after the construction of the Third Temple. Though the suggestion was in jest and generated light-hearted banter, most of the opposition to the law came from the religious MKs while many of the non-religious lawmakers said they supported the law and did not oppose the Temple.

Inside the United States
US Senate Passes $1.7 Trillion Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown With the Support of 18 GOP Senators
On Dec. 22, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a $1.7-trillion omnibus bill to fund the government for fiscal year 2023 by a vote of 68 to 29, with three senators not voting. The fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, 2023.
El Paso Mayor on Border Crisis: ‘It’s Not an El Paso Problem’
El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said Wednesday that the border crisis is bigger than El Paso and even the United States.
Blizzard warnings in effect as winter storm hits Plains, Midwest, forecasters advise to ‘avoid travel’
Blizzard and winter storm warnings are in effect Thursday for large portions of the Plains and Midwest, as forecasters from the National Weather Service are warning Americans to avoid travel as the "situation will become life-threatening if vehicles are stranded."

Christian News
Gallup: 31% of Americans Go to Church Every Week or Almost Every Week
A new survey shows that 31% of Americans go to church, synagogue, or mosque every week or almost every week. However, the same poll shows that 58% seldom or never go to church.