Prophecy News Watch - February 27, 2023

Around the World
Chinese COVID Lab Leak Debate Resurges After New Report Drops
Debate about the origins of COVID-19 reemerged after The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that the United States Department of Energy (DOE) concluded that the virus likely stemmed from a lab leak in China.
Iran unveils new ‘Paveh’ cruise missile that can reach Israel
A senior Iranian general unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,650 km (1,025 miles) that could potentially reach Israel in an interview with state television on Friday, in which he also reiterated Tehran’s desire to kill former US president Donald Trump.
CIA chief: Iran could produce weapons-grade uranium within weeks
Iran could enrich uranium to weapons-grade within weeks, but the United States does not believe Tehran has made the decision to do so, said CIA chief William Burns on Saturday.
Russian warships bypass the United Kingdom
Russian warships, accompanied by the Mariscal Ustinov cruise ship, bypassed the United Kingdom earlier this month.
Biden convening G-7 leaders days after traveling to Ukraine
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Thursday that President Joe Biden will convene a virtual meeting of leaders of the world's top economies on Friday morning, just days after returning to Washington from a trip to Europe commemorating the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine Vows Victory At First Anniversary of Russian Invasion (Worthy News Radio)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed that his nation will do everything to achieve victory a year after Russia's invasion. He spoke as emotionally charged ceremonies were underway across the country to remember the first anniversary of a war that killed at least tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians.
Six galaxies challenge theories about how the universe was formed
A newly published research paper presented the discovery of six galaxies that are too young and too dense to be explained by previous theories about how the universe was formed. In the words of one scientist, “It’s bananas!”
US to ramp up troops in Taiwan as tensions with China grow: report
The United States will send between 100 and 200 troops to Taiwan over the next few months to help train the island’s military — the largest deployment of American forces there in decades as Washington tries to deter China from a potential attack.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel’s coalition set to pass Override Law in Knesset this week
The law that severely restricts the High Court of Justice’s ability to strike down regular Knesset laws is set to pass a vote in the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on Wednesday.
In escalation, 21 arrested at 100,000-strong Tel Aviv anti-judicial reform rally
Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Tel Aviv and elsewhere throughout Israel gathered on Saturday evening to protest the plan for judicial overhaul put forward by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan condemn Israel’s military raid on Nablus
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Jordan have issued statements condemning Israel for yesterday’s IDF raid in Palestinian Authority-controlled Nablus, which resulted in 11 Palestinians being killed and 102 wounded, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
US Marines hold joint 10-day-long drill with Israeli military
Troops from the United States Marines are holding a 10-day-long joint exercise with the Israel Defense Forces in Israel that started this week. The drill, dubbed Intrepid Maven, began Sunday and is slated to last through March 1.
Israel: Opposition leader Lapid rejects Netanyahu’s call to negotiate on controversial judicial reform bills
Amid heated public and parliamentary controversy over the Israeli government’s plans for judicial reform, opposition leader Yair Lapid on Tuesday rejected an offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to negotiate the issue without preconditions, Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reports.
Israel advances plans for 7,000 new settler homes, places E1 project back on docket
Israel is seeking to once again advance the highly controversial E1 settlement project that would bisect Palestinian contiguity in the West Bank, as it also green-lit plans Thursday for more than 7,000 new settlement homes, the largest number ever authorized in one sitting.

Inside the United States
California faces more blizzards, floods in multistate storm
A powerful winter storm lashing California threatened floods, blizzards and avalanches Saturday while adding frigid temperatures to the misery mix.
Neo-Nazi Groups Organizing Antisemitic ‘National Day of Hate,’ Police Warn
Neo-Nazi groups across the United States are planning a national "Day of Hate" against Jewish communities on Saturday, according to antisemitism watchdogs and police documents.
US housing market has lost $2.3 trillion in value from its peak as home prices tumble
The US housing market has lost $2.3 trillion in value from a 2022 peak as sale prices crashed, according to a report from Redfin.

Christian News
‘God can speak in showers or waves’: Tennessee middle school students lead in prayer, song and repentance
As a spiritual awakening moves among college students across the nation, one K-12 school in Tennessee says it's also seeing a revival atmosphere spreading on its campus.