Prophecy News Watch - January 20, 2022

Around the World
Biden Predicts Russian Invasion Amid Moscow Threats
U.S. President Joe Biden predicted Wednesday that Russia would invade Ukraine after an American security diplomat told Worthy News to expect Russian military action in February.
US Seeks ‘Relentless Diplomacy’ To Avoid Ukraine-Russia War
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday that Russia could invade Ukraine "on very short notice" but warned Moscow of tough sanctions if it did.
Open Doors Calls For Boycott China Olympics
A leading advocacy group supporting persecuted Christians has urged Americans to boycott the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.
Biden says Iran nuclear talks advancing, not time to call it quits
US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it is “not time to give up” on talks with Iran aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.
US Fears Imminent Russian Invasion In Ukraine; US Forces On High Alert (Worthy News Exclusive)
Thousands of U.S. forces in Eastern Europe are on high alert amid an anticipated invasion by Russian forces into Ukraine, a well-informed U.S. security official told Worthy News.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF Head: Laser Air-Defense System Scheduled for Final Testing Early This Year
A laser system designed to intercept incoming rockets is due for final testing “early this year,” Brig. Gen. Eyal Harel, head of the Israel Defense Forces’ Planning Division, told Globes in recent days.

Inside the United States
Republicans push for greater access to COVID therapeutics
Republicans are pushing for greater access to monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 after the federal government took over the distribution of such drugs last year.
Two Senate Democrats join with GOP to hand Biden bipartisan defeat on remaking filibuster
Two Senate Democrats joined with all 50 Republicans to hand President Biden a resounding defeat on his push to change the filibuster and pass a partisan rewrite of the nation’s voting laws.

Christian News
‘Afghanistan Replaces North Korea As 1st Persecution Nation For Christians’
Christian advocacy group Open Doors said Wednesday that Afghanistan had replaced North Korea as the worst Christian country on its annual World Watch List (WWL).
India: Christians under attack in Karnataka state
Christians in India’s Karnataka state came under a surge of violent attacks by Hindu extremists during the Christmas period last month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Joining other Indian states, Karnataka has passed a new anti-conversion law that has reportedly encouraged Hindu nationalists to attack believers they falsely accuse of forcing Hindus to convert to Christianity.
Conservative religious parents have better success at transmitting faith to their children than moderates or liberals, study finds
A new study has found that religious conservative parents have greater success in passing their faith on to their children than liberal or moderate parents do, Christian Headlines (CH) reports. Published in the journal Sociology of Religion, the study contends this outcome is partly due to conservative parents being more likely to pray and discuss God in the home.
Canada: Thousands of pastors coordinate day to preach on Christian sexuality
In a response to the passing of a new Canadian law that bans ‘conversion therapy’ for gay people, some four thousand US pastors took Sunday, January 16 as a day on which to preach coordinated sermons on Christian sexuality, Church Leaders reports. The day of preaching was triggered by fear that a similar anti-conversion therapy law could be passed in America, and that it could ultimately lead to the criminalization of Christianity there.

Worthy Watch
Bombshell CDC Study: Natural Immunity Provides Significantly More Protection Against COVID Than Vaccination Only