Prophecy News Watch - January 23, 2023

Around the World
U.S. announces $2.5B military package for Ukraine
The United States on Thursday announced a $2.5 billion military assistance package for Ukraine that includes hundreds of armored vehicles as well as air defense systems but no tanks despite Kyiv's repeated calls for the front-line combat machinery.
US army says its forces captured three Islamic State members in Syria raid
US forces have captured three Islamic State group members during a helicopter and ground raid in eastern Syria, the US military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) said Sunday.
Chris Hipkins To Replace Jacinda Ardern As New Zealand’s Premier
Education Minister Chris Hipkins, 44, is due to become New Zealand’s next prime minister after he was the only candidate to enter the race Saturday to replace Jacinda Ardern.
Hungary’s Freedom Fighter Imre Mécs Dies At 89
Hungarian liberal politician and author Imre Mécs, a soft-spoken stylish man who was once nearly executed for playing a pivotal role in Hungary’s Revolution of 1956 against Soviet domination, has died, Worthy News learned Saturday. He was 89.
NATO Discuss Weapons For Ukraine As Tensions Rise
The NATO military alliance was to meet on Friday to discuss military support for Ukraine amid internal tensions after a new appeal for weapons from Ukraine’s embattled leader.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Some 100,000 Israelis protest against govt’s judicial reforms
Some 100,000 people protested against the government's judicial reforms in Tel Aviv on Saturday night including Israeli politicians that oppose Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu fires Deri ‘with a heavy heart’ after High Court nixes convicted minister
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed top ally Aryeh Deri from the cabinet on Sunday, in a move expected to trigger political uncertainty despite being mandated by the High Court of Justice and advocated by the attorney general.

Inside the United States
CIA chief Burns meets Ukraine’s Zelensky in Kyiv as Washington ups support
CIA Director William Burns visited Kyiv last week to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a US official said Thursday, in the latest example of high-level contacts between the US and Ukraine.
DOJ Discovers Six More Biden Classified Documents
The Department of Justice (DOJ) found six more items with classification markings at President Joe Biden’s personal Delaware residence on Friday after conducting a search, Biden’s personal lawyer Bob Bauer said Saturday.
U.S. investigating first cases of new drug-resistant gonorrhea strain
Health authorities in Massachusetts announced Thursday they have identified two cases of a new strain of gonorrhea that appears to have developed resistance to a broad swath of antibiotic treatments.
FBI Offers $25K Rewards for Info on Pro-life Center Attacks
The FBI has issued a bevy of $25,000 reward offers for information on the 2022 attacks against pro-life pregnancy centers in America.
At Least 10 Die In Mass Shooting In California
At least 10 people died in an apparently racially motivated shooting at business premises in the U.S. state of California’s city of Monterey Park, police and witnesses said early Sunday.

Worthy Insights
NHL Player’s Jersey Completely Sells Out After He Refuses to Abandon Christian Faith
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov’s orange No. 9 jersey was completely sold out at on Thursday after he decided against participating in the team’s LGBT “Pride Night” event because of his Christian faith.