Prophecy News Watch - March 22, 2023

Around the World
Russia’s Putin ‘Open’ For China’s Peace Plan On Ukraine
Three days after he was indicted for war crimes, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he would discuss a plan “to settle the acute crisis in Ukraine" with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Markets Volatile Despite Credit Suisse Rescue
Markets across the world recovered late Monday but remained volatile despite efforts by authorities to portray the rescue of Credit Suisse bank by its rival UBS as a good deal.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel could strike Iran in three months, retired Israeli general says
The Biden administration’s failure to present a credible military response to Iran’s expanding nuclear program has brought Israel closer than ever to launching a military strike on Tehran, according to a retired Israeli general.
Jordanian Islamic Waqf Calls to Fortify Temple Mount Against Jews
A senior official in the Jordanian Waqf Islamic Authority has called for the fortification of the Temple Mount in advance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which is set to begin later this week.

Inside the United States
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Christian preacher’s challenge to university
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a traveling Christian evangelist's free-speech challenge to a University of Alabama requirement that he obtain a permit before handing out religious pamphlets and preaching from a sidewalk adjacent to its campus.
Utah passes law banning abortion clinics from obtaining license to practice
The deeply conservative state of Utah has passed a new law to prohibit abortion clinics from obtaining the healthcare licenses they need to operate as medical facilities, the Associated Press reports.
State senator to introduce bill protecting California doctors who mail abortion pills to women in other states
A Democratic state senator in California is introducing a new bill that would protect doctors from extradition or prosecution for mailing abortion pills to patients in other states, the Washington Examiner reports.

Christian News
Indonesia: Christians continually face opposition in building churches
Despite their constitutional right to freedom of religion, Christians in Muslim-majority Indonesia face an uphill struggle in obtaining the required permits to build churches: both the government and local Muslims oppose them.
California ministry calls for 10,000 Christian volunteers in massive Gospel outreach
As part of a massive Gospel outreach to California, a local evangelistic ministry is calling for 10,000 Christian volunteers to spend a week preparing the way for the subsequent 10 “HopeFest” large stadium events that will be held across the state from April 1-2.