Prophecy News Watch - November 9, 2023

Around the World
Vatican: Transgenders Can Be Baptized
The Vatican said Wednesday that transgender people can be baptized in the Catholic Church after the pope already reached out to other members of the LGBTQ+ community, which uses the rainbow as its logo.
Vatican Offers To Mediate In Israel-Hamas War
The Vatican has offered to mediate to end the Israel-Hamas war but also urged Israeli authorities to show “proportionality” in its response to the “inhuman” Hamas attack that killed 1,400 people including babies.
Ukraine Closer To EU Membership Talks But Hungary Considers Veto
The president of war-torn Ukraine praised as “historic” a recommendation by the European Union’s executive to launch membership talks with Kyiv, but EU member Hungary opposed the move, citing security concerns.
US confirms Huthis shot down American drone off Yemen
Yemen's Houthi rebels, supported by Iran, successfully downed an unmanned U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone that was operating in international airspace off the Yemeni coast, according to a Pentagon Statement on Wednesday.
U.S. Strikes Iranian-Backed Militia Groups in Syria Again
On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced that, for the second time in the past two weeks, U.S. fighter jets carried out airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria. This development has heightened concerns about escalating tensions in the Middle East.
West Africa: Islamic jihadist groups are now taking root in Christian-majority Benin
While Islamic jihadist terrorists have long plagued West African countries like Nigeria, groups connected to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have now spread to take root in the Christian-majority West African coastal state of Benin, the Associated Press reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
50,000 Flee Gaza City (Video)
Israel said that at least 50,000 Palestinians left the besieged Gaza City area Wednesday after its military opened up the main road to southern Gaza.
Israel Strikes Hezbollah Targets in Lebanon (Video)
On Wednesday evening, Israel Defence Force (IDF) fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, according to an IDF spokesman.
Hamas accuses UNRWA of collusion with Israel as Gaza civilians use evacuation corridors
Enraged that civilians are using humanitarian corridors opened by the Israeli military to evacuate to the southern part of the Gaza Strip, the Hamas Palestinian terror group has accused the United Nations of “colluding with Israel” in the “forced displacement” of Palestinians by encouraging them to use the evacuation routes, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Large numbers of French and US Jews now considering immigration to Israel
There has been a huge spike in the numbers of Jews in the US and in France who are considering moving to Israel since the worldwide increase in antisemitic attacks that followed the Oct. 7 massacre of Israeli civilians by Hamas, and Israel’s response in Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Inside the United States
Bankrolled Pro-Abortion Candidates Win In Several US States (Worthy News Investigation)
Defenders of the unborn expressed sorrow after Democratic candidates supporting abortion rights won critical elections in several U.S. states on Tuesday, backed by millions in campaign funding.
House Republicans Subpoena Biden’s Son, Brother in Latest Investigation
On Wednesday, House Republicans issued subpoenas to Hunter and James Biden, demanding their testimony as lawmakers aim to establish connections between President Biden and his family's business activities, the Wall Street Journal reported.
House of Representatives Censures Rashida Tlaib Over Anti-Israel Rhetoric
The House of Representatives censured Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for "promoting misleading narratives" regarding the Israel conflict, marking the second instance this year in which a Democratic lawmaker has faced condemnation from fellow members.
Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects ‘Insurrection Clause’ Challenge, Clearing Path for Trump on Ballot
The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit on Wednesday that attempted to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 primary ballot, citing a constitutional provision that disqualifies individuals who have "participated in insurrection" from holding office.

Christian News
“Jesus” movie has now been translated into 2,100 languages
The renowned 1979 “Jesus” movie has now been translated into its 2,100th language, the Washington Times reports. Based on the Gospel of Luke, the movie is a hugely popular American-made drama about the life of Christ.