World News With Biblical Relevance 

September 20 2020

‘Dawn of a New Middle East’: Trump Presides over Signing of UAE, Bahrain & Israel historic deals

Trump: We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division & conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East

13 Israelis Injured by Rocket Fire as Peace Deals Signed

13 people were injured by Rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel as Netanyahu signed normalization deals with the UAE and Bahrain.

Significant Damage Reported After Israeli Strike Near Aleppo

At least 2 buildings were damaged in a Israeli airstrike; One of the primary targets revealed to be a missile production facility.

US: Serbia to designate Hezbollah entirely as a terror organization

The United States on Sunday welcomed Serbia’s decision to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization. It called on the European...

Bahrain Agrees to Normalize Relations with Israel, Trump Announces

Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Trump said on Friday.

Full Lockdown Beginning Rosh Hashanah Night & Encompass Yom Kippur

Coronavirus Cabinet decided to institute a full lockdown of Israel beginning the first night of Rosh Hashannah, encompassing Yom Kippur.

Huge Blaze at Beirut Port Alarms Residents a Month after Massive Blast

A large fire erupted at Beirut Port on Thursday, engulfing parts of the Lebanese capital in a pall of smoke weeks after a...

Russia, Iran & Turkey Seek ‘Strong Foundation’ for Partnership

Iran Media described discussions as working to form “strong foundation” for future work; Iran, Turkey & Russia have worked closely in Syria.

Huckabee Blasts ‘Frightening’ Bias Against Israel in the Media & Academia

Huckabee warned of systematic attacks waged in the media and on campuses against the Bible, and against a biblical understanding of Israel.

Evangelical Malawi President Positions to be First African Country to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

The president’s announcement on Friday, if carried out, would mark Malawi as the first African country to place its embassy in Jerusalem

Chad Considering Embassy in Jerusalem

“I do not only want to mark the relations between our countries, but to promote them even more,” Netanyahu said.

San Francisco University to Host Palestinian Terrorist, Airplane Hijacker Leila Khaled

San Francisco State University to host woman who played critical role in airplane hijackings as member of US-designated terrorist org. PFLP

First Of Its Kind US Survey: Young Adults Have ‘Shocking’ Ignorance of Slaughter of Jews In The Holocaust

A new survey about the Holocaust has revealed "shocking levels of ignorance about the greatest crime of the 20th century."

State Revokes Medical License of Muslim who Threatened Jews with ‘Wrong Meds’

The Ohio State Medical Board has revoked the medical license of a woman who took to social media with a threat to give "wrong meds" to Jews.

Merriam-Webster Removes Israel Example from ‘Apartheid’ Definition

Merriam-Webster dictionary this week removed Israel as an example for its definition of the word “apartheid.”

Report Finds Facebook Promoting Holocaust Denial on Platform

Facebook has long been accused of allowing Holocaust denial but a recent study claims computer algorithms on the platform actually promote it

Polish-Language Newspaper in Canada Blames Jews for the Pandemic

A Polish-language newspaper publishes article blaming Jews for COVID; An organization fighting antisemitism, has filed a police complaint over the article.

13 Israelis Injured by Rocket Fire as Peace Deals Signed

13 people were injured by Rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel as Netanyahu signed normalization deals with the UAE and Bahrain.

Arson Balloons from Gaza Spark 23 Fires in Southern Israel

Airborne incendiary devices launched from Gaza sparked at least 23 fires in southern Israel on Saturday according to Israel’s Fire & Rescue.

Israel Says Turkey is Granting Passports to Hamas Members

Turkey's growing support for the designated terror group Hamas is said to be fracturing diplomatic ties with both Israel & the US.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza Threatens ‘Explosion’ if Blockade Continues

Palestinian Islamic Jihad have increased their rocket and arson attacks against Israel; Israel responds by closing crossings sparking threats

State Revokes Medical License of Muslim who Threatened Jews with ‘Wrong Meds’

The Ohio State Medical Board has revoked the medical license of a woman who took to social media with a threat to give "wrong meds" to Jews.

Jan Markell Sees an ‘End-Times Phenomenon’ Afoot

Jan Markell says the historic Middle East agreements signed this week could be heralding the coming return of the Lord.

Amid Concern Over Iranian Plot to Assassinate a US Official, Trump Issues Strong Warning

POTUS released a very strong warning via twitter, warning Iran of the consequences they’d face should they target American personnel.

Pompeo says will do all it needs to do to ensure Iran sanctions enforced

Pompeo says the US will return to the UN to reimpose sanctions on Iran next week & would do all it needed to insure sanctions are enforced.

‘Dawn of a New Middle East’: Trump Presides over Signing of UAE, Bahrain & Israel historic deals

Trump: We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division & conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East

Significant Damage Reported After Israeli Strike Near Aleppo

At least 2 buildings were damaged in a Israeli airstrike; One of the primary targets revealed to be a missile production facility.

‘Peace With Many’: Will All 22 Arab States Make Peace With Israel?

Will the Israel-UAE peace agreement begin the process that leads to the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27? We need to be watching events closely...

Netanyahu: Kosovo, Serbia to Open Embassies in Jerusalem

Netanyahu said Friday that Kosovo agreed to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, making it the 1st country with a Muslim majority to do so

Bahrain to Allow Flights Between Israel and the UAE to Enter Its Airspace

Another Gulf state takes a step in ties with Israel; This follows a similar move by Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights in their airspace.

Iranian Air Defense Systems Reportedly Deployed Near Border of Lebanon & Syria

Reports reveal Iranian air defense systems deployed near border between Syria & Lebanon to target Israeli aircraft seeking to enter the area

Israeli Strike on Hezbollah Targets Near Damascus Leads to Multiple Casualties

The attack said to have killed at least 5 Iranian-sponsored fighters, both foreign & of Syrian nationality; Nearly a dozen individuals wounded

Macron says Lebanon has Promised to Form Cabinet within 2 Weeks

Lebanese leaders have promised to form a new government within two weeks, visiting French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

Netanyahu: Palestinians No Longer Have a Veto on Peace

“If we had to wait for the Palestinians, we would have to wait forever. But no longer,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

UAE President Calls for Cancellation of Law that Boycotts Israel, Improving Ties

UAE President called for the cancellation of a law that boycotts the Jewish State, making way for ties to improve between the two countries.

Arson Balloons from Gaza Spark 23 Fires in Southern Israel

Airborne incendiary devices launched from Gaza sparked at least 23 fires in southern Israel on Saturday according to Israel’s Fire & Rescue.

Israel Says Turkey is Granting Passports to Hamas Members

Turkey's growing support for the designated terror group Hamas is said to be fracturing diplomatic ties with both Israel & the US.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza Threatens ‘Explosion’ if Blockade Continues

Palestinian Islamic Jihad have increased their rocket and arson attacks against Israel; Israel responds by closing crossings sparking threats

State Revokes Medical License of Muslim who Threatened Jews with ‘Wrong Meds’

The Ohio State Medical Board has revoked the medical license of a woman who took to social media with a threat to give "wrong meds" to Jews.

US Forces Harassed, Injured in Vehicle Collision in Eastern Syria

US soldiers injured in an escalation with Russian forces in Syria; incidents increase involving US patrols being harassed by Russian forces.

Rabbi Killed in Stabbing Attack in Central Israel, Palestinian Arrested

A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank fatally stabbed an Israeli rabbi on a street in the central Israeli on Wednesday, police said.

Israel Attacks Hezbollah in Lebanon After Shots Fired at Troops Near Border

Israeli warplanes struck Hezbollah targets near the border early Wednesday after shots where fired from Lebanon at IDF Tuesday Night.

IDF Carries Out Three Waves of Airstrikes as 12 Rockets Launched from Gaza

IDF strikes targets belonging to Hamas during 3 rounds of airstrikes as 12 rockets were fired towards Israel from Gaza Thursday night.

Report: Iran Claims it has New Cruise Missiles & Advanced Drones

Iran claims to unveil new missiles and drones this week named for Muhandis and Soleimani, who the US killed in January in Baghdad.

Christian Pastor & Wife Flee Iran—Only Hours Before Reporting to Evin Prison

Only hours before an Iranian Christian was due to begin her prison sentence, she & her husband Victor reportedly fled their homeland of Iran.

Trump Says US Intends to Trigger ‘Snapback’ of UN Sanctions on Iran

Trump announces plans to intend “snapback” sanctions on Iran, days after UN Security Council failed to extend a soon-to expire arms embargo.

IDF Strikes Multiple Hamas Target in Gaza After Fires Started by Incendiary Balloons

IDF responds with strikes in Gaza overnight after several projectiles were launched earlier in the day leading to several fires in Israel.

Sudan & Israel Say Talks Underway for Deal to Normalize Ties

Sudan expresses interest in peace deal with Israel, saying creation of diplomatic ties between the two could be signed by the end of the year

Report Finds Facebook Promoting Holocaust Denial on Platform

Facebook has long been accused of allowing Holocaust denial but a recent study claims computer algorithms on the platform actually promote it

Is the Israel-UAE Peace Deal Prophetically Significant?

"This is something that should cause all Christians to watch carefully and continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem."

Kushner: The First Time Israel has Agreed to a Map of a Palestinian State; Exchange of Territories

Kushner: "Israel has made a very generous proposal for the establishment of a Palestinian state, including an exchange of territories."

Following UAE, Lebanon’s President Opens Door to Possible Peace Talks with Israel

Lebanese President hints at possibility of peace talks with the Jewish State following the newfound relationship between Israel & the UAE.

Major Exchange Of Fire Between US & Syrian Armies Results In Casualties

On Monday US occupying forces and the Syrian Army exchanged fire in a rare direct clash, reportedly ending in casualties.

UN Security Council Rejects Resolution to Extend the Arms Embargo on Iran

US looses bid to extend UN arms embargo on Iran; Putin proposes summit to avoid "confrontation" over US threat to return UN sanctions on Iran

US Seizure of Iran Fuel Bound for Venezuela was Largest Confiscation Of Its Kind

US govt seizes multimillion-dollar fuel shipments from IRGC, a designated foreign terrorist organization, that was bound for Venezuela.

‘Abraham Accords’: Israel, UAE Reach Historic Agreement Brokered by Trump Administration

The peace deal was the product of lengthy discussions between Israel, the UAE and the United States that accelerated recently, White House officials said.

Lithuania Officially Designates Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

The European country now recognizes both the military and political wings of Hezbollah as terror entities.

Israel Says it Fended off North Korean Hack Attempt Against Defense Industry

The Defense Ministry on Wednesday said hackers from a group linked to the North Korean government targeted Israeli defense officials.

Greece Puts Military on High Alert After Turkish Research Ship Enters Controversial Waters

Turkish research vessel went into controversial waters, leading to precautionary military measures by Greece; Turkish F-16s spotted accompanying the vessel

Lebanese Prime Minister Announces Resignation of Government

Lebanon’s prime minister announces he and the entire cabinet were stepping down in wake of the Beirut explosion that triggered public fury, mass protests.

Canada’s Lebanon Relief Fund Includes Group Banned In Multiple Countries For Ties to Hamas

A charity accused of Hamas ties is among charities announced as partners in the Canadian government's Lebanon Relief Fund.

Lebanese Minister of Information, Several Other Lawmakers Resign Amid Growing National Anger

Manal Abdel-Samad submitted her resignation on Sunday in the wake of national protests targeted towards a corrupt government.

Large Protests Erupt in Lebanon’s Capital City Targeting Corrupt Officials

Leaders of the Lebanese government & Hezbollah facing significant pushback from protestors throughout Beirut; Protestors are now engaging security forces

Polish-Language Newspaper in Canada Blames Jews for the Pandemic

A Polish-language newspaper publishes article blaming Jews for COVID; An organization fighting antisemitism, has filed a police complaint over the article.

IDF Strikes Hamas Site in Gaza After Arson Balloons Spark Fires in South

Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas site in Gaza Thursday night after terrorists launched balloons carrying explosives & incendiary devices into Israel.

Pair of Explosions that Shook Beirut, Lebanon Tied to Hezbollah Weapon Production

2 explosions erupted in Beirut on Tuesday evening; Early reports suggested a fireworks warehouse, though newly surfaced information reveals otherwise

Beirut Explosion Death Toll Skyrockets As Thousands Injured, 300,000+ Left Homeless

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, ambulances were transporting hundreds of injured people to local hospitals & dozens may have been killed.

IDF Neutralizes 4 Hezbollah Members After Attempting to Plant Explosives Near the Golan

Hezbollah was spotted by the Israel Defense Forces attempting to plant improvised explosive devices near Israel’s border with Syria, the Golan

Cancel Culture Works Backward When It Comes to Jews

Cancel culture rewards anti-Semitism, even as it punishes the mildest political incorrectness, & assails those who express support for Jews and Israel.

Ambassador Friedman: Israel Is still Defending Its Right to Exist

US Amb. to Israel says that people around the world "find common ground in attacking, vilifying and seeking to destroy the Jewish state."

Turkish Parliament Passes Social Media Law to Regulate Content As Government Tightens Control

Turkey adopts new social media law that will create "chilling effect" on voices who've resorted to the platforms as government tightens grip on media.

Netanyahu, Pompeo Put Trump Peace Plan Back on the Table

After weeks of silence on Trump’s peace plan, Netanyahu & Pompeo put it back on the agenda in remarks to the relaunch of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus

Vogue Arabia Showcases Artists Who Erase Israel Off The Map

Western media outlet Vogue Arabia features series of Israel-free maps under the pretence of “artistic protest” against the Jewish State.

IDF Thwarts Hezbollah Terror Cell Infiltration Along Border with Lebanon

The IDF thwarted a Hezbollah terror attack near Mount Dov along the border with Lebanon on Monday; IDF spokesman: "We have some tense days ahead."

Explosions Reported on Iran’s Qeshm Island Over the Weekend – Possible Israeli Strike

Islamic Republic experienced more explosions Saturday on one of its southern islands; Possibility of an Israeli strike on an underground missile facility.

The ‘Pandemic of Hope’ in Iran: Upsurge in Iranian Muslims Converting to Christianity

While Covid has ravaged Iran’s government & economy, a popular Christian satellite channel reports an upsurge in Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity

Netanyahu Issues Warning to Lebanon & Syria as Tension Grows Amid Israeli Strike on Hezbollah Targets

Netanyahu warns the 2 northern nations after an exchange of fire on Friday; Tensions are growing after Israel killed a Hezbollah member near Damascus.

Massive Explosion at Iraqi Base Linked to Iranian-Backed Militias

An Iraqi military base that has a large ammunition dump exploded on Sunday; In this context the explosion adds fuel to the fire of tensions.

Bodies of 286 Jews Murdered in Holocaust Found in Ukraine Basement

The bodies of 286 Jewish people, mostly women and children, were found in a basement below the town square's marketplace in Sataniv, Ukraine.

Iran Condemns US After Warplane Fly-by Panics Iranian Airliner Passengers

Iran said a US fighter jet "harassed" a civilian airliner in an act of terrorism, dismissing US account that the jet was conducting a visual inspection

Turkey Likely to Employ Somali Fighters in Libya

Reports indicate Turkey is looking to hire Somali fighters to join military agenda in Libya; Turkey already sent thousands of fighters from Syria to Libya.

Israel’s Knesset Passes Bill Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’

The Israeli Knesset approved a bill to ban psychologists from practicing conversion therapy in Israel on Wednesday, amid a stormy plenum vote.

Iran Terror Proxy Hezbollah Threatens Israel After Member Killed Near Damascus

A member of the Mediterranean-based terror group was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Monday, resulting in threats towards the Jewish State.