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This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (August 6)

08-08-2017  •  Uit deTrompet.nl
Iran’s state-sponsored terrorism in Jerusalem, acid attacks in Britain, and more

Here are five of the most important news stories this week, as well as relevant links to the full articles and videos here on theTrumpet.com.

Iran’s Fingerprints Are All Over the Temple Mount Turmoil

Palestinian authorities acknowledged Iran’s involvement in fomenting the Temple Mount crisis that followed the July 14 terrorist attack. One of them told Israel Hayom that it was “plainly obvious that the government in Tehran, by way of its long tentacles, was behind these efforts. This involves millions of shekels, and it appears that the Iranians have found a way to cash in on this and to make it clear to the Palestinians that Iran is taking care of them.”

Iran sponsors terrorism unlike any other country, and its continued meddling in Israel will lead to unprecedented regional and global crises.

What Happens When You Ban Guns and Knives

A government crackdown on guns and knives in the United Kingdom is apparently turning criminals to other alternative weapons: corrosive substances.

The number of acid attacks last year was almost double that of the previous year—and this year, that number might be higher. Attacks on delivery drivers have become so common that they held a protest outside Parliament on July 18 to ask authorities to do more to stop them. But what can members of Parliament do to stop acid attacks?

How Big Will Guttenberg’s Comeback Be?

Nine months after he resigned as German defense minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg wrote a book revealingly titled Vorerst Gescheitert (Temporary Failure or Failed at the First Attempt).

Is Germany’s most-wanted political superstar about to make a second attempt in German politics? Powerful political elites believe that Guttenberg could be Bavaria’s next premier or Germany’s next foreign minister. Or more.

America’s Expanding Warriors

According to the Department of Defense, about 13 percent of American soldiers are overweight. The war against obesity adds yet another front that might overwhelm an armed force that’s already bogged down in Syria and Afghanistan, and now has to contend with a more capable and belligerent North Korea.

The Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21—A Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy?

In two weeks, sky-watchers across America will see the face of the sun disappear behind the moon’s disk, turning daylight to darkness. Will that event fulfill Bible prophecies about heavenly signs , as many have said? What exactly does the Bible say about the so-called apocalypse?

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