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Israel seeks increased deterrence against Gaza (Second Coming Watch Update #444)

1. According to the Jerusalem Post, amid the recent uptick in violence along the Gaza border, the Israeli defense establishment has concluded that its hard-earned deterrence against Gaza's terrorist factions is beginning to crumble and may require a boost.

2. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the U.S. and the United Nations are preparing to make more peacekeeping troops available for the growing conflict in South Sudan, as President Salva Kiir opened the door to talks with his deposed vice president.

3. According to AFP, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the final pieces were in place for the 2015 launch of an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan that Moscow hopes can also be joined by Ukraine.

4. According to AFP, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the country’s military to bolster its combat readiness, saying a war could break out “without any prior notice."

5. According to Reuters, tens of thousands of Britons are without electricity after torrential rainfall flooded homes and hurricane-force winds battered the country.

Revelation 1:7 // R. A. Torrey //

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