CLEARCUT | With Michelle Makori | Wednesday, December 19th 201848min
Part 1 On Israel's northern border, security forces continue their work to find and destroy terror tunnels. Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared those tunnels to be an 'Act of War'. In Syria, the U.S. President announced that the U.S. is pulling his troops out of the civil war-torn country. This is because the U.S. mission to defeat ISIS is accomplished. The U.S. troops have been in Syria since 2015 and count around 2,000 personals. Part 2 The analysis continues on the Trump announcement to pullout troops from Syria with Retired U.S. Marine Colonel Hal Kempfer and Terrorism and Security Analyst Erick Stakelbeck. In Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu gave his blunt description of what the Hezbollah's tunnels means in a speech just before the United Nations debated the issue. More details with i24NEWS Correspondent Nina Larsen. Part 3 The FED raised the interest rates again today despite the attempts from the Equity markets to convince the FED not to do so. Finacial Advisor David Nelson has the explanations on this topic. Meanwhile, the countdown is on and the no-deal Brexit is looking more and more likely. This means that the UK will be leaving the European Union without any of the safeguards negotiated over the last years unless the UK Prime Minister Theresa May can get some concessions out of the parliament. More on Bianca Zanini's report. Part 4 The U.S. government may avoid a shutdown despite President Trump's warning that he would shut it down if he didn't get the funding for the border wall. The Congress doesn't seem poised to give more money for the wall, it does appear that a budget extension will pass before Friday's deadline. Meanwhile, Facebook defends its data sharing policy while Israel subsidizes "Ambassadors to Palestine".