Prophecy News Watch - February 21, 2017

Around the World
Is Iran Preparing For War In The Middle East? Russia To Send $1B In Weapons To Tehran
Russia was set to send Iran about $1 billion worth of missile defense systems, Russian news agency Tass reported Monday. The deal was the result of a contract Iran signed with Russian defense manufacturer Rostec Corporation in 2007, but it was put on hold by Russia in 2010. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently ended the delay and paved the way for the contractual obligation for the S-300 air defense systems to be met in full starting this past November.
Mideast militaries dominate global arms market, new analysis states
Mideast monarchies, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are flooding their arsenals with foreign weapons at a staggering pace in the region now accounting for 23 percent of all global arms procurement.
Iran launches 'advanced' rockets during new military exercises
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched several sophisticated rockets during military exercises, Iranian media reported on Monday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Islamic State fires more rockets Into southern Israel from Egypt
The Islamic State in Egypt seems to be gaining in strength and notoriety in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt as the group claimed responsibility for more rockets fired into southern Israel Monday. The rockets landed in the Eshkol region in the south of the Jewish state.
PA leader calls on EU to recognize 'Palestine'
Rami Hamdallah, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) government in Ramallah, on Monday urged all the European Union member states to recognize 'Palestine'.
Israel to ease regulations on arms and defense exports
Israel is set to relax its regulations on the exports of arms and defense products, amid a reform program for the industry taken by the Defense Export Controls Agency, a branch of the Defense Ministry.

Inside the United States
'Not My Presidents Day' protests planned nationwide
President Trump will see another weekend of protests against him: Thousands of activists will be part of 'Not my Presidents Day' rallies across the nation.
Supreme Court set to hear case on how far constitutional rights extend outside U.S.
Supreme Court justices will grapple Tuesday with how far American constitutional protections extend outside the U.S. as they hear oral arguments on a case that saw a Border Patrol agent fire his gun into Mexico, which struck and killed a 15-year-old boy.
Eleven Jewish centers receive bomb threats in fourth wave of calls
Another wave of bomb threats was called in to Jewish community centers across the United States on Monday, marking the fourth morning this year that hoax calls were received by multiple centers in several states.

Christian News
Egyptian Christian Gunned Down By Suspected ISIS Militants
An Egyptian Christian school teacher has been gunned down on the way to work by suspected ISIS militants in Sinai, Egypt.
God Shows Up Big at Will Graham's Celebration Tour in China
It is no secret that China's communist government is far from friendly to Christianity. That hasn't stopped hundreds of Chinese citizens from giving their lives to Christ this weekend at William Graham's 2017 Music Celebration.
ISIS Egypt affiliate: Christians are our 'favorite prey'
An Islamic State affiliate released a video Monday vowing that Egyptian Christians are their 'favorite prey,' showing images of a suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people inside a packed Cairo church in December.