Prophecy News Watch - July 3, 2017

Around the World
Three car bombs target Damascus, 20 killed
A car bomb killed 20 people in Damascus on Sunday and wounded dozens more, the Syrian foreign ministry said, the first such bombing in the Syrian capital since a series of jihadist suicide attacks in March.
Gunmen open fire near French mosque injuring eight people
Two men have carried out a shooting near a mosque in Avignon leaving eight people injured, the French prosecutor's office has said.
Russia unveils 'Star Wars'-like combat suit for future warfighters
Russia has unveiled what appears to be its answer to the U.S. military's Tactical Light Operator Suit (TALOS).
Trump's war of annihilation strategy against Islamic State frees military to quickly seize territory
President Trump's war of annihilation against the Islamic State played out this spring in the Syrian town of Tabqa, a critical prize in the ongoing final march to Raqqa.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli Defense Minister to Syria: 'Don't test us'
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Israel's northern neighbors on Sunday not to test the Jewish State's patience on after numerous errant mortars struck Israel over the past week.
IDF strikes Syrian targets after two projectiles hit Israel within an hour
The IDF struck a canon belonging to Bashar Assad's regime in Syria in retaliation for errant fire from the internal fighting in Syria that spilled over into Israeli territory twice on Saturday, the military confirmed.

Inside the United States
Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens
An Oregon bill requiring health insurers to provide their customers with free abortions -- including illegal immigrants -- has advanced to the state Senate after winning approval in the state House with no Republican votes.
Trump courts Senate GOP on health care bill
The White House says President Trump wants to pass a single Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, but he's courting Senate Republicans who want to rip off the Band-Aid and gut the 2010 law upfront, leaving Congress no choice but to replace it in a bout of legislative summer school this August.
Terry McAuliffe Again Obstructs Efforts to Investigate Voter Fraud
The decision by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) not to cooperate with a White House commission examining voting processes in federal elections comes after a year in which the governor circumvented the commonwealth's supreme court to restore voting rights for convicted felons and stalled efforts by the Virginia legislature to fight voter fraud.
Democrats unleash on Trump after CNN clothesline video: 'He has violence and blood in his mind'
Democratic lawmakers took to Twitter to once again condemn President Trump's tweeting habits after he spent seven consecutive days using his account to criticize media outlets.

Christian News
Preacher Found Guilty of Crime for Sharing Gospel, 'Jesus Only Way to God,' Says He Loves Muslims, Gays
Michael Overd, the Christian street preacher who was found guilty of public order offenses for saying 'Jesus is the only way to God,' said in an appeals court Wednesday that he's not a hate preacher, and he loves Muslims and gay people.
Russell Moore, Franklin Graham Orgs. Urge Trump to Tackle Severe Persecution of Sudanese Christians
Several leading evangelical organizations in America have urged U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stand up to the destruction of churches and severe forms of persecution Christians and others face in Sudan.