Prophecy News Watch - July 4, 2017

Around the World
North Korea test-fires intermediate range ballistic missile ahead of G20 summit
North Korea test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Tuesday, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations are due to discuss steps to rein in Pyongyang's weapons programs.
$1 Trillion in dollar exposure has Japanese banks in deep water
Japanese banks are pursuing a dangerous strategy of loading up on foreign assets with money borrowed from overseas, a global banking watchdog has warned.
US-backed Syrian fighters breach Old City of Raqqa, officials say
Syrian Democratic Forces breached the Old City of Raqqa after overcoming heavy push back from Islamic State militants Monday, U.S.-led coalition officials said.
Syrian army announces ceasefire in south ahead of Astana talks
The Syrian army said on Monday it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria until Thursday ahead of a new round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana, but rebels said the army had already violated the ceasefire by striking areas under their control.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Fatah Faction of PA President Mahmoud Abbas Pledges to Restore Terrorist Monument in Jenin
The ruling Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to restore a monument in the West Bank city of Jenin to the terrorist who planned a massacre of Israeli schoolchildren in 1974.
Fake bomb sent to officer in charge of ultra-Orthodox draft
Police were investigating on Tuesday a threat against the IDF officer in charge of ultra-Orthodox conscription, after he was mailed a fake letter bomb at his home with the word 'Revenge' written on it.
MKs expected to be allowed on Temple Mount this month
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lift his ban on lawmakers visiting the Temple Mount for a trial period later this month, the State Attorney's Office plans to tell the High Court of Justice.

Inside the United States
Trump at Freedom Rally: 'America Always Affirms That Liberty Comes from Our Creator'
During Saturday's Freedom Rally at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump said that ever since 1776, America has always affirmed 'that liberty comes from Our Creator.' He also told the evangelical community that his administration will 'support and defend your religious liberty.'
Texas forces Trump to pick sides on Dreamer amnesty
Texas has put President Trump over a barrel with its threat to sue to stop the 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, said legal analysts, calling the state's case as close to a slam-dunk as possible.
Kansas' failed tax experiment offers economic lessons for Republicans at national level
As President Trump and congressional Republicans ponder big tax cuts to boost the U.S. economy, Kansas has become a cautionary tale.
Florida's 'stand your ground' law ruled unconstitutional by judge
A judge in Florida ruled Monday that the state's updated 'stand your ground' law, which required prosecutors to disprove a defendant's self-defense case at pretrial hearings, is unconstitutional, setting up a showdown that could make its way to the state's top court.