Prophecy News Watch - June 19, 2017

Around the World
U.S. warplane shoots down Syrian jet
The convoluted war zone in Syria grew more complicated Sunday with the downing of a government warplane by an American jet defending U.S.-backed coalition forces battling the Islamic State and, for the first time, direct action against the insurgent terror group by Iran, which fired ballistic missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria.
Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations
Pressing 'pause' on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues President Barack Obama had opened.
Bodies of 7 Missing U.S. Sailors Found in Destroyer Damaged in Collision
The bodies of seven U.S. sailors missing after a Navy destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan were found in flooded berthing compartments, a defense official said.
Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time
The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.
Hezbollah supporters call for Israel's annihilation at London rally
Hezbollah and Palestine supporters staging a sit-down protest brought part of central London to a standstill on Sunday afternoon.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Abbas’s Fatah slams Israel for killing 3 Palestinians carrying out fatal attack
Fatah, the political faction of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, condemned Israel for killing three Palestinians who killed Israeli police officer Hadas Malka and injured four others in a stabbing and shooting terror attack in Jerusalem on Friday.
Jared Kushner to travel to Mideast to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is expected to travel to the Middle East this week to meet with Israeli and Palestinian officials in an effort to advance peace efforts pursued by US President Donald Trump.
Israel provides steady flow of cash, aid to Syrian rebels -- report
Israel has been providing Syrian rebels near its border in the Golan Heights with a steady flow of funds, medical supplies and humanitarian assistance, with one group receiving roughly $5,000 per month, according to rebel fighters.
Putin: Israel's Sharon warned me against trusting anyone in Middle East
Russian President Vladimir Putin discusses Middle East tensions and reveals private conversations he had with former prime minister Ariel Sharon in the four-part documentary, 'The Putin Interviews,' aired by Showtime this week.

Inside the United States
Russia Investigation Update: Inquiry Just Beginning, Schiff Says
Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is just beginning while Sen. Angus King said he doesn’t understand why President Donald Trump and his attorney general appear uninterested in the issue.
18 protesters arrested after Philando Castile court decision
Police arrested 18 protesters early Saturday as thousands gathered in St. Paul, Minn., after a jury acquitted a police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile.
ACLJ's Sekulow Says Trump 'Not Under Investigation'
Jay Sekulow says President Donald Trump 'is not and has not been under investigation,' according to the Daily Caller.
Mattis under pressure to reverse Obama administration's approval of transgender troops
Defense Secretary James Mattis is facing his first significant decision in the military's sexual revolution legacy left by the last commander in chief, Barack Obama.

Christian News
Religious, Ethnic Minorities Face Persecution in Kurdistan
About 2 million people have fled to Kurdistan, in Northern Iraq, in recent years, escaping conflict, terrorism, and persecution in Syria and Iraq.