Prophecy News Watch - June 20, 2017

Around the World
Russia cuts communications with U.S. in Syria, threatens to target coalition jets
Russia has shut down a vital communication line with its U.S. counterparts in Syria, threatening to target any aircraft operating above Russian and Syrian regime-controlled territory in the country.
France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority
French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory.
Finsbury Park suspect 'turned against Muslims' after London Bridge attack
The suspect in the Finsbury Park terror attack had expressed increasingly antagonistic views towards Muslims in the weeks following the recent London Bridge atrocity, it has emerged.
U.S. tries to defuse tensions with Russia after shooting down Syrian fighter jet
Amid a sharp escalation of tensions among the various parties drawn into Syria's civil war, the Pentagon's top military officer tried to defuse a clash with Russia a day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian fighter jet attacking coalition forces engaged in the battle to defeat the Islamic State group.
Iranian and Chinese destroyers hold joint drill in Persian Gulf
Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Hamas: War with Israel unlikely, relations with Egypt improving
Hamas on Sunday played down speculation that the severe energy crisis in the Gaza Strip would lead to renewed hostilities with Israel. Hamas also said its relations with Egypt were improving.
Report: Jerusalem building freeze halting plans for 6,000 housing units
Neither the Jerusalem Municipality nor the Housing Ministry confirmed or denied an Army Radio report on Monday that claimed the government has ordered a de facto construction freeze for 6,000 housing units in the capital.
After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel and to watch its own back Monday, hours after Tehran launched missiles into Syria in what was seen, in part, as a challenge to Israel.
Netanyahu to Iran: We're watching your every move
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran following its missile strike in Syria Monday that the Islamic Republic should not be threatening Israel.
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.

Inside the United States
Think You're Safe from Predators Online? How a Supreme Court Ruling May Influence That
The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that bans sex offenders from obtaining social media profiles.
Sources: Senate GOP prepares for Obamacare repeal vote next week
Senate Republicans are preparing to vote on Obamacare repeal next week, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations, potentially leaving rank-and-file lawmakers with no more than a week to review legislation that would affect millions of Americans and one-sixth of the U.S. economy.
Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice's Unmasking Material is at Obama Library
Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of 'the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team' have been removed to the Obama Library.
House conservatives send Senate list of 'must haves' for healthcare bill
A House conservative group formerly chaired by Vice President Mike Pence plans to issue their healthcare demands to Republican senators amid growing reports that the bill has moved further to the left.
Comey admitted single Trump leak, but were there others?
President Trump's legal team may be prepared to show a trail of leaks to The New York Times by former FBI Director James Comey - dating back to at least March - in a pair of complaints set to be filed to the Justice Department inspector general and Senate Judiciary Committee, a source close to the team told Fox News.
Delaware Legalizes Abortion through all Nine Months
Delaware gave pro-abortion advocates a rare but big win last week when Gov. John Carney signed a bill making it legal to kill unborn babies through all nine months of pregnancy.
Soros, Clinton-Linked Teneo Among Donors to McCain Institute
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

Christian News
Evangelical Groups to Trump: Don't Deport Iraqi Christians
A group of evangelical Christian organizations and others have sent a letter to the Trump administration in protest of the potential deportation of Iraqi Christians from the United States.
Cuban Activist Blocked From Leaving Country
A religious freedom defender has been blocked from leaving Cuba to attend a conference on human rights and democracy. Felix Llerena LГіpez was preparing to board his flight on Saturday 17 June, when state security agents approached him and took him into an office where they informed him that he was barred from leaving the country.
Christian School Defends Right to Educate Children According to its Values
A private Christian school in Indiana is at the center of a debate over whether schools that participate in taxpayer-funded voucher programs can speak out against homosexuality.
Judge reluctantly orders cross to be removed from public park
A federal judge on Monday reluctantly ordered the removal of the Bayview Cross from a public park in Pensacola, Florida, explaining that U.S. Supreme Court precedent left him little choice.