Prophecy News Watch - June 22, 2017

Around the World
UN says world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050
India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a UN report said Wednesday.
Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit.
Nato jet 'buzzes' Russian minister's plane as military hostilities increase
Nato military plane on Wednesday approached the plane of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu above the Baltic Sea, Russian news agencies reported, the third such encounter in three days.
Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'
Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.
ISIS urges attacks on Ramadan's Night of Power, Islam's holiest day
Law enforcement officials around the world are on high alert this week as ISIS calls for a surge of civilian attacks during Islam's 'Night of Power,' the holiest day on the Islamic calendar, which this year begins Wednesday evening.
ISIS Setting Up Support Networks to Move Terrorists to Europe, Asia
The Islamic State is setting up networks to support the systematic movement of terrorists from the Middle East to Europe and Asia, according to U.S. defense officials.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel would go 'all-out' if war breaks out again with Lebanon: air force chief
Israel would use all its strength from the start in any new war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the chief of the Israeli air force said on Wednesday, sending a firm warning a decade after their last conflict.
IAF chief: Israel has 4-5 times the power than in 2006 to strike Hezbollah
The Israel Air Force would 'act with full force from the beginning' in any potential next war with Lebanon, IAF Commander Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel said Wednesday in a firm warning to Hezbollah.
Trump Administration Pressuring Israel to Move Ahead With Peace Deal, Senior Israeli Minister Says
A day ahead of the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner in Israel for talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, Israel's finance minister said that the American administration is pressuring Israel to move forward on reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians.
Kushner arrives in Israel, visits family of officer killed in terror attack
US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior Middle East advisor, Jared Kushner, visited the mourning family of slain Border Police officer St.-Sgt-Maj. Hadas Malka, shortly after arriving to Israel on Wednesday in a bid to restart peace talks.
Knesset takes one more step toward de facto annexation of West Bank
The Knesset on Wednesday took one more step toward the de facto annexation of the West Bank by approving the preliminary reading of a bill that would apply a 17-year old law to Israelis living in Judea and Samaria.

Inside the United States
Russian hackers targeted election systems in 21 states: DHS
The Trump administration acknowledged Wednesday that Russian hackers targeted election systems in nearly half the country during last year’s presidential race, offering the largest on-the-record accounting yet with respect to the scope of Moscow’s alleged interference.
Republicans face pressure at home to repeal Obamacare quickly
Senate Republicans are moving swiftly to partially repeal Obamacare, driven by political pressure from an impatient conservative base that is outweighing concerns about transparency and process.
$95,069,000,000: State and Local Income Taxes Hit Q1 Record
Americans paid a first-quarter record of $95,069,000,000 in individual income taxes to state and local governments in 2017, according to data released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ticks on the rise across New England
Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers.

Christian News
Christians and Jews Combat Witches' Summer Solstice Satanic Spells on Trump
Witches around the world are casting spells against President Trump once again tonight, attempting to #BindTrump on the summer solstice.
Canadian District Bans Christian School from Teaching 'Offensive' Parts of Bible
Cornerstone Christian Academy in Alberta, Canada is being told to stop teaching scriptures that may be considered 'offensive.'
Russell Moore, Ravi Zacharias, 100 Christian Leaders Sign Criminal Justice Declaration
Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, apologist Ravi Zacharias and nearly 100 other Christian leaders have signed onto a declaration that calls for restorative criminal justice reform in the United States and urges Christians to unite in opposition to the nation's 'misguided response to crime.'
Egyptian Church Raided, Chained Off by Police to Prevent Christians From Worshiping
Authorities in Egypt reportedly raided a church-owned building that was being used by a local Coptic Christian community for worship and chained down the doors so that Christians could no longer enter the building.
Evangelical Jerry Falwell Jr. to head Trump education task force
Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. will head an education reform task force under U.S. President Donald Trump and is keen to cut university regulations, including rules on dealing with campus sexual assault, the school he heads said.
Egypt's Coptic Christians question whether el-Sissi alliance can protect them from terror
Pope Francis is long gone from Egypt, but his April trip intensified a growing unease among Coptic Christians about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's embrace of their 10 million-strong community.