Prophecy News Watch - August 12, 2022

Around the World
Iran annually funnels tens of millions to Islamic Jihad in Gaza, says Israeli defense minister
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday said the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza is a "violent Iranian proxy" that receives tens of millions of dollars from Tehran annually.
France Fights Huge Blaze As Deadly Wildfires And Heat Spread In Europe
France has become the latest European nation to appeal for international help to respond to a massive southwestern wildfire that officials say has already destroyed nearly 7,000 hectares or 17,300 acres of forest. French President Emmanuel Macron said several countries are assisting in fighting the blaze amid deadly wildfires triggered by record temperatures and droughts across Europe, reportedly killing at least 1,000 people.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Palestinians to demand full recognition of ‘State of Palestine’ in upcoming UN session
In preparation for the September gathering of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Palestinian leadership is conducting extensive lobbying to achieve full UN recognition for the “State of Palestine.”

Inside the United States
$4,104,725,000,000: Federal Tax Collections Set Record Through July
The federal government collected a record $4,104,725,000,000 in total taxes in the first ten months of fiscal 2022 (October through July), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.
Grocery Inflation Hits Highest Level in 43 Years Despite Biden’s ‘Zero’ Inflation Messaging
While the annual pace of inflation in the United States eased slightly in July, a deeper dive into the numbers reveals that some of the categories that hit everyday Americans especially hard in the pocketbook have soared, with the price of groceries jumping to the highest level since 1979.
Florida judge who approved FBI warrant for raid on Mar-a-Lago was assigned to Trump lawsuit against Clintons
Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the Florida judge who approved the warrant for the FBI raid of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, was formerly assigned to oversee a lawsuit in which Trump sued Hillary Clinton. He also previously represented former convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s employees in a sex trafficking case.

Christian News
Iran: Lawyer who defended a Pastor on death row has been imprisoned too, together with his former client
An attorney in Iran who helped save an Iranian pastor accused of ‘apostasy’ from the death penalty has now been imprisoned himself, together with his former client, who has again been jailed, Article 18 reports.
Nigeria: Christian women are being raped by Islamic terrorists seeking to destroy their communities
The Open Doors Christian advocacy organization has warned that Christian women in Nigeria are now being raped by Islamic militants as part of an ongoing systemic effort to destroy Christian communities through murder, terror attacks, abductions, and displacement, Christian Today reports.

Worthy Watch
Parents Push Back: Voters Defund Michigan Town Library Over Sexually Explicit LGBTQ Books
In a direct response to their local library's acquiring and prominently displaying LGBTQ books and other materials, the citizens of Jamestown, Michigan, recently voted to defund the library.
The PA Has Already Paid $1,421,940 to the Terrorists Who Blew Up the Sbarro Pizza Shop
August 9, 2022, marked 21 years since the attack on the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem. Fifteen people were murdered, including five members of one family, and 130 people were injured.

Worthy Insights
87,000 New IRS Agents Will Join Union That Gives 100% Of PAC Funds To Democrats
Per Americans for Tax Reform, the union gave 100% of its Political Action Committee (PAC) funding to Democrats for the 2022 cycle, including $30,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, $30,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and $30,000 to the DNC Services Corporation, a group dedicated to “coordinating party organizational activities.”