Prophecy News Watch - August 13, 2019

Around the World
Iran warns of war if Israeli warships enter Persian Gulf
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned there's a potential for war if Israel joins the maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf.
Turkey: US Delegation Begins Work on Syria Safe Zone
Turkey says a U.S. delegation has arrived in the country to set up a coordination center for a so-called 'safe zone' in Syria, part of an agreement struck last week that appeared to avert a possible new Turkish incursion into Syria.
Russian explosion raises radiation fears, questions about secretive weapons program
Thousands of Russians attended the funerals Monday of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by an explosion as they tested a new rocket engine, a tragedy that fueled radiation fears and raised new questions about a secretive weapons program.
US, UK looking for quick post-Brexit trade deal
The United States and the United Kingdom will be looking for a quick, piece by piece, trade deal when Britain leaves the European Union.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
At the southern tip of the Red Sea, Iran poses a direct threat to Israel
As Iran seeks to intimidate its way out of US-led economic sanctions, including by seizing tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, a top Israeli expert has warned that Israel would be immensely vulnerable if Tehran extends this tactic to a second strategic waterway.
Before election, PM aims for Trump backing for Israel sovereignty at settlements
rime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a public declaration from US President Donald Trump ahead of the September elections backing an Israeli move to extend its sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank, officials in the Prime Minister’s Office told Zman Yisrael, The Times of Israel’s Hebrew-language site, on Sunday.
In largest-ever drill, Israeli Navy prepares for massive, devastating quake
Thousands dead, over 100,000 injured, hospitals destroyed and national infrastructure in shambles following a powerful earthquake in northern Israel — this was the scenario simulated in a first-of-its-kind multinational exercise held by the Israeli Navy this week.
Evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem found in Mount Zion excavation
Researchers digging at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's ongoing archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have announced a second significant discovery from the 2019 season—clear evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city from 587/586 BCE.

Inside the United States
Federal Spending Sets New Record; Treasury Runs Nearly $900 Billion Deficit
The federal government spent a record $3,727,014,000,000 in the first ten months of fiscal 2019 (October through July), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
‘In God We Trust’ motto to appear in every Louisiana public school this fall
The words ‘In God We Trust’ will be displayed in every Louisiana public school starting this fall.
CA Pro-life Activists Rally in Sacramento to Protest 'Free' Chemical Abortions at Public Colleges
Groups will gather in Sacramento, Calif. on Tuesday to protest legislative proposal, SB 24, mandating that state-funded colleges keep the abortion pill, RU-486 available as a basic health service.

Christian News
Pastor Beaten, Attackers Escape in India as Church Leaders Call on Modi to Address Persecution of Christians
The Evangelical Fellowship of India called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the problem of rising persecution against Christians in his country, after a pastor was dragged from a prayer meeting by members of a nationalist organization.
'Long, Complex History' of Conversion Prayers for Jews Leads Anglican Church of Canada to Change Wording
The Anglican Church of Canada plans on rewording the language of its prayers about Jews.
Christians Taken Captive in February Released in Myanmar
Prisoners from one of Myanmar’s predominantly Christian ethnic groups were released recently after spending 6 months in captivity.