Prophecy News Watch - August 23, 2022

Around the World
Russia Blames Ukraine For Killing Putin Ally’s Daughter
Russia says Ukraine’s security service killed the daughter of a close ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a car bombing near Moscow.
US buys massive shipment of Ukrainian grain for poor countries, other rich countries must follow suit, says WFP chief
The United States has bought some 150,000 metric tons of grain from Ukraine for shipment to countries such as Kenya and Somalia, which have been beset by drought and are facing severe famine, the Associated Press reports.
Ukraine Suspected Of Drone Attack In Crimea
A suspected Ukrainian drone strike targeted Russia's famed Black Sea Fleet in Crimea as Kyiv allegedly stepped up attacks against Russian targets on the peninsula.
Iran must answer to IAEA probe, US says
Iran must respond to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s probe against it, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that could complicate a quick conclusion of an Iran deal.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Gantz cites parts of Jerusalem as ‘possible’ Palestinian capital
There are places within the Jerusalem area that the Palestinians could consider their capital, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Monday.
Hezbollah Attack on Israel Gas Field May Spark War With Lebanon, Israel’s Defense Head Warns
Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned Monday that an attack on its natural gas assets in the Mediterranean by the Hezbollah organization could spark war with the Iran-backed terrorist group.
As deal looms, Lapid tells Macron Israel ‘will do everything’ to avert nuclear Iran
Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Monday vowed in a conversation with French President Emanuel Macron that Israel would do whatever it takes to head off a nuclear-armed Iran, as the EU said that a meeting to finalize an agreement with Tehran might take place this week.

Inside the United States
America’s Top Doctor Fauci Resigns After Controversies
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, America’s controversial infectious-disease expert and a key White House adviser during the coronavirus pandemic, plan to step down in December after more than half a century in public service.
Judge Reinhart formally rejects DOJ argument to keep Trump affidavit sealed, calls raid ‘unprecedented’
Judge Bruce Reinhart on Monday admitted the FBI's raid on former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was "unprecedented" and formally rejected the Justice Department's argument to keep the affidavit leading to the search under seal, citing the "intense public and historical interest."
Durham loses key prosecutor in case against source of anti-Trump dossier as trial looms
A top prosecutor for special counsel John Durham has withdrawn from the criminal case against Igor Danchenko, who was a source for the anti-Trump Steele dossier, less than two months before the trial is set to begin.
‘In God We Trust’: Texas Law Requiring Public Schools Display National Motto Draws Backlash
Posters featuring the national motto are going up in public schools and colleges across Texas, and that's drawing backlash from several groups who argue the phrase is used to promote Christian nationalism.
Florida Christian School Head Won’t ‘Cower’ to Threats Amid Trans Policy Backlash
A Florida Christian school administrator has received death threats after saying students only would be referred to by their sex assigned at birth, and LGBTQ pupils will be asked to leave.

Christian News
Conservatives split from Australian Anglican church over LGBTQ issues
A contingent of conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage has separated from the Australian Anglican church to launch a new denomination called the Diocese of the Southern Cross, Church Leaders reports.
Nigeria: Islamic terror attacks on Christians continue unabated
Christians in Nigeria continue to be killed and kidnapped by Islamic terrorists, and August 2022 has been another harsh month of attacks and suffering, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Evangelicals called for prayer for end of war in Ukraine on August 24
A call has been issued for evangelicals around the world to join in prayer on August 24 to pray for an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Christian Today (CT) reports. Organized by the World Evangelical Alliance and by the European Evangelical Alliance, the day of prayer was chosen to coincide with Independence Day in Ukraine.

Worthy Watch

New York Defies Supreme Court With Unconstitutional Gun Permit Laws
New York’s new gun control law takes effect in two weeks. The law turns New York into a giant “gun-free zone.” But it also requires an in-person interview with law enforcement and the sharing of all social media accounts in order to obtain a gun license.