Prophecy News Watch - July 12, 2019

Around the World
Russian S-400 defense systems arrive in Turkey despite US warning
Turkey's Defense Ministry says the first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, a development that could move the country closer to U.S. sanctions.
'We Still Have Things Up Our Sleeve,' Senior Administration Official Says as Trump Rolls Out New Sanctions on Iran
As part of the new sanctions on the regime promised by President Trump Wednesday, the US will revoke waivers for Iran’s non-military nuclear program.
Europe’s Reported Syphilis Cases Increase 70% Since 2010
Syphilis cases have soared in Europe over the last decade and become, for the first time since the early 2000s, more common in some countries than new cases of HIV, health experts said Friday.
'You Will Go to a Worse Place Than This': Muslim Uighurs Conscripted into China's Communist Schools, Report Reveals
China’s Communist thought transformation camps were recently exposed in a BBC report that toured one of the facilities where more than a million Uighur Muslims have been imprisoned.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Mossad led IAEA to radioactive material at Iran site, proving it broke deal
The IAEA has found signs of radioactive material which would violate the 2015 nuclear deal at an Iranian nuclear site identified to the agency by Israeli intelligence, Channel 13 reported late Thursday.
Netanyahu: 'We Are Preparing for a Campaign' Against Hamas
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised a wider military offensive in the Gaza strip to be launched shortly, seeking to alleviate concerns of residents in the coastal enclave of Ashkelon Thursday.
Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iran threat, sanctions in phone call
President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran on Wednesday, the White House said, the same day the U.S. president threatened to 'substantially' increase sanctions on Tehran to curb its nuclear activities.
Netanyahu: No uprooting of settlements in any peace plan
Israel has no intention of evacuating any of the West Bank settlements in any peace plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday night during a celebratory event marking the 40th anniversary of the Samaria Regional Council.

Inside the United States
U.S. Budget Gap Widens to $747 Billion in 9 Months Through June
The U.S. budget deficit widened by 23% to $747.1 billion in the first nine months of the fiscal year, as rising spending eclipsed a small bump in revenue from the Trump administration’s tariffs.
Trump Decides Not to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is not planning to add the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
President Trump Can't Block Critics on Twitter, Says Court
President Donald Trump can’t ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying the First Amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern.
Gallup poll shows more pro-lifers than pro-choicers
Gallup released its annual public-opinion poll on abortion policy, and its results contain some good news for abortion opponents. According to the survey, a plurality of Americans now identify as pro-life, with 49 percent of respondents calling themselves 'pro-life,' and 46 percent calling themselves 'pro-choice.' This is the first Gallup poll since 2013 in which a higher percentage of respondents identified as 'pro-life' rather than 'pro-choice.'

Christian News
Archaeologist Says a Stone Pillar in the City of David is Where Abraham Met Melchizedek
An Israeli archaeologist has uncovered the remains of an altar believed to be from around the time when Abraham met the high priest Melchizedek in Jerusalem.
Scientists may have found one of the oldest Christian churches in the world
Scientists may have discovered one of the oldest Christian churches in the world by using muon radiography to scan a mysterious subterranean building located in the ancient Russian city of Derbent, on the Caspian Sea's coast.