Prophecy News Watch - July 20, 2022

Around the World
Ukraine’s President Appoints New Security Chief After Battle Losses
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed a new security official as acting head of the domestic spy agency after two top officials amid allegations of treason. It comes as the death toll rises as Russia's military attempts to capture the entire eastern Donbas region, Ukraine's industrial heartland.
WHO: COVID triples across Europe, hospitalizations double
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that coronavirus cases have tripled across Europe in the past six weeks, accounting for nearly half of all infections globally. Hospitalization rates have also doubled, although intensive care admissions have remained low.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Praises Putin For Acting in Ukraine to Stop ‘Dangerous’ NATO
NATO is a “dangerous entity” which, if allowed, would continue to expand with no limits, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Warns Lebanon Over Hezbollah ‘Aggression’
Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned Lebanon on Tuesday (July 19) that “aggression” by the country’s Iranian proxy, Hezbollah, will not be tolerated.

Inside the United States
California: School district postpones planned vote on putting Planned Parenthood clinic at high school following large protest
alifornia’s Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District had planned to vote Monday on whether to install a Planned Parenthood clinic at one of its high schools, but the plan was postponed after a large group of parents and anti-abortion demonstrators held a protest outside the board meeting on the same day, Newsweek reports.
US federal government received nearly $4 trillion in record tax income this fiscal year
The US federal government collected a record $3,835,390,000,000 in total taxes in the first nine months of this fiscal year, the new Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government (MTS) reports. The Fiscal Year-to-Date (FYTD) budget deficit through June was $515 billion, a $1.723 trillion (-77%) decrease from the same period last year.
House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Backed by 47 Republicans
A vote to codify same-sex marriage into federal law split House Republicans on Tuesday, with roughly a third of the GOP conference voting with Democrats in favor and the rest opposing.
US Marine Corps successfully tests Iron Dome-based air defense
The U.S. Marine Corps has successfully tested an air-defense package incorporating Israel’s Iron Dome Tamir missile, according to Israel’s Ministry of Defense.
House Democrats push bill to add four seats to Supreme Court
House Democrats on Monday demanded legislation to add four seats to the Supreme Court in hopes of moving the judicial body away from its current conservative slant.

Christian News
Poll: Majority of Americans believe religious liberty is declining in US
A new poll by Lifeway Research has found that 54% of Americans believe religious liberty is declining in the US, and 59% believe that tolerance of Christianity specifically is declining, CBN News reports. The poll found that evangelical believers are more likely (74%) to say religious liberty is declining than those who are not evangelical (48%).

Worthy Watch
Explosion reported at Hoover Dam
Police in Boulder City, Nevada say they are headed to the Hoover Dam after reports of an explosion Tuesday morning. Videos posted on social media showed what appeared to be a fire or explosion in a building near the base of the dam.
Cost-of-living increase for Social Security may push seniors into higher tax bracket, say experts
Retirees on fixed incomes and Social Security could get a double whammy from inflation because benefits, which rise with the cost of living, might push them into a higher tax bracket.

Worthy Insights
Vice President Harris Likens SCOTUS Decision on Abortion to Slavery
Vice President Kamala Harris likened abortion bans to slavery in a speech at the NAACP National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday.
US Citizen Caught At The Border With Enough Fentanyl To Kill Every Single Person On The West Coast
Border Patrol agents seized 250 pounds of fentanyl, enough to potentially kill everyone living on the west coast of the country, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Monday.