Prophecy News Watch - July 22, 2022

Around the World
Italian Premier Draghi resigns amid political turmoil, collapsed government
Italian Premier Mario Draghi resigned Thursday after key coalition allies boycotted a confidence vote, signaling the likelihood of an early election and a renewed period of uncertainty for Italy and Europe at a critical time.
China Ramps Up Censorship As Protests Break Out Across The Nation
Chinese censors are removing videos, posts and hashtags related to protests over mortgage payments from Chinese social networking sites such as Douyin and Weibo, according to Reuters.
Sri Lanka Tense After New President (Worthy News In-Depth)
There were fears Thursday of new unrest in Sri Lanka after Parliament elected Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new president of the bankrupt Buddhist-majority nation.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: Archaeologists unearth 2,000 Judean villa with ‘mikvah’
Archaeologists in Jerusalem’s Old City have unearthed a 2,000-year-old Judean villa with its own Jewish ritual bath (‘mikveh’), overlooking the site of the Biblical temples, the Associated Press reports.
IDF unveils new Judea and Samaria security fence
The IDF continues its efforts to strengthen the Judea and Samaria security barrier as part of the IDF's recent counterterrorism activities. The construction of the barrier which began in April constitutes a significant step in Operation “Break the Wave'' and the ongoing efforts to thwart and prevent terrorism as well as strengthen the Judea and Samaria security barrier. This operation led to significant progress in the construction of the security barrier in the Judean Desert, and also led to a significant decrease in the number of illegal infiltrations into Israeli territory.
3 Syrian soldiers killed in alleged Israeli airstrikes near Damascus
Three Syrian soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in alleged Israeli airstrikes that targeted sites near Damascus on Thursday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court won’t reinstate Biden immigration policies, pending litigation
The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a bid by the Biden administration to block a ruling from a federal judge that barred immigration officials from following its enforcement guidelines.
House Passes Bill Prohibiting States From Limiting Contraceptives, Abortifacients
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would prohibit states from limiting the possession and distribution of contraceptives and abortifacients, even if they have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Christian News
Iran: Christian converts convicted of house-church membership
Four Christian converts in Iran have been convicted of criminality due to their membership of house churches, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Worthy Watch
House Democrats Block Republican Resolution Condemning Violence at Churches, Pregnancy Centers
House Democrats on Tuesday blocked a Republican resolution that would have condemned the violence seen by radical pro-abortion activists at churches and pro-life pregnancy centers in recent months.
Mystery solved: DOJ secretly thwarted release of Russia documents declassified by Trump
In the final hours of the Trump presidency, the U.S. Justice Department raised privacy concerns to thwart the release of hundreds of pages of documents that Donald Trump had declassified to expose FBI abuses during the Russia collusion probe, and the agency then defied a subsequent order to release the materials after redactions were made, according to interviews and documents.

Worthy Watch
CIA Director: China Will Use ‘Overwhelming Force’ To Invade Taiwan
Russia’s ongoing struggle to defeat Ukraine has altered the scale and timeline surrounding China’s Taiwan invasion strategy, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said Wednesday.
House-Passed Defense Bill Mentions ‘Gender’ 29 Times, Establishes a ‘Gender Advisor Workforce’
The word “gender” is mentioned 29 times in the House-passed version of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also formally establishes a full-time, funded, stationed, and resourced “Gender Advisor Workforce.”

Worthy Insights
Drag queens, incest, pedophilia dominate taxpayer-funded film festival
American taxpayer dollars contributed to a queer film festival that featured films on drug culture, incestuous siblings, and sexual relationships between adults and minors.
Fentanyl-traffic suspects skip California court date after release on cashless bail
Two men accused of trafficking multiple thousands of fentanyl pills failed to show up for their court date Thursday after having been released on cashless bail last month.
Solar Panels Suffer Stunning Failure as Weather Becomes ‘Too Hot’ for Them to Handle
In an article Tuesday headlined “Weather ‘too hot’ for solar panels,” The Telegraph of London reported Tuesday that temperatures of over 104 degrees Fahrenheit — “for the first time ever in Britain” — severely negatively impacted local solar panels’ ability to store energy.