Prophecy News Watch - June 17, 2022

Around the World
Iran digging vast tunnel network south of Natanz nuclear facility
Israeli and American intelligence officials have been watching each day as Iran digs a vast tunnel network just south of the Natanz nuclear production site, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Europe’s Leading Economies Seek Ukraine’s EU Membership
The leaders of the European Union’s three largest economies, Germany, France, and Italy, pledged Thursday to back Ukraine’s “immediate” candidacy to join the 27-member nation European Union.
‘Brazil Fisherman Admits Killing British Journalist And Expert In Amazon’
Brazilian police say an illegal fisherman has confessed to killing British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the remote Amazon, where they investigated abuses and crime.
Report: ‘Iceland World’s Most Peaceful Nation’
Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, followed by New Zealand and Ireland, according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI).
China Backs Russia In Invasion As Thousands Suffer
Chinese President Xi Jinping assured his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of Beijing's support for Russia, which is invading Ukraine, prompting an angry response from Washington.
Russia Pledges Evacuations As It Urges Ukraine To Surrender In East
ope Francis appealed for peace Wednesday as the suffering continued in war-torn Ukraine, where the Russian military urged Ukrainian forces to surrender in the east. “Let our remembrance, affection, prayers, and help always go out to these people who are suffering so much and who are carrying out a true martyrdom,” Francis told pilgrims in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel coordinates Syria air strikes with the US
Israel secretly coordinates with the US on many of the air strikes it carries out in Syria, current and former US officials told The Wall Street Journal in a report published on Thursday.
Israel: High Court considering pro-life petition to stop abortion after 24 weeks
Israel’s High Court is set to rule this week on a petition brought by pro-lifers to stop abortions after 24 weeks gestation, CBN News reports. Israel allows state-funded abortion up to birth with the approval of a designated termination committee.

Inside the United States
Biden Executive Order Targets States That Oppose Trans Athletes in Girl’s Sports and Gender-Changes for Kids
President Joe Biden is using executive orders to undermine state laws that curb LGBTQI+ initiatives in public schools, trying to garner political points with the LGBT community during its so-called pride month.
Total illegal migrants crossing border under Biden greater than population of 23 U.S. states
President Joe Biden and his administration insist the southwest U.S. border is closed and federal immigration laws are being enforced.

Christian News
Christian factory worker awarded $26,000 after losing job for wearing crucifix
An employment court in Dundee, Scotland has awarded a Christian factory worker over $26,000 in compensation after he was fired on the spot for refusing to take off his crucifix necklace, the Telegraph reports.
Nigeria: Dozens of Christians murdered in one week of jihadist attacks
Jihadist terrorists in Nigeria murdered dozens of Christians during the week of 5-12 June, in unusually well-planned attacks on churches, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Islamic jihadists have murdered more than 43,000 Christians in Nigeria since 2021, but the methods used in last week’s attacks appear to show a heightened level of sophistication and determination.
American Chrisitan couple helps Ukrainians
An American Christian couple who care for the poor and share the Gospel with them have been going back and forth from the Romanian border with Ukraine, taking supplies to Ukrainians suffering under the Russian invasion, and bringing child refugees out of the war-torn country to safety, CBN News reports.
Kidnappers Release Nigeria’s Anglican Bishop
Nigeria’s kidnapped Anglican Bishop Adeyinka Aderogba, his wife, and their driver have been released after spending 48 hours in captivity, their church confirmed.

Worthy Watch
MSNBC Reports Massive Shift in Hispanic Voters to GOP
MSNBC sounds the alarm over the massive shift to the GOP over a district that Barack Obama won with over 60% of the vote.
Watch the entire Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Fauci exchange in a Senate Hearing
"How many kids are going to the hospital who've already had COVID? The answer may be zero, but you're not even giving us the data ... When the CDC released the data, they left out the category of 18 to 49 on whether or not there was a health benefit [for boosters] for adults 18 to 49. Why was it left out? When critics finally complained, it was finally included, because there was no health benefit from taking a booster between the 18 and 49 [age group] in the CDC study."

Worthy Insights
Christian Reformed Church Brings LGBT Stance Into Faith Statement
The Christian Reformed Church, a small evangelical denomination of US and Canadian churches, voted Wednesday at its annual synod to codify its opposition to homosexual sex by elevating it to the status of confession, or declaration of faith.
NY Times: Bracing for the End of Roe v. Wade, the White House Weighs Executive Actions
President Biden’s top aides are weighing whether he can or should take a series of executive actions to help women in Republican-controlled states obtain abortions if the Supreme Court eliminates a woman’s right to end her pregnancy, according to senior administration officials.
Vaccine Safety Research Foundation Issues Warning
The Vaccine Safety Research Foundation issued this short three-minute video that should be watched by all parents.