Prophecy News Watch - June 29, 2022

Around the World
NATO expansion on course as Turkey OKs bids for Sweden, Finland
Turkey on Tuesday dropped its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, seemingly clearing the way for the two nations to enter the trans-Atlantic alliance and delivering a major boost to Western solidarity amid the Russia-Ukraine war.
U.S. strike kills terror leader in Syria
A U.S. drone strike killed a senior leader of an al Qaeda-aligned terrorist organization in Syria, officials with U.S. Central Command said.
Ukraine’s President Urges G7 To Help Him End War
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged the Group of Seven (G7) strongest economies to help him end the war against Russia by the end of the year. Zelensky spoke as Russia fired missiles at the capital Kyiv and other cities, killing and injuring many.
Germany Jails 101-Year-Old For Holocaust Crimes
A German court has sentenced the oldest person so far to be charged with war crimes in the Holocaust to five years imprisonment.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel, Arab States Seek Peace Expansion
Representatives from Israel, the United States, and Arab allies have discussed “expanding the circle of lasting peace” in the Middle East, officials confirmed.
Israel first in the world to pump desalinated water into natural lake
Israel is about to become the first country ever to pump desalinated water into a freshwater natural lake - the Sea of Galilee - to supply water for drinking and irrigation, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
World Bank Study: Israel’s advanced communication technology improves job opportunities and economy
A World Bank study that studied the effects of Israel’s advanced infrastructure in high-speed internet access, has found that the availability of such advanced communications technology improves employment opportunities and the economy, the Jerusalem Post (JP) reports.

Inside the United States
Abortions can resume in Texas after judge blocks pre-Roe v. Wade ban
Abortions can resume in Texas after a judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a nearly century-old ban the state's Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide.
50 Dead Migrants Found In Truck In Texas; 3 Detained
The death toll from one of the most fatal human smuggling incidents along the U.S.-Mexico border rose to 50, authorities said Tuesday.
U.S. appeals court vacates federal vaccine mandate pending additional hearing
A U.S. appeals court panel said on Monday it would convene a full panel to reconsider President Joe Biden's executive order requiring civilian federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and set aside the order pending that hearing.
Reversal of Roe triggers spike in request for abortion pills
The US Supreme Court's decision to reverse its 1973 Roe v Wade ruling and withdraw the right to abortion triggered a surge in requests for abortion pills from residents in states where abortion was immediately banned, the New York Times (NYT) reports. The SCOTUS decision given in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization was issued on Friday, June 24.

Christian News
Egypt: Christian faces 5 years imprisonment for private social media content that allegedly insults Islam
A Christian man in Egypt is facing five years in prison after being convicted of having posted social media content considered to promote contempt for Islam, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Worthy Watch
EU Renews Digital Covid Pass Despite 99% Negative Public Feedback
Acting on a proposal of the European Commission, the European Parliament, as expected, voted yesterday to renew the EU Digital Covid Certificate for another year. The vote was 453 for, 119 against and 19 abstentions.

Worthy Insights
Senate sergeant-at-arms in charge of security during Jan 6 riot dies hours before today’s surprise hearing
Michael Stenger, who served as the Sergeant at Arms for the United States Senate during January 6 riot at the US Capitol last year, has died, Fox News’s Chad Pergram reported. This death marks a string of deaths connected to the January 6th riots. Along with Stenger's death, four police officers at various times who were witnesses to the riots have committed suicide.
BBC staff told there are more than 150 genders in diversity training sessions
BBC staff have been told there are more than 150 genders and to develop their “trans brand” by declaring their pronouns on email signoffs.