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Worthy Brief - 7/12/2018

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Worthy News Brief - July 12, 2018

Friend, wake up and smell the roses!

Matthew 5:11-12 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

An ancient story is told of the Queen of Sheba. She sent two wreaths of roses to Solomon, one real and one artificial, to test his reputed wisdom. She defied him to detect the genuine from the artificial. Solomon at once directed that some bees be brought into the room and of course, they immediately flew to the real flowers and thought nothing of the counterfeit.

So it is with us as believers. When we find ourselves overwhelmed, surrounded, being attacked from every side with the bees of revile and persecution, it simply means they recognize that we are the real deal! Our beautiful aroma attracts those scary bees but the Lord, in the end, "Where,[oh bees], is your sting?"

Friend, rejoice when the bees come around! Don't lose heart! God has the victory!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love,

George, Baht Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Arad, Israel

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Around the World
U.S., France and Gulf allies agree to new round of talks on Syria
French President Emmanuel Macron and President Trump on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels have reportedly agreed on a plan to push Middle East allies Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan to start talks on way to put an end to Syria’s seven-year civil war.
Russia moving into Libya
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely monitoring Russian military activities in Libya for signs that Moscow may soon build a military base in the divided North African state.
Trump stirs up NATO meeting with objection to Russian-German gas pipeline
President Trump on Wednesday stoked divisions in Europe by wading into the middle of an intense fight over the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, a project that critics fear will give Moscow new leverage in the region and could create a geopolitically dangerous Russian-German economic alliance.
Setting out vision for future ties, May presses Brexit plans
British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a blueprint on Thursday for what her government calls 'a principled and practical Brexit', putting at its core a plan for a free trade area for goods that has angered many in her party.
Argentina asks Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 Jewish center bombing
An Argentine federal judge investigating the 1994 Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center bombing has asked Russian officials to arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s supreme leader in connection with the attack.
From Ottawa to Berlin, world leaders pressured to stem refugee surge
President Trump had something in common with the other world leaders at the NATO summit in Brussels — an immigration emergency on their doorsteps.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Pledging not to oust Assad, Netanyahu urges Putin to ‘get Iranians out’ of Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Israel will not seek to unseat Syrian dictator Bashar Assad from power, while urging Moscow to remove Iranian troops from the country, according to an Israeli official.
IDF strikes three military targets in Syrian Golan heights
The IDF spokesperson confirmed in a statement early Thursday morning that Israel attacked three military posts in Syria late Wednesday night.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court Declines to Hear 2 Cases on Legislative Prayer, Leaves Contradictory Rulings in Place
The United States Supreme Court has declined to hear two cases dealing with the legality of prayer at legislative meetings, maintaining one municipal council's right to continue holding prayers and leaving another stuck with a lower court defeat.
Rosenstein asks federal prosecutors for help in review of Kavanaugh documents
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has asked federal prosecutors to help the Department of Justice (DOJ) review Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's government documents, according to a report in The New York Times that notes the request is an unusual injection of politics into the law enforcement duties of the department.
Judge Rules Trump Admin. Is Wrong to Deny 87 Iranian Christians, Religious Minorities Asylum Without Reason
A federal court ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration wrongly denied asylum to dozens of Iranian Christians and other religious minorities who were invited to seek asylum in the United States under a congressionally enacted program.

Christian News
US missionaries fear for lives amid riots in Haiti
The capital of Haiti has faced four days of riots and demonstrations — forcing US tourists and missionaries to stay inside following a government-ordered increase on gas prices.
Compassion International Boy among 13 Rescued from Cave; ‘Thank You to God,’ Parents Say
The parents of the boys rescued from a Thailand cave were celebrating Monday, and among them were the father and mother of a boy who is sponsored through Compassion International.
20 Indian Christians hurt in attack on prayer meeting
Twenty Christians have been injured in an assault on a prayer meeting in India's Uttar Pradesh state, according to International Christian Concern.

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